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  • Stocks closed higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Chevron and Merck gained, HP fell.

  • Stocks are modestly higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Merck and Chevron gained, HP fell.

  • Plus, get calls on automakers and the high-end shoe biz.

  • With the S&P struggling around 1100 are the bulls out of ammo? Or will they come out with guns blazing next week?

  • Equities are the “best game in town” versus other asset classes, said Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners.

  • Stocks trimmed gains amid light volume in a largely upbeat week for the market and as President Barack Obama holds a press conference focused on the U.S. economy.  Honeywell and Altria rose, HP fell.

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    Right off the bat, Elop will have to decide whether to ditch Symbian, and how much to overhaul Nokia’s hidebound structure without running afoul of its European labor sensibilities.

  • Interesting developments in global markets, from financial firms to handset makers to semiconductors.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday after a rise in crude oil prices and as investors consider Deutsche Bank's step to raise capital.

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    While the August sales figures gave the video game industry yet another dose of bad news, at least Electronic Arts had something to smile about.

  • The tech sector has led the headlines with a flurry of M&A deals in the recent weeks. So are there any buys that are still out there for investors? Kennard Allen, portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund, shared his sector outlook.

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    Sales numbers will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and they’re expected to be grim. Michael Pachter, managing director of Wedbush Securities, predicts software sales will drop 6 percent compared to 2009 to $445 million.

  • The tech sector is down about 7 percent this year, so when will things start picking up again? Jordan Posner, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Mark Demos, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

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    "Duke Nukem Forever" is the Rasputin of the video game world.

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  • The Dow and S&P snap a 3-week losing streak as both benchmarks managed their best first trading week of September since 1982 and all ten main sectors of the S&P rose for the week, with four up by more than 4% led by Financials.

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    Apple might have shined its spotlight Wednesday on Apple TV and the new iPods, but at the same time, it had a clear message for the video game industry: We’re coming for you.

  • She is a highly regarded analyst on Wall Street. What Heather Bellini now sees in Microsoft.