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  • Stocks rallied on Wednesday following a decline in equities over the previous two trading sessions, when major indexes posted their biggest losses since early February. How should investors be positioned? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, discussed his market strategy.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday as the market looked for direction ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy.

  • Technology stocks have underperformed since the fourth quarter and tech is where investors should be putting their money, said Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company.

  • Get calls on Apple, Seagate Tech, Cisco Systems and more.

  • Microsoft Corporate Headquarters

    Microsoft said on Monday it signed a patent agreement with Amazon.com that allows the two companies to share technology in several areas including Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader and Amazon's use of Linux-based servers. 

  • Technology is still the place for investors and I still like the longer-term prospects for the sector, said Ned Riley, CEO of Riley Asset Management. He discussed his outlook on the sector.

  • The Dow rebounded after a lower open, as investors absorbed the initial surprise of the Fed's discount rate hike. What can history tell us about where stocks will go—and where are the best sectors to invest in? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, discussed his outlook.

  • U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week. 

  • FarmVille

    The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.

  • Hewlett-Packard reported results and an outlook that outstripped what Wall Street was expecting from the company. Which smaller companies will benefit from HP’s surge? Rob Sanderson, director of research at ABR Investment Strategy, and Scott Kessler, senior director of IT equity research, at Standard & Poor's shared their views.

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    Microsoft and Yahoo have received clearance from regulators in Washington and Europe to proceed with a search partnership intended to challenge industry giant Google.

  • Apple's iPhone

    It's an easy mistake to make: Believing technology nowadays only focuses on a narrow, decidedly younger swath of the market. But companies dissing the Baby Boomer set do so at their own peril.

  • Dow component Hewlett-Packard is due to release earnings results after the bell tonight (Wednesday). What should investors expect from the tech giant? Aaron Rakers, equity research analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared his analysis on the hardware company.

  • The average volume this year on down days is stronger than the average activity on up days. The conviction in this market is still with the bears…for now.

  • U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%.  This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.

  • While China is trying to slow their rate of growth, the rest of the world is not going to end its “nascent recovery,” said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his market outlook and investment strategies.

  • “This is a crazy, ridiculous period,” the Mad Money host said. Here is how you survive it.

  • Wii

    The video game industry stumbled out of the gate in 2010, posting a 13 percent decline in January sales compared with 2009. But despite the negative news, observers are still expecting improvements in the months to come.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It hasn’t been a good week to be an Electronic Arts shareholder. The company’s stock fell nearly 10 percent Tuesday after it gave a dire forecast for the coming quarter. Activision, meanwhile, thrilled its shareholders with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

  • Google Inc.'s China headquarters in Beijing

    Maybe I'm just too jaded to believe this is all about the "Do no evil" company trying to protect human rights in China, and now Iran, but somehow I believe there's something far more complex going on here.