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  • The Dow broke 9,000 yesterday — and has hovered at that level Friday. What's next for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Stocks' fluctuation shows that investors can't decide. But the Mad Money host said that he knows. Plus, get calls on tech, housing, advertising and more.

  • Stocks took a hit Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from Microsoft, Amazon and AmEx. But the Dow poked higher in afternoon trading Microsoft shares fell nearly 10%.

  • Stocks take a breather early on, but show resiliency midday. Blame it on tech. Disappointment over tech earnings (Microsoft chiefly) is causing the NASDAQ to notably underperform the broader market in the first half of trading.

  • For the past 14 years I have traveled worldwide helping businesses of every imaginable size and in dozens of different industries focus on the most important factors for business success. What I have discovered along the way is that business is much less complex than I thought it was, writes author John Spence.

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    Stocks slipped Friday as weaker consumer sentiment compounded losses after disappointing earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft. The disappointing earnings and sentiment gave investors reason to pause and take a breather after a significant run-up in the past few weeks, in which the Nasdaq logged 12 straight gains — its longest run since 1992. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • The bears were caught by surprise on Friday with the S&P 500 turning positive, despite rather disappointing earnings from Microsoft and weakness from Schlumberger.

  • Stocks skidded Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft.

  • While the S&P 500 is up 3.8 percent this week, the S&P 500 equal-weighted index, which gives each of the 500 stocks an equal weighting, is up 4.7 percent this week. In other words, this has been a fairly broad rally, with lots of stocks participating in the rally.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, probably due to earnings exhaustion, as after-the-bell results reports from American Express, Amazon.com and Microsoft disappointed investors.

  • The Dow crossed 9,000 for the first time since January and Nasdaq racked up gains for the 12th day straight. What's really driving the stock markets now? UBS' Art Cashin offered CNBC his insights Thursday afternoon.

  • The stock market could take a sharp turn lower on Friday after Microsoft, Amazon and American Express all disappointed investors in the after-hours.

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    Microsoft posted a steeper-than-expected 17 percent drop in quarterly revenue and said its business continued to be hurt by the weak global PC and server markets, sending its shares tumbling.

  • The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

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    Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter was ugly. No two ways about it. The company missed on the top by a staggering $1.25 billion, reporting $13.1 billion against the $14.38 billion consensus. It's an enormous miss, and stunning to many analysts covering the company.

  • Big tech companies such as Amazon.com and Microsoft are reporting earnings results after the bell and Rob Enderle shares his insights.

  • What should investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2009? Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners gave their outlooks.

  • The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

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    Are we on the verge of a new era for Microsoft? The short answer is, "very likely," as long as investors aren't looking for explosive growth and will be happy with steady, predictable growth.

  • With the Dow breaking above 9000, should you position for the next leg higher or the end of the line?