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  • The Dow crossed the 9,900 mark on Monday and investors are wondering what the shape of the recovery will look like—will it be a V or a W? Wayne Angell, principal at Angell Economics and former Federal Reserve governor, and Brian Bethune, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, shared their market insights.

  • Intel may have finally found its groove, and its shares are finally beginning to reflect it. As the company prepares to release its third quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, investors have to ask themselves whether now is the time to jump in, or whether this will be another winter of discontent.

  • The market has risen so far ahead of the economy, it's hard for Art Cashin, financial services director of floor operations at UBS, to get on board.

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    It was just a matter of time. Not an "if," but a "when." The only question for former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson was what board he'd choose to stay on: Apple's or Google's. We should all be troubled by such difficult decisions.

  • Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • The global recovery is being led by countries outside of the United States, and investors should look to multinational corporations to protect themselves against the weakening dollar, said David Darst of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week. 

  • Media moguls from the West want to ensure that they generate revenue from digital distribution of their content, a message that seems particularly pointed against the backdrop of China, which is known for its rampant piracy.

  • Can the bulls can generate enough momentum to drive the Dow over 10,000 next week, or are they're about to be sidelined by the dollar?

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    There is a real risk of a double-dip recession and the market is acting in a "schizophrenic" way, which could cause a "bloodbath" for investors, billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC Friday.

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    Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options activity in Microsoft. And you can only find out what he makes of it here - on the web!

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Microsoft and Yamana Gold popped while Pepsico and Barnes & Noble dropped.

  • The markets will continue to grind higher, propelled by forthcoming reports that will show growing strength in the economy, said Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor's, and Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.

  • The tech blogosphere is a buzz (or a-twitter depending on how you consume news) about reports that Twitter is in talks with Microsoft and Google to integrate Tweets into their search results.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.

  • Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as banks and techs gained but investors took a wait-and-see approach ahead of the start of earnings season. But banks and techs gained.

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    One of the video game industry’s most consistent hitmakers is taking things to the next level.  PopCap Games, the creator of titles such as “Bejweled,” “Zuma,” “Bookworm” and “Peggle” – has raised $22.5 million from venture capitalists.

  • Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors took a breather after a two-day rally and braced for the start of earnings season. But banks and techs giane.d

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    It’s as if we each have a channel-changing remote control embedded in our restless, fidgety brains. Is someone taking too long to get to the point? Zap. Are you boring me? Click.