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  • The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point  gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

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    Google handily beat analysts' expectations for both profit and revenue on Thursday, sending its shares up in after-hours trading.

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    The company soundly beat on the top and bottom lines, with $2.40 a share on $23.6 billion. And most importantly, IBM did indeed raise its full year EPS guidance, from $9.70 to $9.85 a share.

  • U.S. stocks finished the trading session slightly higher on Thursday, as a lift in oil prices gave a boost to energy shares. Companies in the Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors dominated the list. 

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    The amazing thing about Google ahead of its earnings tonight is the lack of humility.

  • While the demographic for video games and action movies is basically the same, the track record for films based on games has been a pretty dismal one. For every “Tomb Raider”-sized hit, there are a handful of flops like “BloodRayne.”

  • On Wednesday, the Dow broke above the 10,000 level for the first time in a year with bulls driving stocks higher on stronger-than-expected earnings.

  • The Dow crossed above 10,000 today for the first time in over a year.  The first time the Dow crossed the 5-digit market was back in March 1999.  See how the who's who in market cap leaders has changed since then.

  • Financials are leading stocks higher as the Dow marches toward the critical 10,000 milestone. So how high can we go this year? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at Stockmarket Mentor, discussed their market outlooks.

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    Intel’s quarterly outlook and results shattered expectations on Tuesday afternoon, boosting its shares to a 52-week high and fueling optimism over a tech sector recovery before the crucial holiday season. Craig Berger, senior technology, media and telecom analyst with FBR Capital Markets shared his insights on the microprocessor giant.

  • Not all earnings are created equal. Find out which numbers matter most to the Fast Money traders!

  • With the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 10,000 point mark for the first time since 2008, we wanted to take a peek back in time to compare what America was like the very first time the Dow crossed 10,000 mark (March 29th, 1999) to today.What were some of the most cutting-edge products, who was the highest paid athlete, and what were the hottest topics buzzing around the internet? For these and more comparisons, check out the following slideshow!

    The first time the Dow hit 10,000 it was 1999. What did the world look like then? What were the hottest gadgets? The hottest stars?See what the world looked like — then and now.

  • Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.

  • Tom Forester, portfolio manager of the 5-star Morningstar rated Forester Value Fund, shared his investment strategy and stock picks.

  • Markets traded higher on Monday as better-than-expected earnings results began trickling in, boosting investors' optimism about the overall earnings season. Leo Grohowski, CIO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Charles Kantor, managing director and portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman, shared their market insights.

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    Anticipation is building over a trio of important tech earnings. This week IBM, Intel and Google release third quarter results, providing what could be a critical view on whether the economic rebound has taken root both in the U.S. and around the world.

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    The November 2005 launch of the Xbox 360 marked not only the beginning of a new cycle of video game hardware, it also launched a new era in video game pricing.

  • 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.