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  • Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.

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    Although the S&P closed higher Friday, all three major indexes closed down for the week as investors questioned whether stocks were due for a correction.

  • Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for positions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied. Today is the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching," which is the simultaneous expiration of stock index futures, stock index options, stock futures, and stock options.

  • On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.

  • Peter Costa of Empire Executions and Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the weekend.

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    For the second time in two years, a key member of Microsoft's management team for the Xbox is leaving the company.

  • Investors appear keen on remaining nimble during the last hours of Friday's trade. Will quadruple witching trigger a wild close?

  • The Dow tipped into negative territory as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday. But techs rallied.

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    Microsoft shares are up a whopping 39% in the last 3 months, trouncing the whole market and the rest of tech. Has Bing provided the bang that Mr. Softee so desperately needed?

  • Stocks opened higher Friday as today marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" and techs rallied.

  • Goldman Sachs added Microsoft to its “Americas conviction buy list” Friday and raised its price target for the stock by $4 a share, sending shares of the technology bellwether higher in pre-market trading.

  • Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

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  • At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  Three months later, that has changed significantly.

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    Randy writes, "FBR Capital Markets upgraded Microsoft's price target on Wednesday; is now a good time to get in?"

  • Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, weighed in on the best places to invest now.