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  • Next week you could nearly drown in data, considering the flood of earnings reports that are coming. But don’t panic, our traders will keep you afloat.

  • Stocks closed higher despite some selling in the final half hour of trading, giving the market its sixth straight weekly gain and its longest weekly winning streak since 2007.

  • The US markets rally for the 6th straight week as fears about a devastating first-quarter earnings period diminish slightly and investors find increasing hope that the US economy may be stabilizing.

  • With Intel and Google now in the books, we can start to focus on the busiest single week of tech earnings that I can remember in recent history.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Cigna and Cheesecake Factory popped while Southwest Airlines and GameStop dropped.

  • Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.

  • Google will report its first-quarter earnings after the bell today (Thursday). How should stock investors play it? Richard Fetyko, internet analyst at Merriman Curhan Ford, gave CNBC his recommendation.

  • Microsoft and the Justice Department agreed to extend some portions of federal antitrust oversight for 18 months, according to court papers filed Thursday.

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    In the past month, both Amazon  and Toys R Us have launched pilot programs, trading and selling used games.

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    While the video game industry has proved relatively resistant to the recession so far, the CEO of GameStop, the industry's largest specialty retailer, says lowering the price of the leading three consoles is necessary to keep momentum going.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Yum! Brands and Piper Jaffray popped while Microsoft and Abbott Labs dropped.

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    There's no question that journalism needs a new business model. But until now, no one has come up with the solution. Three veterans of print publications are teaming up to launch their solution to the media-monetization problem.

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    It's not often the CEO's comments can overshadow an entire earnings report, but that's what might be happening with Intel and the company's first quarter report.

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    This was going to be a dicey quarter no matter how you slice it for Intel, with analysts anticipating a paltry 2 cents a share in earnings and the very real possibility that the company could report its first loss in something like 87 quarters.

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    The S&P 500 closed modestly higher on Monday with investors betting that big banks will post at least decent quarterly results. And after hours Goldman did far more than that...

  • Stocks ended mixed in a dramatic finish Monday as the market was buzzing about President Obama's press conference on the economy tomorrow.

  • With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • On a short holiday week, Financials dominated the scene, led by positive earnings news from Wells Fargo on Friday.  The markets rallied Thursday, with the Dow closing above 8,000 for the first time since last Friday, with all the major indexes gaining 3% or greater.

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    Wondering if Carl Icahn is bullish or bearish on stocks right now? Find out!

  • Stocks pulled off a gain Wednesday, helped  by a late rally, as investors bet on a recovery in some big-name techs.