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  • A very mixed earnings picture in the last twelve hours. Yes, AmEx, Apple, and Merck and Texas Instruments disappointed. But DuPont, Suntrust and Packaging Corp. were better than expected.

  • Logitech International, the world's largest maker of computer mice, posted an 11.5 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Monday, boosted by the strong performance of Harmony-brand remotes.

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    Jill Smart, an Accenture executive, was skeptical the first time she stepped into her firm’s new videoconferencing room in Chicago for a meeting with a group of colleagues in London. But the videoconferencing technology, known as telepresence, delivered an experience so lifelike, Ms. Smart recalled, that “10 minutes into it, you forget you are not in the room with them,” The New York Times reported.

  • Now that Carl Icahn is on the board what’s the trade ahead of Yahoo! earnings Tuesday after the bell?

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    With so much news Monday we need two "Word on the Street" posts. Find out what the traders are saying about oil, the financials and more!

  • Stocks slipped as the bank rally that has stretched four sessions appeared to run out of steam ahead of Wachovia's report. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Stocks slipped as the morning bank rally fizzled. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Stocks slipped as the bank rally that has stretched four sessions appeared to fizzle ahead of Wachovia's report. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

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    Yahoo is relinquishing three seats on its board of directors to activist investor Carl Icahn, while still leaving the door open for a possible sale to Microsoft...

  • Stocks advanced, led by a fourth straight rally in bank stocks after Bank of America beat expectations. News of a potential pharma deal also gave the market a boost.

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    The analysts I'm talking to this morning seem to indicate that Yang really had no choice but to get this ugliness with Icahn settled prior to the shareholder meeting. If there's frustration out there, it's that Yahoo's board couldn't come up with a way to get this settled earlier than two weeks before the meeting.

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    Yahoo has reached a settlement with activist investor Carl Icahn to avoid a battle for control of the company.

  • Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are casting a wary eye on oil and, lacking any dramatic events, earnings news could steer the market.

  • Stocks finished the day mixed, as disappointing earnings from Microsoft and Google dragged down techs, but gained 3.6 percent for the week, helped by a rally in bank stocks and a sharp drop in oil prices.  Oil ended the week down 11 percent at $128.88 a barrel.

  • After Microsoft and Google earnings knocked the Nasdaq can Apple profits prop up tech?

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    The Dow closed with fresh gains Friday due to a smaller-than-expected loss from Citigroup and the biggest weekly dollar drop ever in oil prices. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Stocks turned lower Friday as an early bank rally fizzled and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Is there any doubt that big-cap financials are the key to this market? What's worked for two months? Sell the rally in financials. This is crunch time for the two-day rally...and not surprisingly, they are pushing the old trade hard today.