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  • The CBOE Volatility Index rose 9 percent from yesterday. If volatility is back, what does this mean for stocks and your investments? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, and David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services, shared their insights.

  • Tech stocks shot out of the gate Friday after Microsoft and Amazon blew past earnings expectations. The Dow was up a few points at the start but the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 1 percent as Microsoft gained 10 percent and Amazon soared 20 percent.

  • A late Thursday rally puts Wall Street on pace to chalk up its third consecutive week of gains, but as always, the positive momentum is subject to the whims of earnings and economic numbers once again this morning. 

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    Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.

  • Momentum could push oil toward $90 a barrel in the shortterm, but an increase in supply from Nigeria and Iraq will place downward pressure on the commodity come spring 2010, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research.

  • Profits and sales were down for another quarter at UPS, but investors will be looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season to see if the world's largest shipping carrier—and the U.S. economy—are on the road to recovery. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of UPS.

  • Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.

  • With Amgen dropping after hours and Merck, Celgene and others reporting earnings on Thursday, how should you game health care?

  • Stocks finished lower after well-known banking analyst Dick Bove downgraded his rating on Wells Fargo.

  • Stocks fell on Tuesday after the Dow closed near the 10,000 mark on Monday. What is the best move for investors now? Roy Williams, CEO of Prestige Wealth Management, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their investment insights.

  • Matt Shapiro of Stutland Equities and Bernie McSherry of Cuttone & Co. are newly optimistic on the stock markets. They explained their thinking to CNBC.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 263,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, the fewest losses since August last year but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983.  The August and July numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • One sector appears poised to break above its pre-Lehman close. Which stocks will be first to reverse the nightmare of Lehman's demise and the financial calamity that followed?

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    Surely, Eli Lilly didn't throw it's restructuring plan together in a couple of weeks, but it was just the end of last month when Leerink Swann analyst Seamus Fernandez said LLY needed to cut costs and/or do a big deal. So, kudos to him for getting out ahead of it.

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    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks rallied for the month of August but fell on Monday as concerns about the global economy weighed on Wall Street. What must you know about this market?

  • At this point, stock index futures are pointing to modest gains at the open on Friday, as most markets in both Asia and Europe rose, with investors awaiting more macroeconomic data for clearer near-term market direction.