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  • Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Mark Hurd

    Mark Hurd, the former HP CEO who signed on last week as a co-president at Oracle, is scheduled to be on Oracle's Q1 earnings conference call this afternoon, CNBC has confirmed.

  • Tech giants Research In Motion and Oracle are expected to report earnings after the bell Thursday. Matthew Thornton, telecom equipment analyst at Avian Securities and Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Gleacher & Company discussed their insights.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Sept. 16.

  • Oracle’s profit report is always a big deal on Wall Street. But this quarter it could be the must-see earnings event of the season.

  • Widely followed technical analyst Carter Worth explains why the S&P looks like it wants to climb about 2% higher.

  • The decision to pay dividends may be a sign that the growth story at Cisco is over. But it's not over everywhere. Not by a long shot!

  • With Cisco announcing a dividend, will other cash rich tech titans (such as Apple) feel compelled to do the same?

  • Cramer thinks he might be.

  • Tech investors are growing more excited by ‘The Cloud’ everyday. Brent Thill of UBS tells us it could fuel some M&A.

  • Apple iPhone

    Apple is easing restrictions on how software developers create applications for its popular App Store, allowing limited use of third-party tools such as Adobe Systems's Flash software to build programs that run on Apple's iPhone and iPad.

  • While HP and Oracle fight over Mark Hurd, could the real winner be Germany’s SAP?

  • Stocks closed modestly higher Wednesday but off the session's highs as investors continued to show wariness about the health of the U.S. economy.  JP Morgan and AIG rose, HP and Intel fell.

  • Stocks trimmed gains but remained higher Wednesday after the government released data on consumer credit and investors learned the economy is growing but at a slower rate nationwide. Alcoa and AIG rose, HP fell.

  • Stocks rose Wednesday ahead of news on the U.S. economy to be released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve.  Alcoa rose, HP and Intel fell.

  • Stock futures futures turned higher following Europe as fears of a renewed sovereign debt crisis eased somewhat and as investors wait for news on the state of the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve.

  • Mark Hurd

    Oracle plans to pay newly appointed President Mark Hurd $950,000 a year. The company also says the former Hewlett-Packard  CEO, who was ousted by that company last month, is eligible for a fiscal 2011 bonus of $5 million.

  • Was Tuesday's decline a sign that investors fear more weakness? Or was it just a referendum that investors still think stocks are stuck in a range?

  • Stocks closed lower Tuesday as the Dow and the S&P 500 ended a four-day winning streak amid renewed concerns about the European banking sector and light post-holiday trading. Amex sank, Oracle rose.