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  • Stocks were two for two for June, notching another gain Thursday as investors were encouraged by the sharpest jump in pending-home sales in 7 1/2 years. But financials sat this one out following a new round of stock offerings.

  • Steve Ballmer

    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

  • Cramer says that sometimes it’s downright simple to figure out where all that cash is headed.

  • Two bullish strategists, Kim Caughey of Fort Pitt Capital Group and Stephen Wood of Russell Investments, recommended the best sectors for investors to put their money.

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    The S&P 500 fell on Monday as investors booked profits in financial sector with comments made by widely followed banking analyst Whitney Tilson on CNBC fueling the sell-off.

  • The S&P 500 slipped down into negative territory by midday Monday driven by heavy profit taking in the financial services sector. How should you be trading?

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    The federal stimulus package passed in February may help some IT companies climb the stock charts. The law provides $19 billion to replace the ubiquitous paper chart on a clipboard with electronic medical records.

  • The Nasdaq is on pace for the biggest two-month gain since 2002. This technology laden index is also the only major index in positive territory year-to-date and was hugely responsible for leading the end 2000-2002 bear market. Why is tech suddenly so exciting? And how should you play it?

  • Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Sun Microsystems is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter numbers after the market closes Tuesday.

  • Wall Street's late-winter, early-spring rally finally ended this week, with a sharp sell-off on Monday from which the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 never fully recovered.  Nasdaq numbers were better, giving strength to predictions that technology will ultimately lead the markets back from recession.

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    Linux distributor Red Hat is seeing increased demand for its products even as the recession forces many companies to slash their IT budgets, said Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday as investors were encouraged by comments from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that most banks are well capitalized.

  • Jon Najarian, co-founder of Optionmonster.com breaks down the M&A with Scott Wapner on Tuesday’s Fast Money Final Call.

  • IBM will have more merger opportunities that will help improve competition, said Peter Misek, technology analyst at Canaccord Adams.

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    The Dow plunged by triple digits on Monday as concerns about the banking industry’s health sent investors scrambling for the exits.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower Monday as Bank of America earnings and stress-test buzz dragged down financials. The Dow lost about 290 points, or 3.6 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq shed nearly 4 percent and the S&P 500 tumbled 4.1 percent.

  • The pros all agreed that the days of the market shrugging off bad news are over, and the bear-market rally probably is, as well. 

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    The Dow tumbled on Monday in the wake of Bank of America’s numbers. Are investors just taking profits or is this the end of the line?

  • As of this morning, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Financials continue to lead the weakness today on the heels of Bank of America’s earnings report. In late-morning trading, B of A and Citigroup are now down 15 percent each, while many other regional banks are 11 to 15 percent lower.