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  • Stocks open slightly up despite a disappointing September industrial production report. Last month’s decline was the first decline in 15 months. The poor data sent the dollar to its lows of the sessions.

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    Companies here in China’s industrial heartland are toiling to reinvent their businesses, fearing that the low-cost manufacturing that helped propel the nation’s economic ascent is fast becoming obsolete. The NYT reports.

  • Today, CNBC begins a series on how trading has changed in the last several years, called Man vs. Machine. What exactly has changed? What's the good and bad of high frequency trading? What changes will the SEC likely make in market structure? Who are the key players?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Nuance, the company that makes Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows, is in a pretty sweet position: It’s essentially a monopoly.

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    In an age when people obsessively track and share the most minute details of their personal lives, more individuals are relying on digital devices to record and monitor their health data.

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    A new lighting control system could dim prospects for competing technologies such as LED lighting and put the spotlight on the booming energy-efficiency industry

  • Businesses, investors, governments and consumers are being inundated with complex and conflicting data about climate change and the efforts to address it.So what parts of this new economic paradigm will fundamentally change your life, finances and workplace? It's something CNBC contributor Terry Tamminen addresses in his upcoming book, "Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Wealth in the 21st Century."  In the book, Tamminen examines how companies are dealing with their carbon footpr

    Businesses, investors, governments and consumers are being inundated with data about climate change. See some of the potential winners and losers in the new age of carbon awareness.

  • Negotiations over Greece's debt crisis have been delayed...because the airspaces have been closed due to the Iceland volcanic eruption. AND: Don't let the Goldman story, as important as it is for some financial firms, distract you from the main story: earnings are getting better.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Jan.  25.

  • The recovery won't be bolstered by the consumer, like in previous recessions. Instead demand will come from a build-up of low inventories and large companies' exposure to emerging market growth, Edith Thouin, vice president of ABN Amro Private Banking said Monday.

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    Over the entire life of a bulb, from manufacturing to disposal, the energy used for incandescent bulbs is almost five times that of LED lamps.

  • The axle that is health care reform, and around which Washington is wrapped, threatens to scuttle the Presidents domestic agenda while he frustratingly tries to reach out to foreign allies (or non allies as the case may be).

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    In the wake of the financial crisis and its attendant repercussions across the global economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to address the issue of patent reform, writes Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network.

  • Futures were at the highs of the morning as traders await the heavy number of earnings reports and economic data beginning tomorrow and lasting through the end of the week.

  • So you wanna follow earnings season, eh? Unless you're Jim Cramer, there are probably a number of lesser-known companies that you haven't paid attention to, but should. These firms can tell you a lot about both the economy and the stock market.

  • Light Bulbs

    When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The law set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012, that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed. But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature.

  • LED technology company Cree is up 6 percent Wednesday, with huge options activity. The average call activity in CREE for the month of March was 2,200 contracts a day, but today some 23,200 calls changed hands in the first hour of trading alone.

  • Options activity is extremely bearish in General Electric, a day after CEO Jeffrey Immelt sent a somber letter to shareholders acknowledging that the company's reputation had been "tarnished."

  • Stocks are modestly higher – but don’t let that fool you, as many companies reported that the sluggish economy is clearly taking its toll on their operations and will continue to significantly put pressure on their results this year.