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  • Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May.  Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.

  • Stocks paused after a strong rally on Tuesday to end mixed on relatively low volume as investors took a breather ahead of the jobs reports on Friday.  GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.

  • Stocks were mixed as the closing bell neared, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq slumping, as the prospect of the Federal Reserve resuming Treasury purchases to boost the economy countered a disappointing report on private sector hiring. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.

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    Apple's approach to $300 brings it close to a $274 billion market cap, second only to Exxon Mobil's $315 billion value as the largest U.S. companies by stock value. Apple sits high atop the tech sector, with Microsoft now a distant second. But even as Apple continues to climb to all-time highs, some analysts see reason to point even higher. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Is market reversal just profit taking at the end of the a very successful month or is this the beginning of a turn lower?

  • Here's the "Fast Money" Final Trade, where the traders give you their best plays for Thursday.

  • Fewer companies are offering retirement benefits these days – and for the ones that do, many are scaling back their plans. “The old, traditionally-defined benefit-pension plan is pretty much gone,” said Milton Moskowitz, who’s been compiling an annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for more than 25 years. “Employees don’t seem to stay with companies a very long time. So companies don’t feel the need to offer the security to keep them there.” But even in this era of cost-cutting, th

    Even in this era of cost-cutting, there are still some companies offering great retirement plans. To give you a leg up on your research, here are 10 of the best.

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  • Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak as the Dow and S&P fell after struggling with direction much of the day despite signs of strength in the U.S. economy.  Boeing and American Express fell, while HP rose.

  • Stocks slipped lower minutes before the close after struggling with direction much of the day despite a strong report on retail sales.    HP and Cisco rose, Boeing and American Express fell.

  • Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.

  • As the S&P slipped to 1040 buyers entered the market on a belief that this former level of support would hold again. Should you buy too?

  • The Dow pared losses Wednesday after falling below the 10,000 mark. How should investors prepare their portfolios? Michael Church, president of Addison Capital, and Erik Ristuben, CIO at Russell Investments, shared their insights.

  • With technicals mattering most to this market, will the S&P find a floor at 1040, a level of past support?

  • Stocks closed lower Thursday, continuing a losing streak amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.

  • Stocks continued a losing streak Thursday heading into the close, amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy triggered by the latest batch of economic data and comments from Cisco that customers are hestitant about a recovery. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, July 30.

  • Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.