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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.

  • Echoing comments made earlier this morning by IATA about lower air traffic, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a slowdown in trucking last month. The ATA reported total trucking tonnage fell 2.7 percent in August, the biggest month-to-month decline since March 2009.

  • According to the NYSE, the single-stock circuit breaker rollout will be completed by Wednesday. At that time, the new circuit breaker rules will have been applied to each of the 404 NYSE-listed S&P 500 stocks.

  • The Dow clawed back in late trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom shares continued to drag.

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  • Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.

  • Stocks pushed higher Wednesday, led by techs and banks as optimism about the economic recovery gained strength and worries about the Goldman Sach charges subsided.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.

  • Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector. Pfizer, Merck and Home Depot were the biggest decliners on the Dow.

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  • Stocks struggled Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector.

  • Stocks were set to ease slightly at the opening, following the S&P's best two-day gain since October. But numbers on the employment landscape will likely dictate early sentiment.

  • 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.

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

  • Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices. 

  • Small cap stocks may be risky, but they’re great for investors who want to make money in this type of market, said Chao Chen, portfolio manager at TFS Capital.

  • Trucks on roadway.

    The Dow Jones Transportation Average strongly outperformed the other major indices on Friday, rising 4 percent on broad strength from truckers YRC Worldwide (YRCW) and Ryder (R), railroads CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC), and airlines AMR (AMR) and Continental Airlines (CAL).

  • The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.

  • The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.