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  • So let's see, we have problems: 1) it's another beat-up-the-brokers day, let's take the estimates down (see below); 2) With the Fed out of the way, it is now all about second half earnings and guidance. Several important companies have been notably downbeat on their outlooks today:

  • Stocks tumbled out of the gate Thursday after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and disappointing earnings from two tech giants.

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    Two of Wall Street's technology darlings that had been looked to as beacons to guide the sector out of hard times instead will be leading the market lower Thursday.

  • Now that the Fed's June meeting is out of the way, the focus on economic data will intensify as investors try to find a road map for the markets.

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    The Dow closed modestly higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady. What's the "Word on the Street?"

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    Research in Motion reported a profit and sales that both were below analysts' estimates, and the company's shares dropped about 8 percent in extended trading.

  • The Dow ended with a modest gain after a pop from the Federal Reserve's rate decision fizzled.

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    After the build-up and the hype, and the enormous amount of optimism surrounding Research in Motion shares, the company can't beat the buzzer and stock gets popped.

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    How reliable are options as a way of predicting stock movement? Here’s what the options markets said about Oracle and Research In Motion ahead of earnings. Were they right?

  • Stocks jumped as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged.

  • Stocks jumped as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged.

  • Market activity Wednesday revolves around the Fed, and the dollar hangs in the balance.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades. Find out how to trade earnings from CSX, Bed Bath & Beyond and other market moving events

  • Energy concerns weighed heavily on Wall Street on Tuesday. What follows are the day's video highlights.

  • What's the smartphone trade ahead of Research In Motion earnings Wednesday after the bell?

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    I check my BlackBerry right before I fall asleep, immediately upon waking, and even in the middle of the night if I happen to wake up, so needless to say, I was amused to stumble upon this story.

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    It's fun making the smartphone most business people want, especially when it leads to expectations of yet another triple-digit jump in profits. So how can you figure out if Research in Motion can do it again? We're glad you asked.

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    Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.

  • The smartphone wars are picking up as Google prepares to release its Android mobile software platform. How should you trade?

  • Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.