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  • BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is due to report earnings after the bell on Wednesday. In the meantime, reports circulated that rival Apple may be developing a new iPhone model for the Verizon network. So where does RIM stand in the increasingly competitive smartphone space? Robert Cihra, tech analyst at Caris & Company, and Mark McKechnie, analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared their insights.

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    Verizon has invested $29 billion to bring its FIOS Internet and TV service to 18 million homes, and now it's announced it's not going any further.

  • Honeywell model T87 thermostat

    Honeywell International increased its first-quarter earnings outlook Tuesday and said it will log a $13 million non-cash charge in relation to the recent health care overhaul legislation.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.

  • Another slow melt-up. Every day, the Dow goes up...20 points. The Dow is up 17 trading days in March, and down only four. It hasn't put together two down days since the last week of February. That's impressive. What is not impressive: volume, and the advance/decline line is definitely showing signs of slowing down. Not a good sign.

  • Where are the crowds right now and should investors stay away or join them? Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx discussed his views.

  • A new all time high for a number of stocks couldn’t keep the markets in the green on Tuesday.Is the action just end of quarter profit taking or are we heading for a pullback?

  • AT&T has been the exclusive carrier for Apple's iPhone since the device launched in 2007, but talk of the tech giant producing an iPhone for Verizon Wireless is sending the tech world and Wall Street buzzing.

  • American healthcare reform

    An association representing 300 large corporations is pressing for the repeal a provision of the health care overhaul that prompted AT&T, Caterpillar  and other companies to announce substantial charges, the NYT reports.

  • Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.

  • The Greek stock market down 1.8 percent as the sale of the 7 year bond did not go as well as initially thought. Yields are higher, to 6.24 percent. And: We are waiting to see if the spate of strong IPOs will continue. Expecting Primerica to price 18 million shares between $12-$14, likely tonight, possibly tomorrow. This is the largest financial services marketing organization in North America.

  • U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.

  • AT&T joins Deere and Caterpillar in taking a charge (in this case, $1 billion) due to the health care reform bill. You will be hearing this from many companies. In this case, there is a charge to earnings this quarter for companies that get a 28 percent subsidy from the feds for prescription drug coverage for their Medicare retirees. That subsidy is being reduced.

  • Smartphones

    After a long period of trial and error—some of which is still going on—content providers and wireless technology companies are finding a robust appetite for mobile video.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    According to Forrester Research, the number of mobile Internet users in the U.S. will double over the next five years, from 52 million today to some 106 million by 2015. As more handsets are sold, the demands on wireless networks increase exponentially.

  • Apple's iPhone

    For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after a disappointing new-home sales report, but didn't add much to its losses. Stocks started the day lower after Portugal's credit rating was downgraded, accelerating jitters about European debt problems.

  • Chatter about what’s next in wireless is all the rage right now as the CTIA wireless show gets underway in Las Vegas. Wanna see the America's first 4G phone?

  • Blackberry Storm

    No one is interested in the PC or laptops or desktops anymore. Every company has a target on smartphones.

  • According to charts, yes, Cramer says. And better than AT&T, too.