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  • Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.

  • Although stocks are struggling to make a new highs for the year, a bull market may be hidden amid the broader S&P.

  • Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.

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    Many retailers outpaced Wall Street estimates for monthly sales in June, according to early reports out Thursday.

  • Investors are told to look for a combination of growth, profitability, fiscal strength and low valuation. A stock possessing all of these characteristics should be an attractive candidate. In theory, this holds true. In practice, you need to take your analysis a step further and consider qualitative factors.

  • Stocks closed higher Monday, with the Dow and S&P breaking a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Stocks extended their gains Monday, with the Dow and S&P on track to break a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Stocks climbed Monday, reversing three days of losses, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and bet there would be a near-term resolution to Greece's financial future.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down California's attempt to restrict the sale of violent videogames to children, saying the state's controversial 2005 law was a violation of free speech.

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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Futures turned flat Monday following news that personal income gained slightly in May, while spending was unchanged. Gains were also limited as investors remained cautious about Greece's future.

  • The "Mad Money" host reveals which companies' earnings reports are important to monitor.

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    Amazon and Ebay, two of the biggest names in online retail, have staked out contrary positions in a debate over the taxation of US internet shopping, which enables many buyers to escape paying sales tax, reported the FT.

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    Apple is challenging the dominance of department stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. But there are several functions an anchor serves that Apple is unlikely to fill.

  • Stocks finished lower for the sixth-consecutive session Wednesday as investors worried over a slowing recovery following Ben Bernanke's grim outlook and after the Fed's latest Beige Book, which showed signs of a slowdown in several regions.

  • Stocks were poised to close lower for the sixth-straight session Wednesday amid concerns over the recovery following Ben Bernanke's grim economic outlook and after the Fed's latest Beige Book stated that several regions showed signs of a slowdown.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks lost steam in the last few minutes of trading to close mixed Thursday ahead of the government's monthly jobs figure and after EU officials said no agreement has been reached on additional funding for Greece.

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    In May, Wal-Mart reported its eighth consecutive quarterly decline in U.S. same-store sales. While this can, in part, be blamed on the difficulties facing its cash-strapped core shopper, several internal gaffes have also led to the company's struggles at home. ...A report from TheStreet.