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  • Stocks Rally; Goldman, Apple Advance Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rose for a second straight day Tuesday as cyclicals like energy and materials advanced. Retail stocks gained after the Senate cleared a hurdle toward extending unemployment benefits. Apple rose ahead of its earnings, due out after the bell.

  • Topline Misses Hurt Stocks Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    Beyond earnings, a surprising rise in June building permits offset another dismal housing starts number. June housing starts fell a more-than-expected 5 percent to its lowest level since October 2009. Making matters worse, May’s already poor reading was revised downwards...

  • Stocks Slide, Led by Techs; IBM Skids Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Tuesday amid revenue weakness in the latest round of earnings reports and another disappointing housing report.  Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Stocks Open Lower After Weak Earnings Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday, after another batch of earnings reports that showed weak revenues and more evidence of a struggling housing market. Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Futures Slide on More Earnings Letdowns Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 8:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower ahead of the open Tuesday after results after the bell on Monday from IBM and Texas Instruments disappointed investors. But a flurry of reports due to be released ahead of trading could shift sentiment.

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    IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.

  • Don’t Trust Buybacks Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:14 PM ET

    If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.

  • Dow Gains Over 100; Techs Under Pressure Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.

  • Stocks Rebound as Energy Gains Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.

  • Dow Ends Below 10,000, in Correction Territory Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:52 PM ET
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    Stocks ended the week in correction territory after a sharp selloff Friday as a disappointing jobs report and another possible debt crisis in Hungary intensified fears about the stability of the recovery.

  • Why Options Are Bullish on 2 Health Insurers Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.

  • Futures Higher as Late Surge Spills Over Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    Stock-index futures pointed to a somewhat positive open on Wednesday, with global stocks rallying on Tuesday late-session rally on Wall Street.

  • Study Points to Health Law’s Penalties Monday, 24 May 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
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    About one-third of employers subject to major requirements of the new health care law may face tax penalties because they offer health insurance that could be considered unaffordable to some employees, the New York Times reports.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold a lot of stock during the first three months of the year, including a reduction of over 31 million shares for its stake in Kraft Foods spacer. That sale follows his outspoken criticism of Kraft and its management for acquiring Cadbury's.  Berkshire has also been raising money to pay for its now-completed $26 billion acquisition of the freight railroad Berkshire Hathaway Santa Fe.

  • Dow Ends Up Over 1%, Led by Financials Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 6:05 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, led by the financials, after fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.

  • Five Stocks to Play Fed Decision: Pros Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    On the heels of the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low interest rates for an "extended period," two experts, Ken Heebner and Bob Doll, shared thoughts on the economy and their individual stock picks.

  • Dow Erases Gains as Bank Stocks Drag Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    The Dow erased nearly all of its gains Monday, dragged down by the financial sector amid worries about financial reform. Caterpillar led the Dow's gainers, up more than 4 percent.

  • Dow Rises, Led by Caterpillar; Banks Drag Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    The Dow remained higher in mid-afternoon Monday amid a flurry of new M&A activity and an earnings beat from Caterpillar.  But there was some weakness in the energy, banking and health-care sectors, which dragged on the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Stocks End Higher, Led by Energy, Financials Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • Earnings Roundup: April 20 Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April 20.