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  • All twelve of the S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense stocks were trading up this morning on the news that President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.  Will the trend continue?

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    Despite recent advances, the U.S. lags far behind other major countries when it comes to clean energy investment and experts say it may never compete on equal terms, let alone lead.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 25 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • The U.S. equity markets tend to be luckier than you might think on Friday the 13th. Historically and on average, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq Composite have been up about 58% of the time or more on the day of Friday the 13th.

  • The U.S. dollar rallied broadly on Thursday after a weekly jobless report triggered strength in the currency. Overall, the greenback has been very weak, sliding over 4 percent in the last three month. Axel Merk, manager at Merk Hard Currency Fund, shared his insights on the dollar.

  • So far in today's trading session, a total of 31 stocks in the S&P 500 have reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association said weekly purchases fell 11.7 percent to the lowest level since December 2000. Blame it on the homebuyer tax credit uncertainty, or maybe not. This, while 30-year fixed rate mortgages are below 5 percent.

  • The S&P 500 snapped a 6-day winning streak with an ever-so-slight 0.07 point decline yesterday. However, rising 5.5% during the period, the run-up was the best such streak for the big-cap index since March 2003. Returning to the green today, the S&P is now up 7 of the first 8 trading days this month.

  • So far in today's trading session, a total of 58 stocks in the S&P 500 have reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 59 stocks in the S&P 500 have reached new 52-week highs.

  • Don’t let the bears fool you out of this market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    A late rally helped propel the Dow to a positive finish Monday as financial stocks rebounded.

  • With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported.  Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.

  • There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.

  • Could temporary become permanent? Earnings this quarter are coming in better than expected. As of Monday Reuters reported that 79% of those companies that had reported beat expectations.

  • Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets.  The Dow shed more than 50 points, or 0.5 percent, but still held above 10,000. The S&P and Nasdaq each lost about 0.6 percent.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 63 stocks in the S&P 500 hit new 52-week highs.  Here is a look at those companies.

  • Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets.  Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.

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    Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.

  • Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.