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    Shaken by what seemed to be an earthquake in the world’s financial markets two years ago, millions of retirees fled to safety, shifting their holdings into safer investments. What should they do now? The NYT reports.

  • Stocks wavered Wednesday after a batch of weak economic reports. Should investors brace for a pullback? Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, and Ron Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management, discussed their insights.

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    Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers.

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    In the global race to see who can offer the fastest Internet service, an unlikely challenger has emerged: Chattanooga, Tenn.

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    DirectTV is nearing an all-time high — pushing a major resistance level: shares closed at $39.77 Wednesday, up 4 percent over the last five days and 57 percent over the past 12 months.

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    Dividends may be crucial to beating stock-market benchmarks and getting a better return than bonds. Here are the highest-yielding U.S. stocks. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Yesterday, it was nearly $16 billion in investment grade debt floated from companies like Dell and Home Depot. Today, more names join the parade.

  • Stocks rose Wednesday, led by energy and materials. Can this rally continue and where should investors be looking? David Joy, chief market strategist at Columbia Management, and Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors, shared their insights.

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    Sir John Bond is preparing to step down as Vodafone’s chairman, with the UK mobile phone group hoping to appoint a successor by next year’s annual meeting.

  • Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks held gains after investors digested August jobs data that was largely better than expected, but still offered reason for concern, and news that service sector activity grew less than forecast. Verizon and AT&T fell,  Caterpillar rose.

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

  • Orders to U.S. factories rose slightly in July amid a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. This follows Wednesday’s ISM report, which showed that the sector grew more quickly than expected in August. So is manufacturing back?

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    If you want ubiquitous Internet today, though, you have several choices. They’re all compromised and all expensive. David Pogue looks at the options.

  • Stocks ended mixed Tuesday after the Fed released minutes from its last meeting saying the economy would have to get much worse before it provided more support.  Boeing and Intel fell.

  • Stocks were mixed Tuesday after the Fed released minutes from its last meeting saying the economy would have to get much worse before it provided more support. .

  • Stocks were trading higher Tuesday after a conflicting batch of economic data including a slight boost in consumer confidence. Investors remain concerned about the economy's direction, and trading was thin.  Intel, Boeing fall.

  • Stocks opened below the 10,000 level Tuesday, but rallied after a surprising consumer confidence report. And NYSE trading volume has been 31 percent below average daily volume for August 2009. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market outlook.

  • These company payouts are wealth creators, Cramer says.