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    The day Michael Jackson fans from around the world have been waiting for is finally here. "This Is It" - the much debated, controversial and expensive concert-documentary film, compiled with footage of Jackson's final rehearsals - starts playing tonight, in 3500 theaters in the U.S. and simultaneous premiers in 16 cities across the globe.

  • Of the major indexes, the Nasdaq fared the worst on Tuesday. Is the tech trade over?

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    Plus, get calls on earnings, retail, health care and more.

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    Movie studios, desperate to return their home entertainment divisions to growth, are scrambling to shape the post-DVD era. the New York Times reports.

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    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • 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.

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    I'm in Scottsdale Arizona where Microsoft just unveiled its new retail concept, and it is a mob scene. Over a thousand people are in line to check out the colorful store, and hoping to get one of the gift bags Microsoft will hand out to early visitors. A few dozen of these Windows fanatics camped out over night.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.

  • Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.

  • Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices. 

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    Despite promises by President Barack Obama, more than 70 million Americans who have health insurance through their jobs could be open to higher costs or denials of some coverage under a leading overhaul plan making its way through Congress.

  • With Oppenheimer raising Amazon to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Perform’, what should you expect when the e-tail darling reports earnings, Thursday?

  • The Dow slipped below the psychologically important 10,000 level on Wednesday after the market took a turn for the worse in the last half-hour of the session. What must you know?

  • Stocks finished lower after well-known banking analyst Dick Bove downgraded his rating on Wells Fargo.

  • Stocks weakened midday, with three catalysts  - Rochdale analyst Dick Bove downgrade of Wells Fargo late in the day to a Sell but maintains the price target of $25.

  • Will the weak dollar spark new life in this rally? Or is it making gasoline prices too expensive?

  • McDonald's is scheduled to report before the bell tomorrow.  While it has beaten EPS expectations 6 of the past 7 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data.  Before then, it beat revenue targets for 4 straight quarters. 

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    Halloween spending is expected to fall by roughly $1 billion this season, but sales at some stores may not be as dismal as originally thought.

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    Yankees shmankees - Is there anything better than a good ol' fashion earnings preview with derivatives? From my standpoint, the answer would be a solid no. But just incase you missed part of last week's show, I do want to update the faithful.