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  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday, led by financials after State Street said it expects to beat earnings expectations.

  • Predictions are skewing positive, so how should you game retail ahead of the all-important same-store sales figures coming later this week?

  • Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a late rally as investors scooped up some bargains. Energy, techs and financials gained, while retail stocks were one of the weakest links after a downgrade on the sector.

  • Stocks pared their gains Tuesday as retail stocks weakened following a downgrade on the sector. Financials and techs advanced.

  • Stocks skidded Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and factory orders, capping a dismal week in which the Dow lost 4.5 percent.

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    Retailers will be rolling out the usual holiday sales this July 4th weekend, but the effort may be aimed more at holding onto existing customers than boosting sales.

  • Stocks turned firmly lower Friday after a disappointing report on factory orders. The market had wobbled at the start as investors digested the June jobs report.

  • Two-year Treasury note yields dropped to an all-time low amid talk of European spending cuts and fears of a US double-dip recession. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Bernard McSherry, senior vice president at Cuttone & Co., offered CNBC their market and economic insights.

  • Why Cramer thinks most every company is threatened by the government and how that is sending stocks lower.

  • Stocks ended lower Monday after a yo-yo session as investors digested some mixed consumer data, a drop in oil prices and news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.

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    More than two thirds of major corporations globally plan to spend up to 5 percent of their revenues on carbon cutting initiatives over the next two years.

  • It’s dividends, dividends, dividends, Hersh Cohen, of Legg Mason Clearbridge Appreciation Fund, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Jeff Bezos should give away the Kindle free of charge, to spur more sales of higher-profit online books.

  • How much longer can Apple defy the odds with jaw-dropping results when there's weakness at almost every other turn?

  • Netflix

    Shares of Netflix continue to slide Tuesday after falling over five percent Monday following a critical Barron's article.

  • Investors are struggling to figure out what’s next for stocks after the Dow made a triple digit advance Monday, only to erase the gains and more by the close.

  • Stocks retreated Monday afternoon as a China-fueled rally petered out. Alcoa was still up sharply.

  • Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China has finally bowed to international pressure, and this move is seen as an attempt by China to placate the West and ease international criticism of its rigid currency policy ahead of the G20 leaders meet in Toronto this coming weekend; a face-saving way of giving in to pressure from the US, EU and international financial institutions to allow its currency to appreciate.

  • Stocks rose after a rocky open on Friday as investors prepared for the "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco, shared their market outlooks.

  • Slim Fast Bar

    Growth in the huge weight-loss business has slowed, but  players and concepts continue to enter a crowded field, especially the low-cost kind.