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    With earnings season now officially underway, investors are sifting through Alcoa earnings trying to determine what they signal for the weeks that lie ahead.

  • A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.

  • Investors widely believe that unemployment and a lack of consumer spending could drag down quarterly results considerably. But are they too bearish?

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    President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president's proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.

  • Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.

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    Both the Dow and S&P 500 rebounded in late trading on Monday as investors' concerns about the strength of an economic recovery triggered a move into defensive stocks.

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    After months of wondering whether the recovery is for real, investors may get the chance to find out when second-quarter earnings start rolling in.

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    As far as stock prices go, supermarkets are still feeling the recession pain — especially in the US. But for some of them, the crisis has been a unique opportunity to woo customers into a relationship that they hope will become permanent.

  • Stocks got the second half off to a positive start Wednesday after logging their best quarter in a decade.  The Dow gained 0.7%.

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    Stocks kicked off the second half of 2009 with a rally. What about oil? Nymex energy trader Ray Carbone offered his second-half outlook to CNBC. "I think we're balancing in all three markets that really move crude: the equities market, the dollar market and the crude market [itself]."

  • Stocks got the second half off to a positive start Wednesday after logging their best quarter in a decade.  Investors cheered a fourth-straight increase in home sales and shrugged off  a disappointing reading on manufacturing.

  • The second half of 2009 kicked off with a bang with both the Dow and S&P trading higher after reports showed manufacturing began improving, albeit modestly.

  • Stocks got the second half off to a positive start Wednesday after logging their best quarter in a decade.  Investors cheered a fourth-straight increase in home sales and shrugged off  a disappointing reading on manufacturing.

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    Job cuts by America's private employers were worse than expected in June — but planned layoffs fell for a fifth consecutive month. What's it mean for stocks? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his market insights.

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    Wal-Mart is the latest in a line of traditionally Republican-leaning businesses to embrace key portions of President Barack Obama's bid to overhaul health care, a trend that could complicate opponents' efforts to build a united front when Congress ramps up its work on the issue this summer.

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  • Stocks ended on a sour note Tuesday, but still managed to log their best quarter in a decade.

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