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    Stocks continued to rise on Tuesday after encouraging reports on home prices and consumer confidence. The Treasury auctioned off $42 billion in 2-year notes today, and it was met with mediocre demand. Pres. Obama officially reappointed Ben Bernanke for another term as Fed chairman. Watch and listen to what the pros had to say...

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    Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.

  • Five years ago today, Google sold shares to the public for the first time. Since then, its stock has risen almost 400 percent. So is Google still worth buying? Heath Terry, senior VP in internet and entertainment software sector at FBR Capital Markets and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington shared their insights.

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    Five years ago today, Larry Page's and Sergey Brin's dorm room project Google was reborn as a publicly traded company, going out at what was then a jaw-dropping $85 a share in that unusual Dutch auction, closing that first day of trading at $108 and change.

  • Big money managers can instill confidence in individual stocks and you may be able to profit off their moves. Karen Finerman breaks down the holdings of the major money managers.

  • On the heels of my blog about whether or not Wal-Mart wants to be called Wal-Mart, Walmart, or Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I got an earful about all the other confusing names out there. Is it K-Mart or Kmart? Bank of America-Merrill Lynch...really?

  • I'm looking at a spate of market research over the past few days, and when it comes to consumer electronics, it seems like some key companies might be on the verge of a break-out holiday shopping season.

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    Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, allowing users to look at the results it will generate.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Silicon Valley is once again re-inventing itself, and the timing is excellent. These have been brutal months for so many tech workers here, with big companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, National Semiconductor and dozens of others slashing tens of thousands of positions. It has been gut-wrenching to watch.

  • The recent stock market rally has not deterred investors from pouring millions into municipal bond funds. Weekly inflows have topped $900 million over the past few weeks according to AMG Data Services.

  • Late developments suggest the landscape in technology may be about to change in a big way. How should you trade it?

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    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, strong bank earnings out of Europe and news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. All three major indexes were up about 1 percent and the S&P 500 was hovering around the 1,000 mark, the first time it's reached that level intraday since Nov. 5. Read and listen to what the experts had to say…

  • The S&P will hold at the 1,000 level as we’re finally starting to exceed some of the “horrible expectations” from analysts, said Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.

  • Frank Quattrone

    Frank Quattrone, a star Silicon Valley investment banker who advised hundreds of companies during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, has been quietly counseling about 20 technology companies since March of last year, when he started Qatalyst Partners, a boutique merchant bank.

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    Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.

  • Local review sites are reshaping the world of small business by becoming the new Yellow Pages, one-stop platforms where customers can find a business — and also see independent critiques of its performance.

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    When Microsoft and Yahoo announced their search engine and advertising sharing deal on Wednesday, Yahoo's stock dropped about 11 percent. Although that was in a down market, Google's shares dropped just over one percent. Investors don't seem happy with the deal, at least for the short-term. That's the problem with the stock market.

  • Resilience may be the name of the game Wednesday with the Dow and S&P slipping only modestly despite a long list of catalysts that could have sent the market much lower.

  • Stocks finished lower Wednesday despite a late comeback attempt as the weight of disappointing economic news and a weak Treasury auction dragged down major indexes.