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  • Kinds of Colleagues You Need to Dump Now Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    There's a business adage that your business is as good as your team. As you tackle building or tweaking your work network, consider the types of colleagues to avoid.

  • 2 Stocks to Watch Because the Market Overreacted Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:54 PM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Dallas.

    Whole Foods Market might be the most perfect stock in what is, by any measure, an imperfect market. On the other hand, Zynga might be the worst, after the stock suffered deep losses Wednesday afternoon in after-hours trading, according to TheStreet.com contributor Rocco Pendola.

  • Deutsche Bank’s 4 Large Bank Stock Picks Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    Large regional banks continue to outperform the money center banks, despite the compelling stock price multiples for the largest bank holding companies.

  • Stocks to Watch: WDC, STX, STRA & More Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • The Next Way Facebook May Upset Wall Street Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    In the wake of Facebook’s botched initial public offering and subsequent stock decline, pressure is building for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to post solid results when the social giant reports second quarter earnings on Thursday.

  • Morici: Federal Reserve Has Few Arrows Left in Its Quiver Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The Federal Reserve is moving closer to announcing additional steps to stimulate the economy, but it can’t do much to curb the threat of another recession.

  • Why It Pays to Listen to Your Wife on Investing Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:32 AM ET
    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Though research says women spend more impulsively than men, the data also shows that women are more practical investors.

  • Futures Jump After Economic Reports, Draghi Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures added to sharp gains Thursday following a batch of better-than-expected economic news and after encouraging remarks by the ECB President.

  • Stocks to Watch: XOM, ZNGA, MMM & More Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 8:18 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers:

  • Option Bulls Drive Volume in Gold ETF Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Option volume lit up yesterday in the SPDR Gold Shares Trust exchange-traded fund, which tracks the price of bullion.

  • Mongolia Strikes It Rich, But at What Cost? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    With growth slowing across most major markets, one well-known stock market bear is predicting big losses for stocks in the third quarter, despite the chance of further central bank action to help shore up confidence.

  • Jobless Claims Could Stir Up Fed Easing Talk Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    "Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.

  • Tweets Moving Stocks Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    You never know for sure what moves a stock, but increasingly social media, especially Twitter and its cousin, Stocktwits, is playing a bigger role in daily market moves. The most recent: J.C. Penney.

  • Bigger Mess Ahead for Foreclosures? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Bigger Mess Ahead for Foreclosures?

    RealtyTrac's latest survey shows foreclosures are going to get a lot worse before they get better, with Brandon Moore, RealtyTrac CEO.

  • Stocks to Watch: V, ZNGA, WFM & More Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

  • Dow Snaps 3-Day Losing Streak; Apple Falls 4% Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed in a choppy trading session Wednesday, as Apple weighed on the tech sector following the iPhone maker's rare earnings miss. But the Dow finished higher, snapping a three-day losing streak.

  • Look Who's Hammering the Euro Now Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Mild mannered Switzerland is putting downward pressure on the common currency.

  • Caterpillar Is a ‘Global Economic Play’: Analyst Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
    **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Caterpillar posted quarterly profit that beat expectations. With an overweight rating on the stock and a $108 price target, Ann Duigan, JPMorgan machinery analyst, called Caterpillar “a global economic play.” But the stock is down 20 percent over the last 12 months. What should investors make of these mixed messages?

  • Oil Rallies Amid Talk of More Fed Easing Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Oil prices staged a sharp turnaround ahead of the close in floor trading at the NYMEX Wednesday, as traders speculated about the prospects for more Fed easing.