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  • Stocks Off For Week as Banks Lead Slump Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 4:03 PM ET
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    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Banks, Earnings Letdown Drop Stocks 1% Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
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    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Farrell: Good News For Bulls and Bears Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
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    There was news enough recently for the bulls and/or the bears and you can take your pick.

  • Futures Losses Ease on Economic Readings Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    A blockbuster earnings report from Intel was not enough to boost the Dow and S&P stock index futures on Friday, but there are a number of key events ahead this morning to influence investors before the opening bell rings.

  • A Late-Day Rally Repeat for the Markets Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 4:04 PM ET
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    Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.

  • Market Holds Steady as Health Care Jumps Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
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    Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.

  • Futures Head Lower on Economic Weakness Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 8:42 AM ET
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    Wall Street's direction Thursday is likely to be driven — at least in the early morning — by two key economic numbers, the weekly jobless claims report and December retail sales.

  • Market Tips: Buy on Dips as Volatility Persists Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 5:32 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Thursday as investors moved past concerns about weakening demand from China and increased their exposure to risk in bets on a global upturn. Experts told CNBC that although volatility will persist, markets will trend up this year and advised investors to buy on the dips.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Banks, Tech, Drugs Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher, pushing the Dow average to a fresh 15-month closing high, as investors bought financial, technology and pharmaceutical shares.

  • Schork Oil Outlook: Is Wall Street Ignoring Chevron? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 12:36 PM ET

    Chevron Corporation reported in its interim update late Monday that earnings for the fourth quarter 2009 are expected to be lower than in the third quarter 2009. Upstream earnings are projected to be in line with third quarter results, but downstream results are expected to disappoint due to poor refining margins, writes Stephen Schork.

  • Futures Edge Up After Mild Selloff Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET
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    Stock index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, following Tuesday's mild selloff that saw the S&P 500 post its first losing session of 2010.

  • Market Tips: Farming Is Better than Flying Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 5:41 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors fretted over China's monetary tightening and disappointing corporate earnings results. Experts told CNBC that agricultural commodities look attractive, while airline stocks should be avoided.

  • Stocks Close Lower On Bank Worries, Earnings Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower as investors pummeled financials on concerns about a potential government levy on banks, while Alcoa's disappointing results stoked unease about the economic recovery.

  • BofA Is in Talks to Settle State Claims Over Merrill Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:45 AM ET
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    A year after its controversial takeover of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America is discussing settling a troublesome state inquiry into the star-crossed deal and the billions of dollars in bonuses that Merrill hurriedly paid its employees, the New York Times reported.

  • Market Tips: Top Line Is the Key to Continuing Rally Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:22 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Tuesday as investors digested early results from the fourth-quarter earnings season. U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa reported earnings below Wall Street estimates after the closing bell on Monday, causing investors to worry if this could be the theme for the season.

  • Alcoa Dents Stock Index Futures Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:15 AM ET
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    Stock index futures pointed to a lower start for Wall Street on Tuesday, after Alcoa disappointed investors with its latest earnings report.

  • Simon Cowell Says He's Leaving 'Idol' for 'X Factor' Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 4:14 AM ET
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    Simon Cowell, the acerbic Brit who has helped give "American Idol" some of its sharpest — and nastiest — moments, will leave the hit TV singing contest after this season.

  • Dow and S&P 500 Reach Fresh 15-Month Highs Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
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    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at fresh 15-month highs as shares of big manufacturers advanced on strong Chinese economic data, but the Nasdaq fell as tech shares succumbed to profit-taking.

  • Stocks Weak as Dollar Tumbles, Techs Fall Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Stocks are poised for solid gains at the start of trading Monday, following rallies in major markets in Asia and Europe.

  • Dollar's Rally Has Room to Run: Charts Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 6:47 AM ET

    The dollar has turned a corner against the yen, Robin Griffiths, technical analyst at Cazenove Capital, said Monday.