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  • Stock index futures moved slightly lower after the government reported a slightly higher-than-expected gain in consumer prices before the opening bell Thursday.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

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    As the players here remake the nation’s vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of poets and philosophers than bureaucrats: what is the value of a human life? The answer determines how much spending the government should require to prevent a single death, the New York Times reports.

  • The continued run-up in the stock market since their 2009 lows has got a number of fund managers very bullish.

  • Stocks ended higher, once again hitting multi-year highs as the S&P finished at double its lowest level during the financial crisis. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks continued to rise on strong earnings and economic news after the Federal Reserve reported its policy setting committee disagreed over whether the stimulus should continue, but felt making changes in the program would be inappropriate. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

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    Cognizant Technology Solutions CFO Gordon Coburn on outsourcing outrage and why corporate spending behavior is a positive sign for the economy.

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    Cognizant Technology Solutions CFO Gordon Coburn on outsourcing outrage and why corporate spending behavior is a positive sign for the economy.

  • Stocks significantly pared gains amid word out of Israel that Iranian warships would be going through the Suez Canal. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stock index futures remained higher after news that core inflation rose more than it has in two years, and that housing starts grew more than expected.

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    The plans to merge the Deutsche Boerse with the NYSE Euronext is “far from a done deal,” Benn Steil, a senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and director of International Economics, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks closed lower Tuesday, retreating from multi-year highs, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December and a spike in import prices. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks retreated from multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks continued to trade off multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including a weak reading on December retail sales. Exxon and DuPont fell, while JPMorgan rose.

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    Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.

  • Stock index futures fell ahead of the open on Tuesday after the government reported retail sales results that were slightly lower than expected, and a surge in import prices.

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    Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.

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    Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks continued to trade narrowly mixed amid a session lacking much economic news and following a second straight week of solid gains as the markets considered what's next for the Middle East.  Wal-Mart and Verizon fell, while Alcoa rose.

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    Stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Monday as President Barack Obama prepares to present his 2012 budget plan to Congress and following two weeks of straight gains.