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  • Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks added to strong gains as volatility in the oil markets eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Troubled sitcom actor Charlie Sheen stands to earn $1 million this year endorsing products on such social media sites as Twitter, Arnie Gullov-Singh, CEO of Ad.ly, a website that links celebrities with companies and brands online, told CNBC Monday.

  • Facebook, the social networking giant, is now valued at $65 billion and moving up 30 percent in the last six weeks, making it one of the most highly valued private companies out there today. This high valuation is a function of scarcity of shares that has created a supply, demand imbalance, according to one venture capitalist.

  • On Thursday the S&P 500 sees it’s biggest percentage and point jump since December 1, 2010 and yet the stock that is its best performer (+202 percent!) over the last 52 weeks, does not participate in the rally: Netflix spacer (NFLX). It closed down half of a percent, adding to the steady, quiet decline that has chopped $40 (18 percent) off Netflix’s stock price in 12 trading days.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Smartphones have absolutely crashed the mobile gaming industry party since the iPhone came onto the scene in 2007 – can Nintendo answer?

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    Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPad in San Francisco today – a thinner, lighter device with cameras for videoconferencing and possibly a faster Apple-designed A5 chip.

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    In a highly unusual move, Huawei Technologies, one of the most successful companies in China, has asked the U.S. government to investigate its background formally in the hopes of clearing the company’s path to expand and make deals in United States. The NY Times reports.

  • Steve Jobs

    Though investors are elated about Apple's performance — its market cap has risen nearly 75% in the past year, to make it the second most valuable U.S. company — there's also quite a bit of uncertainty.

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    An estimated half a million American seniors have moved overseas to retire, and that number is growing. Some relocate abroad to get a bigger bang for their ever-shrinking retirement buck. Others go in search of adventure.

  • Steve Jobs

    The heavy call volume in the February expiry would appear to say yes. But unfortunately for Apple investors, a closer look at the activity suggests otherwise.

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    Kids love to play with devices such as Apple's iPad, and this isn't lost on toy makers, who are using a variety of tactics to keep kids of all ages engaged amid the increased competition for a share of kids' playtime.

  • To find out, Cramer chats with CEO Glen Post.

  • Smart phone maker HTC is showing off a tablet computer that can be used either with a finger or with a battery-powered "pen" for drawing and note-taking.

  • Plus, get Cramer's calls on Netflix and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

  • Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.

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    The company announced it’s teaming up with Microsoft in the smartphone battle. Given all the negative news surrounding Nokia this week, it’s good that investors may have something to be positive about.

  • Twitter

    I may be CBNC’s resident skeptic, but…. I was on a panel the other night at the New York Stock Exchange sponsored by StockTwits, a community for investors and traders launched on the Twitter platform.

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    Here's an Apple rumor that bears comment: Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a version of the iPhone that it would consider selling for $200 without a contract.

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