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    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.

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    The CEO of oil giant BP believes the drop in the dollar in recent months is a major factor behind oil prices breaking through $75 a barrel.

  • Oil hit a 1-year high on Monday, driven by bullish sentiment across the financial markets. John Kilduff, vice president and co-head of MF Global, as well as a CNBC contributor, discussed the future of oil prices.

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  • U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater.  The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.

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    Dow 10,000 may sound impressive, but look back just two years, and the index of the 30 biggest US shares was sitting comfortably above 14,000.

  • Traders are making bullish bets on the Valero Energy options that expire at the end of today's session.

  • The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point  gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

  • While the Dow’s financial stocks have been by far the best performing stocks since that low, other industrial and tech stocks have actually been the primary source of the Dow’s move higher.

  • The Dow crossed above 10,000 today for the first time in over a year.  The first time the Dow crossed the 5-digit market was back in March 1999.  See how the who's who in market cap leaders has changed since then.

  • With the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 10,000 point mark for the first time since 2008, we wanted to take a peek back in time to compare what America was like the very first time the Dow crossed 10,000 mark (March 29th, 1999) to today.What were some of the most cutting-edge products, who was the highest paid athlete, and what were the hottest topics buzzing around the internet? For these and more comparisons, check out the following slideshow!

    The first time the Dow hit 10,000 it was 1999. What did the world look like then? What were the hottest gadgets? The hottest stars?See what the world looked like — then and now.

  • Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Monday, fueled by earnings optimism, but then pulled back near the final hour of trading as investors took some profits.

  • Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week. 

  • Can the bulls can generate enough momentum to drive the Dow over 10,000 next week, or are they're about to be sidelined by the dollar?

  • Stocks recovered from a quick dip at the open. Chevron led the Dow pack after saying it expects profits to improve in the third quarter. Tech stocks gained, fueled by chips.

  • Stocks rallied for a second day Tuesday as news that Australia has raised rates revitalized hope for the global recovery.

  • Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research, and Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group, shared their thoughts on whether the rally will last — and where people should invest.