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  • Stocks pared losses in the last few minutes of the session to end higher capping a stellar week for the markets marked by Republican gains in Congress, the Fed's decision to pump more money into the economy, and a surprising strong jobs report.  Alcoa and JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks pared losses but remained mixed in the last minutes of Friday's session as stronger-than-expected U.S. job gains in October failed to continue a rally that led stocks to two-year highs on Thursday. Kraft and Merck fell, Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks were mixed and the dollar rose a day after the markets surged to two-year highs, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Federal Reserve plans to pump more money into the economy. Kraft fell, BofA surged.

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    Activision Blizzard has proven that even if the video game industry as a whole is declining, consumers will still spend on big video game brands.

  • Stocks got a boost on Thursday after President Obama said he is open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts across all income levels. Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Chief Investment Officer David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors, both see the news helping stocks add on to recent gains.

  • Stocks surged to two-year highs on Thursday as all the major indexes rose beyond their closing highs for the year in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to boost the economy and news that President Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. JPMorgan and BofA gained.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Nov. 4.

  • Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.

  • Stocks surged at the open Thursday and kept climbing through the morning, as the market digested the Federal Reserve's decision buy $600 billion in long-term Treasury bonds. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

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    As the tech titan rolls out Kinect on Thursday, early signs are showing that the gamble was a wise one.

  • Where should investors look to make money now? John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management, and Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx, shared their best sector plays.

  • Supreme Court Justices grilled attorneys Tuesday on the issue of video game violence, but seemed to preliminarily side with the video game industry on First Amendment issues.

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    Holiday cheer may be in short supply for the video game industry this year. While there are bound to be some hot titles and big sellers, it will take a true Christmas miracle for the industry to see retail sales hit positive territory in 2010.

  • Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. While shoppers have been more picky about what they buy – and spending more time with games that have extensive multiplayer elements – there are a lot of highly-rated titles on shelves and others coming soon. The good news? That makes it easy for gift-buyers to find something for everyone. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

    Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

  • Is a political gridlock good for stocks? Ron Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management Group, and Adam Bold, CEO and founder of The Mutual Fund Store, shared their views.

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    The Supreme Court is schedule to hear oral arguments on Nov. 2 in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, by far the most important challenge – legal or otherwise – the video game history has faced.

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    A lot of people might not know Zynga’s name, but they sure know its games. “Farmville,” “Mafia Wars,” and “Café World” are some of the biggest titles on Facebook – and continue to draw hundreds of millions of players per month.

  • Tony Hawk

    What is new with Tony Hawk?  A new skatepark in his home, book and video game.  The world's best-known skateborder retired at age 31 and became a mogul.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    ZeniMax Media has slowly built an empire that has established a significant foothold in the gaming space—and while individual and corporate investors are shut out for now, venture capitalists are courting it aggressively.