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    A string of positive earnings reports gave a lift to Wall Street this morning as Ford Motor joined some key Dow components in beating expectations.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday,  Jan. 28.

  • In 2010, invest in stocks that have international exposure. That was the advice from Jeff Krumpelman, lead manager of the dividend growth team at Hillard Lyons Capital Management, and Ken Croft, CIO of Croft Value Fund. They shared their top stock picks for the new year with investors.

  • It has been over a month and a half since the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and today, the Senate passed its bill.  Now the two bills must be reconciled and the debate will continue to heat up.  Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over the past 6 months.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Jabil Circuit and Becton Dickinson popped while the 20 Yr T-Bond ETF and Wynn Resorts dropped.

  • The Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday as investors bet on a year-end rally with money rotating into the technology sector.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday,  Dec. 2.

  • Monday’s gains in the market come as no surprise to Pete Najarian. He’s spotted an interesting trend and you should probably know about it before next Monday.

  • Following health care reform is kind of like trying to drive in England. Confusing as all heck for most Americans.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is due to release its third quarter stock portfolio 'snapshot' later today (Monday).  The 13F filing with the SEC will list Berkshire's holdings of U.S. publicly traded stocks as of September 30.  There are times, however, that Berkshire gets permission from the SEC to keep some holdings confidential, often as it is accumulating a position.

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    It's been awhile since holiday shopping has been such a wild card for the economy. Wednesday kicks off the batch of major retail earnings, when Macy's reports ahead of the opening bell.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange gather around a Bank of America trading post just prior to the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it had raised a key interest rate for the twelfth consecutive time, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised the interest rate to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • This weekend, the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and now awaits a version from the Senate.  The debate has been heating up since earlier this summer when President Obama was pushing for legislation before the summer recess.  Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over while the debate has waged on.

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    Don't let the pundit-speak about "lagging indicator" or the market's move Friday fool you, the job market is crucial to the stock market right now. 

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    Markets have been hanging on the October employment report, expected to show a drop of 175,000 nonfarm payrolls when it is released on Friday.

  • Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.

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    Traders have been talking about the upcoming Fed statement for days now, because even a subtle tilt in the Fed's posture on interest rates could unhinge the popular "risk on" trade, where investors bet against the U.S. dollar and throw money into risky assets such as stocks and commodities.

  • Plus, get calls on biotech, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and more.