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  • Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place.  The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark. 

  • The Dow hit a new 11-month high and capped its best week in two months on Friday after Procter & Gamble as well as other stocks advanced on positive brokerage comments.

  • Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • Volume has been heavier in the last two days due to quadruple witching expiration. It's been an odd expiration: there's been volume, but not a lot of volatility from the indices. They have gone up, but not in any notable way.

  • Witch

    Today is a quadruple-witch day. Quadruple-witching occurs on the 3rd Friday of every quarter when index futures, index options, stock options and stock futures expire on the same day.  Here is a look at how quadruple-witches have affected the markets.

  • Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.

  • Dong Energy wind turbine

    The world’s largest offshore wind farm was launched into full motion today in Denmark as green energy initiatives continue to gain momentum around the globe.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but turned negative as General Electric dragged on the Dow.

  • NBC Universal

    Vivendi's CEO said no decision has been made on whether the company will seek to exit a partnership it's been in since it sold NBC its Universal Studios and accompanying assets in 2003.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but the gains began to fade as weakness nagged at the market. United Technologies, Bank of America and General Electric led the Dow.

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    Rising stock prices are acting as a powerful magnet, prying loose fresh cash and drawing it into a market that's 58 percent above its March lows.

  • Stocks rallied for a third day Wednesday, jumping more than 1 percent, as industrial production rose for a second straight month and weakness in the dollar boosted commodity and industrial stocks.

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    After spending much of the year as a market laggard, industrial stocks have rebounded over the past three months and are considered a good bet to keep moving higher.

  • Breakouts everywhere. For the third day in a row, stocks are moving up midday after an attempt to bring the market down just after the open.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • IBM has just broken out above $120. If we close here, it would be a 52-week high. As it hit $120, volume picked up dramatically.

  • The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the average price level of a basket of consumer goods and services, was up 0.4% for the month of August, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 1.4%.

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    Wall Street's bulls are convinced there is enough good news to graze on for a while longer.