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  • The recent market rally and signs of green shoots in the economy has increased investors’ appetite for riskier asset classes.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed on Tuesday after 10 banks were approved to repay TARP loans. The companies are expected to give back some $68 billion, about twice what the government expected. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Nobody should buy a stock and nobody should buy a bond, said John Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday with financials leading. Ten banks are set to repay capital they received through the TARP. They're expected to give back some $68 billion, about twice what the government expected. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • The judge threw the book at the man, but at the same time he didn't sentence him by the book. Andrew Bodnar pleaded guilty to his role in the generic Plavix brouhaha a couple of years ago. And yesterday a District Court judge fined him $5,000 and ordered Bodnar to write a book about what happened. Write a book!

  • General Electric's oil and gas division has signed a $250 million deal with the Brazilian energy company Petroleo Brasileiro for offshore drilling equipment.

  • Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow.  Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.

  • With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Bing.com

    In seeking to make the new search engine Bing as much a part of the popular culture as “bada bing,” Bing Crosby or Stanley Bing, Microsoft is buying prominent placement for bing.com inside television shows and the online video hub Hulu.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 345,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.4%, the highest rate since August 1983.  The March and April numbers were revised upward to losses of 652,000 and 504,000, respectively.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • At this point, you look for any selective weakness in sectors that you want to be “long” in, advised Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager of Huntington Asset Advisors.

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • Vietnam is following China’s footsteps in terms of economic growth and they will produce great returns for investors in the next 10 years, said Rob Lutts, founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management.

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

  • With the futures up this morning, be on the watch for a technical milestone this week.  Both the S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Averages are poised to cross over their 200-day moving averages.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on retail, autos, gold and more.

  • The "D: All Things Digital Conference" here at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad is a feast for the technological senses.

  • David Hefty of Cornerstone Wealth Management and Carlos Lowenberg of Lowenberg Wealth management provided suggestions for a "no-stock" alternative investment portfolio.

  • Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.