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  • 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.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks recovered from a lower start on Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months. Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in Case-Shiller housing prices showed no signs of letting up. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Sliding home prices, more trouble in the Eurozone and another North Korean nuclear bomb test: How will these affect the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights on Tuesday.

  • Stocks bounced back from a lower open Tuesday as a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.  Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in housing prices showed no signs of letting up and there were reports of another missile launch by North Korea.

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession.  While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance.  Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.

  • EA SPORTS Active™

    In today's lean times, more folks are forgoing expensive gym memberships and doing their exercising at home, so it seems like a good time for Electronic Arts to launch EA Sports Active. The product, which is off to strong start on Amazon, is EA Sports first targeted primarily to a female audience.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    As many signs hint at improvement in the U.S. economy, employment continues to be the fly in the ointment. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, talks up the impact on the stock markets — and what investors can expect.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday as banks and techs pulled back and comments from the Fed poured water on the flicker of optimism.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their gains on Wednesday as banks pulled back but investors remained hopeful that the worst may be over for the economy. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a Senate panel that financial markets are "starting to heal" and that a program to remove toxic assets from bank balance sheets would begin in the next six weeks. Read and listen to what experts had to say...

  • Cramer picked favorites in the emerging markets, made the case for some clean energy plays and comments on some minor upgrades that are having a major impact.

  • Stocks pared their gains Wednesday as banks pulled back but investors remained hopeful that the worst may be over for the economy.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continue to gently whipsaw Wednesday, but the Vix volatility/fear index is still subsiding. Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations.  All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Wednesday as banks rallied after Bank of America moved to boost capital and investors were hopeful that the worst may be over for the economy.

  • ** FILE ** General Electric (GE) Chairman, Jeff Immelt at Isaac Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia, in this file photo from April 25, 2006. General Electric Co. expects sales in China to double in the next four to five years, while its Chinese researchers should play a growing role creating products for global markets, Immelt said Monday May 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke,File)

    There are a number of indicators that are showing signs of stabilization in the economy, said Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric.

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    The time-tested investment mantra of buy and hold has become so unpopular that even those who advocate the strategy don’t refer to it by that name anymore.

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.