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  • Two market obsessions now: Earnings season kicks off Wednesday with Alcoa; and debate rages over the need for a second stimulus package. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. But techs and banks rose.

  • Light Bulbs

    When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The law set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012, that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed. But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature.

  • Monday

    The futures are down this morning and we are looking at a weak start to the week.  How does this stack up when compared to other Mondays?

  • For the first week of the second half of the year, all major US indices finished in the red, led by the S&P 500, down 2.45% for the week.

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    Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management and Peter Costa of Empire Executions say there are still stocks worth buying. They offered CNBC their top picks now.

  • Being Strategic

    It takes a leap of faith, on a variety of levels, to invest in your company’s future during difficult times. But difficult times are also times of great change and new opportunity. New needs emerge, and those who can see those needs and position themselves to fulfill them can derive huge benefits, writes author Erika Andersen

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    With all the talk of green shoots and hopeful expectations, the reality is companies must begin to report better earnings if we expect equity rallies to continue forward. Hope and expectation are all good and fine, but reality must match real-world company performance. July earnings will offer up some clues on what the rest for the year will look like.

  • All three major US indices had their strongest performance since the second quarter of 2003, when the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 12% or higher for the quarter. 

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    Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.

  • The media conglomerates are trading down today, off more than the Dow. One factor pulling them down is the Supreme Court's decision not to consider their appeal to challenge Cablevision Systems new DVR service.

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    The Dow keeps experiencing minor pullbacks. As the quarter ends, is the big correction finally coming? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his stock-market outlook.

  • On the final day of the quarter, all three major US indices are poised for their strongest performance since the second quarter of 2003, when the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 12% or higher for the quarter. 

  • Yes, it's totally gruesome to think about how Michael Jackson's estate and others will benefit from the King of Pop's death, but it's inevitable.

  • As investors look ahead to the second half of the year, the impact of the market's rally since March 9th, could provide insight into where some bets have been placed. 

  • Friday's stock gains were a fluke, according to Philippe Gijsels of Fortis Global Markets. He offered CNBC his market outlook through the next two quarters.

  • On a week where the US markets ended the day & week mixed, the major indexes are tracking to close the month mixed, but the quarter up almost 11% or greater, and the first half of the year in the green, except for the Dow.

  • The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.

  • Stocks declined Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment, instead focusing on the fact that consumers are squirrel away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.

  • Jeffrey Immelt

    General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt told CNBC Friday that the opening of a manufacturing technology center in Michigan is a  perfect example of public and private partnership working together.