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  • Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading another session of quiet trading despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, and mixed economic news in the U.S. Chevron and IBM gained, while HP fell.

  • Stocks gained amid mixed economic news, and as investors focused on a handful of strong earnings reports.  IBM and DuPont rose, while HP fell.

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  • Oracle's headquarters in California.

    The business software giant reported a profit that surpassed Wall Street's forecasts by four cents a share, and the company increased its quarterly dividend.

  • Google became the world's most valuable brand this year, while Coca Cola dropped out of the top ten global brands for the first time, according to the 2011 Brand Finance ranking of the most valuable 500 brands across the globe.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended off the highs of the day on Friday, and lower for the week, amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks traded off the highs of the day before the close amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases.  JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.

  • Raj Rajaratnam

    After one week of testimony in the insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, one thing is clearer than ever: In the brutally competitive world of hedge funds, information is everything. A jury will ultimately decide whether the information Rajaratnam got—and made millions trading with—was illegal inside information. But there is no disputing that he went to great lengths to get it.

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    In the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, many U.S. companies listed on the Dow 30 have offered various forms of aid to Japan's ongoing relief efforts. Read on to see how each company has contributed.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Rambus and Motorola Mobility popped while IBM and Intercontinental Hotels dropped.

  • Of the major US indices, only the Dow is clinging to gain on the year, and only three S&P 500 sectors remain in positive territory: energy, industrials and consumer discretionary.

  • CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks fell to the lows of the year on Wednesday in a volatile session driven by fears stemming from Japan's nuclear crisis. IBM and GE led the blue-chip index lower.

  • CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks traded off the lows of the day, but remained sharply down in a volatile session after news reports that Tokyo Electric Power almost completed a power line that could restore electricity to the stricken nuclear power plant and potentially solve the immediate crisis.  IBM and GE led the Dow lower.

  • Stocks trimmed losses after investors learned a European energy chief didn't have material information about the situation in Japan before saying the crisis was "out of control."

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    It’s foolhardy to ignore warnings of short-sellers; still, in the wake of a Green Mountain, several lessons (with the caveat that there are exceptions to every rule).

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    Poker bots are not new, but until recently they were not very good.  However,  poker bots are now good enough to win tens of thousands of dollars on major game sites, which are clamping down on them.  The New York Times reports.

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    IBM is years ahead of rival Hewlett-Packard in building the integrated software and services business needed in a modern IT company, according to one of the top lieutenants to Sam Palmisano, IBM chief executive, the Financial Times reports.

  • With the bull market in its second year and with volatility picking up, the "Fast" traders said it's time to turn away from buying blind and switch into stock-picker mode.

  • Cramer doesn't like a market that moves so drastically on news reports. He offers his suggestions for a little calm in the middle of the storm.

  • What must you know before you place your next bet?