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  • In an attempt to determine the market’s next big move, the desk has discovered two signs that seem decidedly bearish.

  • The S&P can't remain stuck between 1115 and 1130 forever. Are stocks trying to break higher or are they about to tumble?

  • Halfway through what's typically the worst month of the year, stocks are up sharply. Can they possibly continue to climb?

  • Stocks closed higher, gaining strength in the last hour of trading after struggling to find direction throughout a session marked by mixed economic news. Travelers rose, while United Technologies fell.

  • Stocks added to gains as the closing bell neared after struggling to find direction much of the day. Travelers rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • MasterCard

    MasterCard expects its net income to rise at least 20 percent this year, helped by a small boost from foreign exchange and a modest decline in expenses, the company said Wednesday.

  • Stocks climbed Monday with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report.   Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, McDonald's and Exxon fell.

  • Stocks gained Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report.  Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, Mcdonald's and Exxon fell.

  • Why are semiconductor stocks performing well when PC demand is weak? Is it a signal that tech wants to lead the market higher?

  • Credit card and cash

    Wary of the economy, shoppers are increasingly shying away from credit cards, opting to use cash, checks or debit cards rather than to "pay later" on a credit card. A new study released by Javelin Strategy & Research has found that only 56 percent of consumers have used a credit card in the past month, a dramatic decrease from 87 percent in the same period in 2007.

  • Cramer explains the little-known mechanics of these popular deals.

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    If the allegations in a civil case filed in a federal court in Chicago hold up, you can even haul off $10 million if you stick to $9 here or 20 cents there.

  • The traders discuss the best plays in the auto industry following news that GM filed for its IPO.

  • Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses.  Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.

  • Stock ended the session largely flat, with the Dow slightly lower before the close, after a session marked by quiet trading in a narrow range on mixed economic data. Technology stocks gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.

  • Discover Financial Services

    The Orange Bowl lost an orange sponsor when FedEx decided not to renew the BCS game. But sources tell CNBC that Discover Card, which also has orange in its logo, is expected to be the new sponsor of the BCS game.

  • With chatter suggesting that BlackBerry has avoided a ban in Saudi Arabia and potentially other Mideast nations, is the stock oversold?

  • The S&P traded below a key technical level Friday largely due to a weak jobs report and word that Goldman had reduced growth expectations. Going down?

  • Here's a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday. Aug. 3.

  • Stocks kicked off August with a rally, snapping a three-day losing streak, after a better-than-expected manufacturing reading and some strong bank earnings out of Europe. The Dow jumped 2%.