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  • Stocks advanced Monday after a better-than-expected reading on the service sector. Plus, investors did some bargain hunting after a two-week decline.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday as the rally after the Federal Reserve's statement faded and investors began to worry that the central bank is inching closer to withdrawing stimulus measures that have propped up the economy. The Dow had briefly popped above 9,900.

  • Stocks advanced after the Federal Reserve delivered one of its most optimistic statements in the past few years. The Dow more than doubled its gains after the announcement, sending the blue-chip index through 9,900 for the first time since last fall.

  • Stocks bounced around at the open Wednesday as the dollar slipped and investors remained a little jittery ahead of the Fed statement.

  • The new day opens with the Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq coming off fresh 2009 closing highs, with investors now squarely focused on 2:15 pm ET this afternoon.  That's when the Fed's Open Market Committee issues its latest statement on interest rates and the economy.

  • Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks are at a pivotal point that has some traders looking for a pullback but others afraid to be caught short.

  • The bulls are putting their money "in good hands" Tuesday morning, betting on a rally in Allstate before its earning report two weeks from now.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Stocks closed slightly higher as a mostly positive start to earnings season was offset by the air quickly coming out of a rally in bank stocks.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Earnings season may have "officially" gotten underway with last week's release by Dow component Alcoa, but it kicks into full gear Tuesday with two very significant pre-market releases: quarterly numbers from Goldman Sachs and Dow stock Johnson & Johnson. 

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Earnings season may have "officially" gotten underway with last week's release by Dow component Alcoa, but it kicks into full gear Tuesday with two very significant pre-market releases: quarterly numbers from Goldman Sachs and Dow stock Johnson & Johnson. 

  • Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports tarnished the shine on recovery hopes.   Wal-Mart led the few Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports got the market off to a lower start.  Wal-Mart led Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • Stocks retreated Wednesday as a weak ADP report on the employment situation, and misses on both ISM services and factory orders  offered a reminder that the economy isn't out of the woods.

  • ADP said May private sector jobs fell by 532k, about in line with expectations of a drop of 525k. The good news is that the level of job losses has clearly stabilized; the bad news is that we are still not seeing much of an increase in hiring. Bottom line: unemployment rate will continue to rise, at least in the near future.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Wednesday ahead of key jobs and mortgage data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the state of the economy.

  • While GM is grabbing the headlines, stock traders over the weekend were talking about: The continuing strength of the China/commodity play.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Put activity began heating up in Hartford Financial last week and is showing up again today, as the insurance company's stock continues to slide.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    We’re "long overall" and believe that the market has a lot of room to go higher, said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial.

  • Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.