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  • American Airlines

    U.S. companies reported varying impact from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Stocks closed near session lows, and below psychologiclaly important levels, as global worries triggered by European sovereign debt and a slowing in Chinese growth escalated after news of violence against protesters in Saudia Arabia. Caterpillar and Exxon led decliners, while McDonald's rose.

  • Stocks turned mixed as oil prices steadied, and as the S&P 500 marked the beginning of a two-year bull market. IBM and Merck rose, while DuPont fell.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Large-cap stocks should perform better than the mid-caps or small-caps in the third year of a bull market, according to Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group.

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    The markets have come a long way during the 2-year old bull market. At 2 years “young,” the current bull market still isn’t even half the length of average bull market cycles since 1940. 

  • Two years after the financial crisis sent the S&P 500 to its lowest level in over 12-years, investors celebrate the strong comeback of the stock market. Here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks since March 9, 2009.

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    The Federal Reserve is scheduled to write rules for debit card fees in April, and lobbyists for merchants and the banking industry are determined to sway the outcome, the New York Times reports.

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    A new series of “magical realms” stamps on sale from Tuesday features Harry Potter's main villain, Lord Voldemort, as well as the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. But are these just ways to squeeze a last drop of blood from the Philisopher's Stone?

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    China may be the world’s biggest- and fastest-growing consumer market, but a handful of overseas retailers have continued to struggle in the market.

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    The Barbie concept store in Shanghai Mattel’s decision to shut its flagship store in Shanghai follows failures by other U.S. retailers in China including Home Depot and Best Buy. The FT reports.

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    The Dollar Index put in significant bottoms in early 2008, late 2009 and late 2010, forming a solid trend line. But after a violent move, its threatening to break that trend line.

  • Last week it was Wal-Mart with a dividend increase ... who’s next?

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • Stocks edged slightly higher for the week amid wild daily swings, including on Friday, as the markets climbed back in the final minutes of the session to pare losses for the day nearly in half.

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    It appears the big dividend may have been a sign of weakness out of pressure to do … something.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • Stocks shrugged off a handful of robust economic reports to extended losses Friday as oil prices surged amid increased violence in Libya.

  • Vallejo, California

    Vallejo, a city about 25 miles north of San Francisco, offers a sneak preview of what could be the latest version of economic disaster. The New York Times reports.