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Dow Down 205 as Weak Earnings Drag Market Lower

Poor corporate earnings reports are pounding the stock market in a sour end to an otherwise strong week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months.

GE Profit Up 21% in Second Quarter

General Electric Co. (GE) said Friday that earnings grew 21 percent in the second quarter as its GE Capital lending arm continued to recover from the...

Should You Gamble on Less Active Stocks?

Street Directory recently made the argument that if investors want some degree of price stability, they should buy stocks which have heavy daily trading volumes. But what if an investor prefers the potential of sharp moves up or down that comes with a stock whose normal daily volume is modest?

Apple Tops Google to Become Most Valuable Brand

Tech giant Apple has blown by Internet behemoth Google to become the world's most valuable brand, according to branding research firm Millward Brown. See which other companies made the list.

America's 10 Most Durable Brands -- and Their Logos

They're the brands you can't help but know, with logos that nearly everyone recognizes. These companies were founded back in the 1800s and became major players in the next century -- and the one after that. And while their logos have changed over time, they're essentially just refinements of the originals.

Coke Takes the Fizz out of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway liquidated its positions in a number of high-profile companies during the fourth quarter, but the Oracle of Omaha's huge stake in Coca-Cola has caused his portfolio to lose its fizz so far in 2011.