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Stocks Close Mixed on Earnings and Economy

Stocks closed mixed Friday as Google's strong quarterly earnings lifted technology stocks but mounting concern over the foreclosure crisis and a revenue miss from General Electric weighed on financials and the broader market.

Stocks Open Fourth Quarter With More Gains

Stocks kicked off the final quarter of the year with moderate gains Friday as more encouraging data on consumer spending, consumer sentiment and auto sales were partly offset by a slowdown in manufacturing activity.

The Sign Wall Street Really Wants to See

The third peak week of earnings season is here. But if stocks have any hope of breaking out of their range-bound rut, the market will need proof of a consistent drop in weekly jobless claims, says Kenny Polcari, managing director at interdealer broker ICAP Corporates.

A Strong Week for Stocks,
With Caveats

This week's rally was welcome -- the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all tacked on about 5% in the last four days. But there's not much to read into the action because so many traders are still on vacation from the July 4 holiday.

Bomb Scare at Nasdaq's NYC Home

The Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square was evacuated Wednesday early afternoon while a bomb squad investigated an abandoned van in the area. The broader stock market shrugged off the news but the bomb scare could put a damper on a closing-bell ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of the exchange's midtown home.