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Yahoo, Intel Earnings Set Up Market Decline

Yahoo's earnings rose 36% from a year ago, but the company's new management team remains under pressure to prove that its turnaround plan is working. Intel's net fell 25%.

T-Mobile Seeks iPhone Users; Apple iRadio

T-Mobile is offering a trade-in deal for people who are looking to upgrade from their iPhone 4 or 4S, and Apple is said to be preparing a Pandora-style streaming service.

Blackstone-Owned SeaWorld Readies IPO

The theme park operator is going public, probably launching its IPO this month. SeaWorld will offer 20 million shares, expecting to price them between $24-27 apiece.

ExxonMobil Sued Over Arkansas Pipeline Spill

Two Arkansas residents have filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil. They’re seeking $5 million in damages, claiming a pipeline spill has caused a permanent drop in property values.

Johnson & Johnson Wins Big Court Battle

J.C. Penney today opens its first store-within-the-store boutiques. They'll offer home goods from designers such as Michael Graves, Jonathan Adler and Sir Terence Conran.

HMO Stocks Rise on Medicare Advantage News

Shares of health insurance provider Humana jumped yesterday and are set to gain more today following news that Medicare Advantage might increase reimbursement rates.

Dow Ends at a Record Again, S&P in 7th Straight Gain

Wall Street rose modestly on Monday, lifting the Dow to another record and giving the S&P 500 its seventh straight advance as early weakness enticed buyers. The gains briefly lifted the benchmark S&P 500 index to its highest intraday level since October 2007.

U.S. Stocks Edge Up Following Dow's Record Day

Stock futures are rising ahead of new jobs and manufacturing data expected to show that companies continue to bring more workers on board and businesses are ramping up factory orders to meet demand.

Dividend Stocks: The Best Raises You'll Never Earn

Conventional wisdom says that the most conservative investors were the ones most interested in capturing dividend income. But dividend stocks are now favored by many others as well, and they have lots of high-yielding options to choose from.

Midday Report: Stocks Turn Mixed After 2 Days of Big Gains

A rally is losing steam on Wall Street as indexes inch higher following two days of triple-digit gains.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 16 points at 14,091 at midday. It's just 73 points below the record high it reached in October 2007.

Stocks Soar After ECB Unveils Bond Buying Effort

The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession was turning a month old, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent. But on Thursday, the market moved swiftly in the other direction.