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5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From the launch of the Xbox One to home improvement chains stepping up with fresh financials, here are some of the things that will help shape this week on Wall Street.

Stocks Open Above 4-Year Closing Highs

Major stock indexes inched above four-year closing highs in early trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 50 points at 13,321 shortly after 11 a.m. EDT. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose six points to 1,424.

What to Watch This Week: iPads, RVs and Pics in Space

Let's go over some of the items that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: Pricey iPads and cheap smartphones will dominate tech; retailers' will report earnings; Winnebago will tell us what it has in the tank; and the smart money will be watching an eye in the sky.

Green Monday a Boon For Online Shopping

Watch out, Cyber Monday: Green Monday is gaining traction with shoppers. Consumers flexed their thumb-shopping muscles on Dec. 12, Green Monday -- the second Monday in December that's become another big day for online holiday shopping.

How Your Facebook Wall Could Become an Online Mall

Ah, Facebook: It's where you banter with "friends," share vacation photos and "like" everything from candy bars to political parties -- so why not shop there, too? Now, retailers are making it easier to do just that.

Resist These Brand-Name Penny Stocks

Denny's, Talbots, Coldwater Creek: For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can buy shares of these established companies. But investor beware: Most penny stocks plunged to those levels for very real reasons, which you'll only discover if you dig deeper. Read on and see for yourself.