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Stocks Mixed on Crude Schizophrenia

Mergers and acquisitions and corporate action resulted in some excitement in select stocks, but it was largely a quiet day as Janet Yellen's remarks failed to move the markets. Read Article

Nasdaq Hits New Records on Yellen, Housing

The Nasdaq Composite hit its 10th straight gain Tuesday, led largely by Apple (AAPL) -- a rare feat, but one without a positive indication. Read Article

Stocks Mixed as Greece, Yellen Loom

Trading was relatively quiet today as the markets looked ahead to a Saturday deadline to solve the Greece crisis and Federal Reserve Chairman's address to Congress. Read Article

State Street Just Gave ETF Investors a Big Discount

State Street's latest salvo in the ETF fee war: major expense cuts in its SPDRs. And the best part? Everyone's a winner for it. Read Article

Stocks Finish Mixed Amid Whipsaw Day for Oil

Shaky economic data, dropping earnings expectations and continued risk of a Greek exit from the eurozone kept markets on edge Thursday. Read Article

Stocks Finish Mixed After Confusing Fed Minutes

The latest Federal Reserve minutes seem to suggest that the Fed's conviction over raising interest rates may be weakening, Read Article

S&P 500 Ignores Grexit, Checks 2,100 Off Its Bucket List

This is a dangerous situation -- expectations are so high and separated from the situation on the ground that it won't take much disappointment for reality to come rushing back in. Read Article

Walking Through the 6 Steps of Financial Planning

Why not plan for yourself like the professionals do it? Check out the 6 steps of financial planning. Read Article

Stocks Near Record Highs on Hopes for Greece

Apple Inc. (AAPL) leads a wide swath of advancing stocks on Thursday on Greek optimism, though the eurozone is far from out of the woods yet. Read Article

5 ‘Double Threat’ Dividend Stocks That Offer Growth, Too

Dividends are nice, but dividend stocks that also offer growth potential leave nothing to be desired. Here are five stocks that offer both dividends and growth. Read Article

AAPL Hits Record High, Stocks Jump Ahead of Greek Plan

Investors ignored renewed weakness in crude oil and a worsening situation in Ukraine on Tuesday to bid stocks higher. Read Article

Stocks Droop as Greece Weighs

Eurozone "Grexit" pain could be worse than anticipated -- and that realization helped to drive up gold and silver Monday. Read Article

Stocks Rocked as ECB Rejects Greek Debt

The European Central Bank roiled markets heading into the closing bell by announcing it would no longer accept Greece's sovereign bonds as collateral by Greek banks seeking low-cost funding. Read Article

Euro Rebound Powers Rise in Stocks and Crude Oil

Oil prices and the stock market saw some growth on Tuesday due to continued indications that Greece and the eurozone will come to an agreement on Athens' massive debt. Read Article

Stocks Rebound on Support Despite Factory Slowdown

A slowdown in U.S. factory work moves stocks lower today, but the market rebounded quickly thanks to rising oil prices and a recovering energy market. Read Article

Stocks Bounce Back on Yellen’s Assurances

After a downturn, the stock market managed a rally today following assurances from the Federal Reserve chair that interest rate hikes wouldn't be immediate. Some big players had rough day, however. Read Article

Stocks Hit as Investors Worry About Fed Rate Hikes

While the initial reaction to today's Fed statement was positive, the overall impression was that the Fed sees plenty of signs of strength in the U.S. economy -- and that drove up fears of an interest rate hike. Read Article

5 Best Publicly Traded Stocks (For Workers)

Companies like Chevron and P&G made their way near the top of the best companies to work for. But does such an honor mean anything to shareholders? Read Article

Greece Elects Syriza, Wall Street Shrugs

Greek elections threaten to spark additional worry about the eurozone; meanwhile, back at home, majors like MSFT and UTX whiff on earnings. Read Article

Don’t Trade or Invest Based on the Northeast Winter Storm

A winter storm makes home improvement retailers and airlines look like obvious trades, but past performance shows that they're not. Read Article