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Cynthia Lin

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  • In October last year, Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates, cut back on his exposure to the energy sector, selling off energy ETFs and Exxon Mobil — and the stock is down about 2 percent since then. Heading into the new year, Birinyi shared his top five picks for 2011 with CNBC.

  • The US government sold off its remaining ownership of Citigroup, booking $12 billion in total profit and sending shares higher on Tuesday. Chris Kotowski, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer, tells CNBC why he's staying long on the stock.

  • Consumers may be loosening up their purse strings a tad this holiday, but bargain hunting is out of the picture. In fact, shoppers can expect plenty of promotions and discounts as retailers battle it out in the vital closing months of the year. Lower price-point gifts will play a role in luring customers in and guiding their purchase decisions.

  • Sure shoppers may be willing to spend a little more this holiday, but retailers are well-aware that most are still seeking budget-friendly items to cover more people on their list. To cater to a widening range of personal budgets, affordable gifts will play a role in business game plans and remain a big part of present exchanges among consumers. But this year, it's not simply limiting the dollar spend, but rather finding that extra value in product functionality and usability, even within these

    To cater to a widening range of personal budgets, affordable gifts will play a role in business game plans and remain a big part of present exchanges among consumers.

  • With the Group of 20 meeting in Seoul to discuss how to revive the global economy, Warren Meyers of DME Securities and David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors joined CNBC on Thursday to share where they're investing.

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    The gift of corporate giving is tiptoeing back into the holiday scene this year, as companies add that special touch to client gifts—and doing so well in advance—to establish a more emotional connection with their customers.

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    Despite slightly better occupancies, the hotel industry is still feeling the effects of timid consumer confidence as travelers are booking much closer to the date of their stay, Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Morgan Joseph's research department released the third edition of their Stellar Six Stock Picks on Wednesday. David Kestenbaum, managing director at the firm shared his insights on some of this year's picks with CNBC.

  • Mattel Stealth Ride

    Get ready for the comeback of remote-control toys, as both legacy brands and new players see slumping sales in the category and cheap technology as an opportunity to relaunch the remote-control category.

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    Children are wired up with cell phones, consoles, iPods, and computers as early as grade school these days, but this doesn’t mean all tradition is lost. The goal now is to seamlessly merge the old and the new, keeping kids interested with products that impart traditional play patters with flashes of the digital world.