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  • With little else to distract traders, the latest developments in the "fiscal cliff" talks are likely to be the biggest driver for Friday's markets.

  • “We may be squandering a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Jim Cramer, an opportunity to finally break the back of OPEC.”

  • “I want to highlight a retail comeback story,” said Cramer on Thursday’s broadcast, “one that’s definitely not getting the credit it deserves.”

  • Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey

    Sixty companies in the S&P 500 announced share buyback programs worth at least $1 billion so far this year.

  • On a monthly basis, exchanges release "short interest" data, revealing the companies with the largest bets being placed against their success by hedge funds and other speculators. They are the most hated stocks on Wall Street.

  • Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference at the San Jose Convention Center on September 25, 2012 in San Jose, California.

    Yesterday, the market got its first look at what Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 is likely to look like when photos leaked online. RIM's shares jumped 5.6% yesterday, and have doubled in price since its September lows.

  • Apple TV is a Head Shake: Bibb

    Apple's TV innovation will be in software, not hardware, said Porter Bibb of Media Tech Capital Partners.

  • Will Bernanke Tip Hand on More Fed Easing Measures?

    The downward drift of the unemployment rate, combined with the Fed's promise to keep pumping money, gives investors a clue to when joblessness may improve.

  • Citigroup Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.

    After the U.S. Fed announcement, the KBW Bank Index closed higher. TheStreet.com on the winners and losers.

  • Futures Now: Gold Gets Hammered Post-Fed

    The "Futures Now" team discusses whether the precious metal has found a bottom, and how to play it.

  • Citigroup Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.

    Stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX is cancelling a series of premarket trades that resulted in wild price swings in a number of stocks including Citigroup and Hewlett-Packard, the exchange said.

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  • We may first buy life insurance when we become parents. But some of the best strategies apply after the kids are out and the house is paid off.

  • Gold plunged below $1,700 an ounce Thursday morning as traders turned from enthusiasm over the the announcement of more monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve to fears about the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • 8 tax breaks that cost Treasury trillions

    When will the bond bubble burst? The Fed's action yesterday has reignited debate about the Bond Bubble.

  • Small business

    We are in an environment, where people who win are those who take initiative. Here are five strategies for ensuring success in any economy.

  • The average plan on a list of top 401(k) plans had 4.9 percent of its assets in target-date funds.

  • The price of gold posted a surprising decline of 1 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced its latest bout of bond buying and analysts have told CNBC that gold's mega-rally is in the balance.

  • Central bank quantitative easing programs have left little value in the credit markets, so investors should be looking for returns in European equities rather than bonds, Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist at Goldman Sachs told CNBC.

  • Sony, Panasonic Face 2, 3 Years of 'Poor Profitability': Fitch

    Several large consumer-technology stocks have bounced after long sell-offs, and one trader is betting that Sony will join the crowd.