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  • For the week ending Friday, August 15, 2008,  U.S. major Indices finished mixed, after the markets digested negative results including a surge in CPI, a decline in retail sales, and continued expansion in unemployment claims.  The Nasdaq Composite prevailed amongst the major U.S. indices, as it edged up 1.59% for the week, marking its fifth week of gains.   Nasdaq gains were led by bullish comments on Amazon (AMZN) which gained 7.3% for the week.  The likelihood of the eurozone moving toward recession allowed for a stronger dollar against the euro, continued pressure on oil, and a positive impact on U.S. stocks as a potential safe haven.

  • What Looks Good Now: Commodity, Tech Stocks & More Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    As oil has fallen at the end of the trading week to its lowest level since early May, CNBC asked the experts where to invest your money now.

  • Stock Picks: Diapers & Tissues Nothin' to Sneeze At Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 12:22 PM ET

    Consumer staples and energy are on Ralph Shive's stock-shopping list.  His five-star First Source Monogram Fund is up an average of 13.72 percent per year over the last five years.

  • Friday Stock Picks: Going For Quality Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Michael Yoshikami is rounding out the week with an eye toward quality.  The president and chief investment strategist of YCMNET Advisors picks two Dow Jones industrials as his Friday trades.

  • Video: Bear Market Rally or Oil Price Deflation? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:39 AM ET

    The U.S. markets closed up Thursday -- despite higher inflation and joblessness data. Is this a bear market rally or are declining oil prices at the heart of it? Jack Bouroudjian, chairman at Capital Markets Technology, and Steen Jakobsen, global head of asset management, executive director & CIO at Saxo Bank, give their insights to CNBC.

  • Stock Picks At the Market Crossroads Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Ken Kam of of Marketocracy Masters 100 thinks the market is at a crossroads. Here's his game plan -- for whichever path the market takes.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:58 PM ET

    It's hard to see Friday's markets as anything but volatile after this past week's wild swings. But if there are no out of the ordinary events, traders say the stock market just might quiet down late in the session as investors head off for one of the final weekends of the summer.

  • Videos: Buffett & Icahn -- Big Portfolio Moves Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:40 PM ET

    Two mega-investors -- Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn -- made major portfolio shifts.

  • Video: The Shorts Are Back! Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    The shorts are back! Action was fast on the first full day of trading following the expiration of the SEC's temporary ban against "naked" short selling of 19 financial stocks. Jon Najarian, Fast Money regular and co-founder of OptionMonster.com, discusses the expiration.

  • Building & Banking: 5-Star Stock Picks Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    The global slowdown and the financial meltdown don't faze Randy Bateman.  The CIO of Huntington Funds has his eyes on a global infrastructure play and a bank.

  • Starbucks Shares Rise as Investor Peltz Dumps Stake Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
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    An investment arm controlled by activist investor Nelson Peltz has dissolved its stake in Starbucks, removing uncertainty as the company restructures and lifting shares nearly 5 percent.

  • Small Cap Picks: Pipeline, Clinical Research Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Size doesn't necessarily matter when it comes to five-star investing.  Just ask Frank Sustersic, portfolio manager for Turner Investment Partners.

  • Water Stocks: Long-Term Liquid Assets Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    Water: more valuable than oil, and playable in the stock market. Ryan Connors offers conservative and aggressive water plays.

  • 5-Star Small-Cap Stocks Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:24 AM ET

    How does a five-star fund manager play this volatile market?  Mark Keeley of Keeley Asset Management does it with health care and energy stocks.

  • Video: Don't Trust Gold, Oil Prices! Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    The recent correction in gold and oil prices might not be completely over. Stefan Risse, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, told CNBC why he thinks investors should be wary.

  • Stock Picker: How I Use Fundamentals Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Focus on the fundamentals and you can find some stock-market bargains, says strategist Walter Gerasimowicz.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:42 PM ET

    Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday.  Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.

  • Investor Roundup: High-Yield Bonds and More Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    As stocks slid following July's weak retail sales report, CNBC asked the experts where to invest now.

  • Stock Picker: Think Small Caps, Win Big Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Small-cap stocks haven't been making many big headlines lately, but that could be changing, according to Touchstone's Lawrence Creatura.

  • Video: Anheuser-Busch's Chinese Empire Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:54 AM ET

    One billion potential guzzlers: Anheuser-Busch, the official international beer sponsor of the Beijing Olympic games, has built stronger partnerships with the Olympics -- and with China.