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  • Are Fannie and Freddie Even Necessary? Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
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    How would you fix the mortgage behemoths? Share your opinion.

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    Inflation and housing data, and big retail earnings could be factors that help stir up a quiet summer market Tuesday.

  • Greenberg: Why For-Profit School Stocks Selling Off Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:21 PM ET
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    On Friday, the Department of Education issued a report on the rate of loan repayments by college students. This is important because if the rates are too low students at those schools might not qualify for government loans,, without which some of these companies would have a hard time making a go of it.

  • Dow Ends Lower, Fails to Snap Losing Streak Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses.  Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.

  • Stocks End Flat; Dow Fails to Snap Losing Streak Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stock ended the session largely flat, with the Dow slightly lower before the close, after a session marked by quiet trading in a narrow range on mixed economic data. Technology stocks gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.

  • How should investors be positioned in this volatile market environment? Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, shared his best plays.

  • New Big Brother: Market-Moving Satellite Images Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
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    As part of a growing trend among hedge funds and Wall Street firms, Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information.

  • Bank of America May Sell Blackrock Stake Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 2:13 PM ET
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    From Bank of America's  perspective, this is very consistent with the CEO Brian Moynihan's overall message to "slim down the firm to the core assets that he wants to own."

  • Stocks Rise in Quiet Trading; Cisco Gains Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher Monday amid thin volume as investors continue to digest news of a weaker economy.

  • Stocks to Watch: Best Buy, VMWare and More ... Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Art Cashin: Hindenburg Omen Will Play Out in 3-4 Weeks Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 11:11 AM ET
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    The Dow lost almost 350 points in last week after the Federal Reserve took a more cautious tone about the pace of recovery and said it would start buying Treasury bonds to try to stimulate growth. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market insights.

  • Stocks opened lower Monday then pared losses, following last week’s sharp decline, as investors braced for the next batch of earnings and economic data. Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his outlook.

  • Stocks Fall as Closing Bell Nears; Retail Drops Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.

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    My question of, "When will this end?" needs to be answered swiftly. The chain reaction of events if the pool continues to be tapped could be very harmful to all investors.

  • Futures Decline; Earnings in Focus Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Monday, in the wake of a negative week for the major indexes as investors braced for the next batch of earnings and data on the state of the housing market.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.

  • Homebuilders or Home Improvement the Better Buy? Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 7:28 AM ET
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    Which sector do you like better? Share your opinion.

  • Risk of Double Dip Is in 2011: Charts Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:29 AM ET

    Stock markets are undergoing a seasonal setback that could see 15 percent wiped off the major indexes, but the real risk of a double dip won't appear until 2011, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

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    A smattering of secondary economic reports and several big retailers' earnings fill what could otherwise be a quiet week, in which markets sort out big moves in interest rates and currencies.

  • Stocks That Shouldn’t Trade at All Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:50 PM ET

    Sometimes even the most recognizable companies should be banned from the market.