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  • Why Inventory Matters So Much Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:49 PM ET

    Cramer explains why businesses of all kinds live and die by it.

  • History Doesn’t Always Repeat Itself Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:48 PM ET

    Hey, did you hear? The US today is like Japan in the 1990s. (Well, maybe not.)

  • Ignore the Academics Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:43 PM ET

    Nobel Prize or not, they don’t know stocks.

  • When to Consult the Charts Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:43 PM ET

    Technical analysis works well in certain situations, Cramer said. This is how you use it to your advantage.

  • Hirschhorn: Irrational Beliefs Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 6:48 PM ET

    Choppy markets can cause you to bleed out profits. To stay ahead of the game, you have to avoid buying into these 5 common irrational beliefs about trading.

  • Stocks End Down Sharply for the Week Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week down sharply, with the major indexes down as much as 4 percent in the worst week for the markets since July 2.  Retail drops.

  • Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 2)

  • Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 1)

  • NYSE Trader

    Wall Street is scaling back its generally bullish outlook on stocks and the economy for the rest of the year.  Investors also face more market volatility and smaller returns.

  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 1:29 PM ET

    It’s been a tough week for the US markets, with the Dow tumbling more than 3 percent. So what can you do to boost your portfolio into next week? Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management, and Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, shared their best plays.

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    The US economy is almost certain to fall back into a recession, and economists aren't seeing it because they're using "the old rules of thumb," well-known economist David Rosenberg told CNBC.

  • Stocks Slip After Mixed Data; Nordstrom Falls Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.

  • Dynegy Energy Acquired By Blackstone Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
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    Earlier this week Dynegy Energy was down 22 percent, but now the stock will be up very sharply with the $4.50 per share in cash deal, which represents a 62 percent premium to the closing share price on August 12. The total value of the deal is $4.7 billion—this includes existing debt

  • Markets Have 'Tremendous Amount of Valuation Risk' Now Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled following a mixed bag of economic data Friday. What should investors expect going forward? Christopher Zook, chairman and CIO of CAZ Investments shared his outlook.

  • More corporations are holding onto their cash and afraid to spend because they fear that history will repeat itself, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services. He discussed his market insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: Family Dollar, Brinker and More ... Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    If you’re running a company, do you notice a loss of productivity, caused by one or more of the following changes? Your staff won’t travel or may be uncharacteristically cantankerous and uncooperative in that they refuse to tackle what they usually do routinely—sales calls, closing deals or meeting clients for lunch.

  • Time to Fear the Hindenburg Omen?  Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 10:10 AM ET
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    There is disagreement over whether the New York Stock Exchange is giving signs of the much-feared Hindenburg Omen or not, but investors shouldn't place too much store in the crash indicator, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC.com.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Ultimate Long-Term Canadian Stock Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Canadian energy success story, Suncor Energy. First, some history to explain why this is synthetically a second-time admission into the club.

  • Buy Gold? People Bought Tulips Once Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
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    Gold is near a four-week high as concerns for the health of the global economy push investors into safe-havens assets. But one investor says the precious metal is overpriced.