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  • Farr: Data-filled Week Provides Little Clarity Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:58 PM ET
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    The economic data released this week has been decidedly ambiguous, leading to sharp volatility in the stock and bond markets.

  • Stocks Extend Gains, Led by Retail Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks extended gains Thursday afternoon, although were still up modestly, amid subdued trading ahead of the August jobs report on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.

  • Banks and Ag Look Good Now: Stifel's Lutz Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.

  • Talent is the difference maker, we prefer to go out and hire the best fund managers and build a portfolio,  using ETFs as well to strategically support the active fund manager.

  • Expect S&P to Hit 1500 in 2012: Marc Pado Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    After Wednesday’s 2.5 percent market surge, can the rally continue and should investors start to buy? Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks Rise Modestly; Home Depot Gains Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Stocks are up modestly after  a batch of economic data that showed glimmers of strength in the economy as investors await the critical August jobs report coming out on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.

  • Unemployment line

    Friday's jobs number is the next big hurdle for markets, and traders expect it to be pivotal to the Fed's next easing move, as well as a factor in whether the stock market can continue to rally.

  • Art Cashin: Expect Big Stock Moves on Friday Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks were mixed after opening higher Thursday, following a handful of positive economic reports. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his outlook.

  • Stocks to Watch: Apple, Yahoo and More ... Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

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    Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.

  • Yoshikami: Time to Kill the Word ‘Surprise’ Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
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    Why is anyone surprised about anything nowadays? With the current uncertainty in the world, the last thing that is reasonable is being surprised about any outcome.

  • Dept. Stores Did Better than Discounters Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.

  • Despite Big Rally, Charts Remain Weak: Analyst Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
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    Following big gains for stocks on the first day of the month some are already banking on a strong end to the year for the market. But one analyst expects that one-day gains will just lead to more of the same.

  • Futures Edge Higher After Jobless Claims Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open Thursday, and showed little reaction to weekly jobless claims, which fell by 6,000 to 472,000, slightly less than expected.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Why Record-Low Volumes May Continue Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    It's a vicious cycle. Light volume equals more than apathy. It spells lack of trader confidence.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Is Bernanke to Blame for Financial Crisis? Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 7:53 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Is Double-Dip Noise Obscuring Global Opportunities? Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 6:31 AM ET

    Fears over a double-dip recession in the US and globally are dominating investor sentiment, but the strategy team at HSBC Global Asset Management said people could be missing an opportunity in emerging markets as a result.

  • Liquidity Tide to Bonds Is Drowning Stocks: Manager Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 5:22 AM ET
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    Bonds aren't predicting deflation, instead the Fed acting as lender and buyer of last resort is forcing assets into bond funds, one portfolio manager argues.

  • Are You Making Too Much Money? Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 11:09 PM ET

    Cramer explains how rallies will let you know.