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  • Art Cashin: Rally Can Hold if S&P Breaks Key Level Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    The Dow soared more than 100 points at the market open on Friday after a surprising jobs report. Art Cashin at UBS Financial Services shared his insights on the markets.

  • The market is transitioning to larger and less-levered companies, said Dan Veru, executive vice president and co-CIO of Palisade Capital Management. He shared his views and top stock selections within the Russell 2000.

  • Stock Rally Reverses as Stronger Dollar Hits Market Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    After an early rally on the better-than-expected jobs report, the market turned lower as a rebounding US dollar sent investors out of stocks and commodities.

  • B of A Will Trade 1 Billion Shares Today Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Aside from nonfarm payrolls, the biggest story of the day is B of A's successful secondary. Recall that they sold 1.3 billion common equivalent securities at $15.

  • Stocks closed sharply lower, led by a selloff of financial shares. What should investors be watching for in the next few weeks? Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his market outlook.

  • The Jobless Surprise Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures jump 13 points on nonfarm payrolls. This was a real outlier: 11,000 jobs lost was far better than the loss of 125,000 expected, positive revisions in September and October were also a positive.

  • Stock Futures Jump on Surprising Jobs Report Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 8:43 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures jumped Friday after a government report showed much fewer-than-expected jobs were lost in November, reinforcing hopes of a recovery.

  • Huntsman has been charging straight up for the last month, and the bulls are still feeling positive chemistry.

  • Market Tips: Next Year, Bet On Real Assets Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 5:42 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    At the end of a data-packed week, market experts told CNBC they see stocks continuing upwards in 2010, but caution investors that inflation will become a problem.

  • Look Ahead: Jobs Report Has Markets on Edge Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 9:31 PM ET

    Every employment report in this recession has been important, but analysts say there is heightened tension around tonight's data as investors look for signs that the recovery is still on track.

  • Stocks Close Lower, Led by Financials Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 5:50 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed sharply lower, led by a selloff of financial shares.

  • 2 Tech-Gadget Stock Plays: Senior Analyst Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 5:32 PM ET

    LED technology is taking off this holiday season, thanks to a jump in notebook and flat-panel television sales. Jonathan Dorsheimer, senior analyst at Canaccord Adams, shared his best stock picks.

  • Bruising Day For Banks Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 5:09 PM ET

    A quiet range-bound day ended in the red in the last half hour of trading. What happened? Don't kid yourself--trading was execrable all day: there were almost no bids on the floor. Big names like IBM and Alcoa all dropped in the last half hour.

  • The Dow turned negative after the Institute of Supply Management's gauge of non-manufacturing activity fell. How should investors be positioned? Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, and Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds, shared their insights.

  • US Unemployment is Starting to Peak: Market Pro Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

    The number of U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level in more than 14 months. Now, investors look to Friday’s November unemployment data. Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreState Capital Advisors, shared his outlook.

  • Traders Try to Rationalize Poor Retail Sales Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

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  • 5 Stock Ratings and Outlook: Retail Analyst Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    A woman makes a shopping list in front of a department store's Christmas window display.

    U.S. retailers posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November, as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season. Charles Grom, broadline retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his industry outlook.

  • Job growth is likely to begin in early 2010 and improve slowly after that, though economists still expect the unemployment rate to stay around 10% for most of next year

  • Stocks Flat as Tech Gains, Retail Slumps Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened mildly positive as a continued decline in weekly jobless claims help brighten hopes that the decline in the economy was abating—but surprisingly weak retail sales numbers tempered the enthusiasm.

  • GE, Comcast and My Top Media Stock Plays: Analyst Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    General Electric and Comcast announced a $30 billion agreement to shift control of NBC Universal from GE to Comcast, in one of the biggest deals in media history. Craig Moffett, senior telecommunications analyst at Stanford Bernstein, shared his insight.