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  • 4 MadMo Maxims for Portfolio Protection Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:08 PM ET

    Cramer teaches you how to protect yourself from yourself.

  • 2 Definite No-Nos for Every Investor Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:04 PM ET

    Whatever you do, Cramer says, avoid these common but costly mistakes.

  • Week Ahead: Jobs Report Could Signal Rocky September Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:04 PM ET
    Career Fair

    The final days of summer could bring more disappointing employment and manufacturing data, setting the stage for a choppy September.

  • Cramer’s Stock Market Survival School Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:01 PM ET

    A step-by-step guide for keeping your money as safe as possible during these trying times.

  • Stocks End Week With a Rally; Dow Gains 1.7% Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks capped a rocky week with a rally Friday as investors breathed a collective sigh of relief after Fed Chairman Bernanke said the Fed was willing to do what it takes to stabilize the recovery.

  • 10 'Conservative' Bank Dividend Stocks Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:16 PM ET

    The dog days of summer have increased the dividend yields on many quality bank and thrift names, underscoring how cheap these stocks are right now and presenting fantastic long-term growth and income plays for investors ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Dow Jumps Over 1% After Bernanke Remarks Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally in volatile trading Friday as investors breathed a collective sigh of relief after Fed Chairman Bernanke said the Fed was willing to do what it takes to stabilize the recovery.

  • Dr. Doug: Battling the Lizard Brain Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Have you ever wondered what great traders do that you don’t? The answer is pretty simple. They make decisions based on simple math, rather than with their "lizard brain" emotions.

  • A rally in stocks (today's gains were the biggest in nearly four weeks) has caused havoc in the bond market with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note doing something we don't see often—backing up considerably (yield rising, price falling.)

  • The 'Hope Trade' May Be Coming Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    You have to be slightly encouraged by the fact that Intel comes out with the kind of warning it did, and the stock rallies; and by the fact that the VIX dropped below its 50-day moving average. Then, Mr. Bernanke, in his own way, said he is willing to do anything if and when the time comes. This sets up the fabled "hope trade."

  • Forget the Weak Economy, Market Finds Faith in Fed Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 2:00 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Even as the economy languishes and likely has several quarters of slow growth ahead, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was able to convince investors Friday that the central bank will do all it can to promote growth.

  • Battle for 3PAR One of the Most Prolific in Years Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    A person close to the HP camp says that Hewlett Packard continues to bid for 3PAR because it believes an acquisition is beneficial to its strategy, and not because it is trying to simply demoralize Dell.

  • Intel Trading Halted — Was Something Fishy? Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    Today, Intel was halted twice: once for News Pending due to the company's lowering of its revenue guidance for the third quarter. It is the second halt that has traders scratching their heads...

  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday amid some mixed economic reports. So what can you do to boost your portfolio ahead of next week? Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.

  • Dow Jumps Over 100 Points; HP Skids Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow jumping over 100 points, after a rocky start. HP skidded.

  • Stocks to Watch: Red Hat, CME Group and More ... Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Art Cashin: Watch This New S&P Support Level Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    Stocks rose Friday after a reading on economic growth came in better than expected. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Hewlett Packard raised it's bid for 3Par to $30.00 a share, or about $2 billion on Friday. This comes after Dell matched HP's previously increased bid earlier this morning.

  • Life After Katrina: Bold Promises, Many Broken Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 9:44 AM ET

    A major disaster sets the perfect stage for grandstanding. And nothing was more “major” at the time than Hurricane Katrina. Business and government leaders  laid out their dramatic plans to come to the rescue. 

  • Futures Up on Better-Than-Expected GDP Revision Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Futures rallied a few points as the second estimate to GDP estimate comae in at 1.6 percent for the second quarter, higher than the 1.4 percent increase expected. This is the second data point a bit better than expected in as many days (following yesterday's initial claims report for the week) and breaks a string of worse-than-expected economic news.