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  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:10 PM ET

    Now that there is a new Treasury Secretary in place, a revised plan for the financial bailout is expected and that could be a factor influencing markets in the next couple of days.

  • The Street Finds Some Life Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks finished well off their highs of the morning, but still managed to shrug off numerous downbeat earnings reports and several large job cut announcements to end the day in positive territory.

  • Don't Be Fooled By The Numbers Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 1:09 PM ET

    Stocks are modestly higher – but don’t let that fool you, as many companies reported that the sluggish economy is clearly taking its toll on their operations and will continue to significantly put pressure on their results this year.

  • Pros Say: Toxic Bill Could Be $200 Billion More Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

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  • Charts Predict: Pound Could Reach Parity with Dollar Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:48 AM ET

    Sterling has taken a beating against many currencies recently, most notably versus the dollar, where it fell to a 23-year low of $1.35 last week.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 7:20 PM ET

    More bad earnings news and dismal economic reports could steamroll stocks in the week ahead, but the market may gain some traction if it appears the Obama Administration is making progress with programs to help the economy.

  • Was This Finally A Day For The Reflation Trade? Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    For a month, the few bulls have argued that government efforts to flood the world with liquidity will eventually reflate the world economy.

  • Doug Kass

    Doug Kass, the short seller who came out ahead by betting against Berkshire Hathaway last year, has some new criticism of Warren Buffett and his investment style.  "In 2008 and (so far) 2009, The Oracle of Omaha has been wrong; it has paid to bet against America."

  • Ask The Experts: Invest in U.S. Savings Bonds? Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    Certified financial planner Bill Losey says they make for a low-risk addition to your portfolio.

  • Global Slowdown Weighs On Earnings Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 3:31 PM ET

    Thank heavens, we are almost finished with earnings from financial companies, and starting Monday we will see earnings from many industrials and energy companies.

  • Eight Reasons You Should Not Expect an Inheritance Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    There are a number of reasons why it would be a bad idea to plan on getting any inheritance from your older relatives, the New York Times reports.

  • Banking, Techs, Hogs And GE - What A Week Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    Europe is weaker after the U.K. reported its second straight quarterly decline in GDP (1.5 percent), the weakest quarter since 1980.

  • Charts Predict: Citigroup Shares to $1.90 Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    Citigroup shares could slump toward their 1992 low of around $1.90 as selling pressure for the beleaguered Wall Street giant remains strong, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday.

  • Market Tips: Don’t Give Up on Emerging Markets Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:48 AM ET

    As dominant global stock markets continued to decline Friday, are emerging markets better places for investors to put their money? Experts interviewed on CNBC believe so.

  • Pros Say: Hedge Funds the Best Crisis Fighter Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:43 AM ET

    Global stocks ended the week lower Friday on heightened economic fears. The dollar and government bonds gained as investors parked their money in safe havens.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 8:47 PM ET

    The stock market, easily swayed by earnings news, has its sights set on General Electric Friday. GE releases its earnings and plans a conference call with analysts ahead of the market open.

  • Warren Buffett, in a taped interview with Susie Gharib of National Business Report on PBS

    Warren Buffett sat down recently for a taped interview with Susie Gharib of Nightly Business Report to mark the PBS program's 30th anniverary tonight.  In the conversation, Buffett hints Berkshire Hathaway might buy back some of its stock since it has fallen so sharply from its highs.  He also says the credit crunch is easing but business conditions are getting worse.  This is a transcript of that entire interview, as provided to us by NBR.

  • Cut-Rate Houses And Cars! Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    Yesterday Toll Brothers said they would offer 3.99 percent 30-year mortgages, a full 1.25 points below the current rate. Now Chrysler is expected to announce a new round of incentives.

  • When your portfolio comes back, don't sell it all to cash. Here's Bill Losey's suggestion for pre-retirees.

  • Stimulus Bill Gets Real Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Now that the House Appropriations Committee has voted a big chunk of the stimulus ($358 billion) out of Committee and Ways and Means is marking up their part of the stimulus, traders are again taking a look at what effect stimulus will have on select stocks.