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  • The market seems to be saying that it is not sure where the growth will come from this year. December was fair, not great; now we are going up against tougher comps, and stocks are more expensive.

  • The ECB meets this week. The markets continue to abuse the Euro against most major currencies as concerns over European banks remain strong.

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    U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, according to court documents obtained Saturday. WikiLeaks says other American Internet companies may also have been ordered to hand over information about its activities.

  • Not if you believe as Cramer does that the precious metal’s price is headed to $2,000. Plus, get calls on the utilities, restaurants, the investment banks and more.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    No holiday hangover here. Most Americans say they have no plans to cut back on spending this year as a result of their holiday shopping, according to the results of new survey.

  • Shoppers stop to look at the newly decorated Christmas floor at KADEWE department store in Berlin, Germany.

    Heading into Thursday's batch of retail sales reports, expectations are high that retailers will report their strongest sales in four years. However, as BJ's Wholesale's report showed Wednesday, there are sure to be some misses here and there.

  • The McDonalds Corporation’s introduction of ancillary products, such as lattes, smoothies and oatmeal, will hurt profits in the long run, Howard Penney, a restaurant analyst at Hedgeye Risk Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A pedestrian walks by an Old Navy store in Chicago, Illinois.

    A new report from MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which estimates sales across all payment forms, shows strong sales growth in December for apparel and high-end items, including jewelry. Online sales were also very strong, perhaps helped by wet weather in West and a post-Christmas blizzard in the Northeast.

  • The bears will be out in the year ahead, Cramer said. So get ready to buy.

  • While there has been plenty of talk of a correction, it didn't materialize today. The Dow closed at a two-year high (!) I know, the breadth is terrible, but the volume is only average, indicating little selling pressure. And look carefully...

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    Tired of breaking your New Year's resolutions before the confetti settles? Yeah, there's an app for that. Put down that bucket of chicken and check out these 10 mobile apps to help you keep your financial resolutions.

  • Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.

  • Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks continued to trade mixed despite upbeat economic news from the auto sector, as General Motors reported a surge in sales, and better-than-expected factory orders. Alcoa rose, while McDonald's fell.

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    Investing in 2010 was even easier than it looked: All you really needed to do was own 12 stocks out of the 630 that make up the three major indices. But if you didn’t have them in your portfolio, you whiffed big time.

  • A Bank of America branch.

    A team of 15 to 20 top officials at the bank, led by the chief risk officer, has been scouring thousands of documents in the event that they become public, the New York Times reports.

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    There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.

  • We’ve updated this post with even more trades from the Fast Money gang!

  • Whatthetrend.com has an interesting list of the non-tech companies that appeared most on twitter over the past year. Basically, they looked for companies appearing the most in tweets and eliminated Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. The funny thing about the list is that I've barely heard about some of these companies.

  • 2010 was an interesting year for investors, and for the most part, the big money was made in some of the more non-traditional places. The following slides reveal the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities to currencies and companies with the best cash flows. If you made some of these investments, you were on the right track. If not, lessons learned in 2010 could prove profitable in the year ahead. All numbers are as of market open on December 30th. So, what were the best

    2010 was an interesting year for investors, and for the most part, the big money was made in some of the more non-traditional places. So, what were the best investments of the year?