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  • Stocks Push Higher, Led By Nasdaq, Industrials Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors paused ahead of key U.S. data, having pushed markets to 11-month highs the previous day,

  • Small Debit Card Purchases Equal Big Money for Banks Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 11:30 AM ET
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    Banks and credit unions have long pitched debit cards as a convenient and prudent way to buy. But a growing number are now allowing consumers to exceed their balances — for a price.

  • Pros Say: Use Coming Pullback as Buying Opportunity Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks were mostly flat at the open as investors paused ahead of fresh signals on how strong the economic recovery will prove itself. Major averages were little changed though trending higher, as rising commodity prices drove the market. Read and listen to what the pros had to say ...

  • Waiting For Key News Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET
    This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks saw a fairly flat open ahead of some key events later today. Just after 1pm ET, the U.S. Government will announce results of its latest auction of 10-year Treasury notes. Then at 2pm ET the Federal Reserve will release its Beige Book report on current economic conditions in its 12 districts. This comes ahead of President Obama’s widely-anticipated speech to a joint session of Congress on his healthcare reform proposals at 8pm ET.

  • Commodities Boost Futures; Vivus Soars Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors paused ahead of key U.S. data, having pushed markets to 11-month highs the previous day,

  • Energy & Materials Lead Stocks Higher Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Investors are wondering if bullish sentiment will continue well into September after a weak dollar lifted the price of oil, gold and other commodities.

  • Art Cashin: Market Direction Too Early to Tell Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    The markets started the month with a selloff as investors worried that the summer rally could be facing a correction. Should investors be worrying about further declines?

  • What Not to Do With Your 401(k) Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    Every financial planner tells you to have one, but they never tell you what to do with it.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

  • Why Investors Can't Count On Consumer-Spending Rebound Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 3:00 PM ET
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    Despite some signs of improvement in the jobs outlook, investors might want to hold off on jumping into consumer stocks.

  • Yoshikami: 4 Ways to Fight the Coming Correction Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 12:59 AM ET
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    Stock markets are up 50 percent from the March lows and you need to prepare for a correction. Whether you believe that a 10 percent pullback is reasonable or that something greater is coming, it makes sense to invest with the perspective that a retracement is coming and still be positioned for more market movement forward.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 6:03 PM ET

    The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month. 

  • Market Closes Lethargic Week Where it Started Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    At this point, stock index futures are pointing to modest gains at the open on Friday, as most markets in both Asia and Europe rose, with investors awaiting more macroeconomic data for clearer near-term market direction.

  • The Other Big Mac Economic Indicator Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:30 AM ET

    How fast can you eat a Big Mac? Wait, more importantly, how fast can you EARN it?

  • Focus on 'Consistent' Companies for Profit: Strategist Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    With stocks at 10-month highs, some Wall Street observers are expecting a correction. Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared his market insights and investment advice.

  • Halftime Report: Why Isn't Market Correcting? Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 1:13 PM ET

    With so may investors waiting for a pullback, should you play the market short?

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • Elmo Feels Your Pain: Tough Times Hit Sesame Street Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Elmo says recession is scary! Me no like that mommy lost her job. As families across America struggle with the impact of the recession, Elmo and his friends at Sesame Street have a few tips for helping families start the conversation about coping with tough times.

  • 3 Dow Stocks with High Short Interest Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 8:31 AM ET

    Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.