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  • Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a fresh wave of worry about financial regulation. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.

  • Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a wave of fears about exposure to riskier assets. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.

  • Pete Najarian is more bearish than he's been in a long time. "Across the board many names look ready to break," he says.

  • The price of regulation: From financial regulatory reform to a ban on naked short selling in some German stocks, the markets are reacting to the prospects of more regulation, lower growth, less risk, and a higher cost of capital.

  • A late afternoon buying spree erased a triple digit loss in the Dow, sending stocks higher for the day. What must you know?

  • What will a European slowdown mean for U.S. stocks? That's the big debate on trading desks today. Those who are bullish on U.S. equities argue: not as much as you might think. Why not?

  • The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.

  • US major indexes reversed last Thursday's steep drops on Monday on a near $1 trillion European Union relief package and on news that US regulators are looking at circuit breakers to prevent a re-run of last week's "flash" market meltdown.

  • Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.

  • If you’re looking for a market ‘tell’ keep your eye on this, says Todd Gordon of Forex.com. It's often a leading indicator for equities.

  • U.S. and European banks are both lower, for three reasons. With the exception of gold and gold stocks, commodity stocks are down 2-3 percent as energy and base metals weaken with the Euro falling below $1.25 today. And credit-card companies have their own troubles.

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  • Josephine Hernandez hands a tray of drinks to a drive thru customer at a McDonald's restaurant in Redwood City, California.

    It was McDonald’s that put the “fast” in fast food, and its speed continues to be a big factor in the iconic restaurant chain’s continued profits.

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    With childhood obesity on the rise, and concern growing over how companies advertise and promote food products to children, do you think toys should be part of McDonald's Happy Meals?  Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.

  • As part of our "American Titans" special series, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at McDonald's. Investors have developed quite an appetite for McDonald's. The market cap value of the company has increased more than $31 billion since the year 2000, or about 70%.

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    McDonald's is testing oatmeal in about 600 stores in the Northeast. If the test goes well, the company  may roll out oatmeal to more than 13,000 restaurants nationwide.

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    How much do you know about the most successful fast food company of all time? Take our McDonald's quiz.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.