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  • 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%.

  • Investor Pickle: Is Treehouse Foods Still Good? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 8:22 PM ET

    Cramer studied the charts to find an answer.

  • Halftime Report: Trading The Sideways Market Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    With bank and tech shares climbing, how should you position to profit from this tape?

  • 4 Great Trading Stocks For Right Now Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 5:45 PM ET

    Many people compare the market to a roller coaster ride. But we don’t think they’re right.

  • Stocks Snap 4-Week Winning Streak Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.

  • How Many Soccer Players Does it Take to Put On a T-Shirt? Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Fast food companies like McDonald's are riding out the recession by focusing more on international markets. So it makes sense that Burger King would look overseas as well. After all, the company's mascot is a king! So un-American! A much friendlier concept to Europeans... But is Burger King's latest marketing idea upside down?

  • Dow's Summer Dog Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 9:24 AM ET
    Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    It is now one month since the summer rally started on July 11.  Which is the worst-performing Dow component since the start of the summer rally?

  • Stock Picks: Where to Invest — and What to Avoid Now Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    Barry James, president of the James Advantage Funds and Hugh Johnson, chairman and CIO of Johnson Illington Advisors discussed their economic outlooks and shared their investment strategies.

  • Stocks Stall at ’09 Highs Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 6:10 PM ET

    After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Profit-Taking Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Stocks Pull Back; Retailers Slide Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Art Cashin: Don't Trust Spike Rallies Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Monday after the four-week market rally — though losses were pared back in intra-day trade. As optimistic voices grow louder, what's next? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.