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    As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.

  • The latest employment data doesn’t bode well for Friday's widely followed jobs report. Can the rally endure if employers slash more jobs?

  • Stocks closed near the highs of an upbeat session as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks advanced across-the-board Tuesday ahead of the closing bell as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks continued to add to gains after a report that the service sector grew more than expected, and that new orders and hiring in the sector are on the rise. Caterpillar and DuPont rose, while Amex fell.

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    As new regulations push banks toward safer investments and lending practices, the middle class will suffer the most, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

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    Don't expect anything exciting in financials this third quarter. There will be no big suprises in banking stocks analyst Meredith Whitney, of Meredith Whitney Advising Group, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • President Barack Obama

    Intending to talk about colleges and worker training, President Barack Obama on Monday suddenly found himself in a spirited, election-year debate with a business advisory group about whose tax cuts should be extended and for how long.

  • Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • The two firms had been the subject of an antitrust probe over rules that would allow merchants to steer customers to less expensive forms of plastic, which would reduce costs to merchants and potentially hurt profits.

  • Stocks sank after the government reported a decline in factory orders and a slight rise in pending home sales, and ahead of week filled with news on jobs and earnings.  Microsoft and Intel fell, JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks opened lower Monday, then turned mixed, ahead of a week filled with earnings reports and economic news—including the big government employment data release on Friday. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • American healthcare reform

    The Principal Financial Group announced on Thursday that it planned to stop selling health insurance, another sign of upheaval emerging among insurers as the new federal health law starts to take effect. The New York Times reports.

  • Value investor Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners shares his top stock picks for the fourth quarter.

  • Stocks are poised to end a strong September with more gains Thursday, after new reports on unemployment claims, economic growth and manufacturing topped expectations. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Jeffrey Phillips, CIO of Rehmann Financial, discussed their outlooks.

  • The dollar hit a new 8-month low this week. As we head into the fourth quarter, which companies stand to benefit the most if the greenback continues to slide? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, shared his best plays.

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    Value managers remain confident cheap stocks will outperform higher-priced ones through the rest of this year and into next. Here are a few of their favorites. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The S&P and Dow are currently on track for their best September since 1939, when they rose 14.4% and 11.7%, respectively.