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  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has emerged from the global financial crisis as the nation's most admired company, thanks to Buffett's "humility and sense of accountability."  Reuters reports this afternoon (Sunday) that a Harris Interactive survey of almost 30,000 people puts Berkshire at the top of the "most admired" list, beating out the rest of a field made up of the nation's 60 best-known companies.

  • Honeywell model T87 thermostat

    Honeywell International increased its first-quarter earnings outlook Tuesday and said it will log a $13 million non-cash charge in relation to the recent health care overhaul legislation.

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about Freeport McMoRan, 3M and more. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.

  • Stocks teetered in a narrow range on Tuesday. Analysts expect markets to be volatile the next two days as investors usually take part in window dressing — trades intended to boost returns on reports sent to shareholders — at the end of a quarter. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market insights.

  • The Wilshire U.S. REIT index is up more than 100 percent in the past year. What is the latest read on the REIT market and how should you invest? Harvey Green, president and CEO of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, and Michael Torres, principal, CEO and portfolio manger at Adelante Capital Management, discussed their sector outlooks

  • Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.

  • The Dow is now up 10 out of 11 days and within striking distance of 11,000. Will the melt-up propel us over this milestone?

  • Stocks declined Friday as the dollar advanced, sending oil and stocks lower. Plus, uncertainty over the health and financial-reform bills unsettled the market. Boeing rose. Palm tumbled.

  • The Dow rose for an eighth straight day, ending near session highs after a late rally. Industrials led the way, with Boeing and 3M at the top of the Dow.

  • Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.

  • Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.

  • Plus, get calls on utilities, green stocks, retail and more.

  • The Mad Money host can’t understand why people are sitting out this generational bull market.

  • Stocks logged a solid 3-percent gain for February but the momentum faded in the past week as confidence in the recovery began to falter. Financials and health-care stocks were among the best performers; consumer-focused stocks fell out of favor.

  • Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?

  • Mardi Gras

    As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19.  So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs?  Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.

  • Stocks ended a volatile week with wild swings Friday as China's surprise tightening of its lending standards rattled global markets. Techs rallied, delivering the Nasdaq its best week since early January. All three major indexes snapped a four-week losing streak.Investors, keen to play the dips, retreated to one of their safe plays — technology. The Dow snapped a four-week winning streak, while the Nasdaq had its best week since early January.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks. The Dow was down more than 100 points, or over 1 percent, in the first few minutes of trading.

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about China Digital, retailers and more. How should you be positioned, now?