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    Ahead of the presidential election, CNBC created the CNBC Obama Index and the CNBC Romney Index featuring companies that could be viewed as winners or losers depending on the outcome of the race.

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    As Hurricane Sandy makes its way through the Atlantic Ocean, CNBC looked at the Dow and S&P 500 performance the day after the market was closed due to a major event.

  • BOISE, Idaho-- Legal challenges facing an Idaho wind energy company are mounting, after a contractor building one of its projects in Minnesota went to court asking a judge to hand over control.

  • SOFIA, Oct 9- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. -Prime Minister Boiko Borisov call on Nabucco Committee to support financially Bulgaria if it wants the interconnection between Bulgaria and Turkey to be constructed before 2018.

  • SOFIA, Oct 8- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Monday. -If National Bank of Greece buys Eurobank. in Greece, their units in Bulgaria will create the biggest retail bank in the Balkan country with total assets of 12.4 billion levs.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday morning's early movers:

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press conference announcing that the Fed will take no action on interest rates at the Federal Reserve Bank on January 25, 2012 in Washington, DC

    Utility, material and industrial companies led the gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve announced it will keep interest rates near zero in the long-term.

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    October is known as the jinx month because of crashes in 1929, 1987, Friday the 13th in 1989 and the financial meltdown in 2008.  Yet, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac, October is a "bear killer" and turned the tide in 11 post World War II bear markets.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500 is expected to post earnings growth of 14.23 percent for the third quarter of 2011, according to S&P Capital IQ Consensus Earnings Report.

  • With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com compiled a list of 21 firms in the S&P 500 that are rated BB- (junk) or below.

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    Even when renewable energy is relatively cheap to produce, current costs to store huge amounts of solar and wind power can be two or three times the value for utilities supplying electricity.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, May 9.

  • The technical charts still look “relatively positive” and we have “quite a ways to go” in the long-term, according to Robert Sluymer, technical strategist at RBC Capital Markets, and John Wilson, chief technical strategist at Morgan Keegan.

  • Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.

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    Stocks got closer to their highs of the year as the broad market turned positive for the month and was on track to post the best quarter of the year, although volumes remained thin amid geopolitical uncertainty.  AT&T and Merck led Dow components higher, while Cisco slipped.

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks put in another strong showing on Wednesday as investors seemed to put aside concerns over geopolitical fears to send stocks higher, although volumes remain thin. AT&T and Exxon led the Dow higher.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday despite news consumer spending rose at a slower pace than income growth last month.