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  • If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer said, they should increase their dividends.

  • Stocks finished higher Friday in a highly volatile week, with the Dow logging its first two-day rally since early July. Despite the wild market swings in the last several days, all three major averages are down less than 2 percent for the week.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, following a Fed report that said pace of economic growth moderated in many districts and amid growing uncertainty over the ongoing debt talks in Washington.

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    Just back from ten days in Turkey, a country with one of the strongest growth rates in the world — over 9 percent, on a par with China. I was accosted by several European money managers furious about the U.S.'s inability to deal with the debt ceiling extension.

  • Stocks slumped for a third session Wednesday following an unexpected drop in durable goods orders and as worries escalated over a possible U.S. debt default.  

  • Futures moved lower Wednesday following an unexpected drop in durable goods orders and as ongoing worries over a possible U.S. debt default weighed on sentiment.

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    The health-care plan passed in March 2010 will not be what is ultimately implemented, according to former Aetna CEO Ronald Williams.

  • Business Savvy Politics

    Taking the pulse of the nation's health care system and economy, with Ronald Williams, former Aetna chairman/CEO.

  • But if the "rocket can’t go high enough into the stratosphere," the S&P 500 can fall back to 1250, warned Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital.

  • Get ready for a "cruel, cruel summer where we’re going to see low equity returns, high volatility and low trading volume," Craig Johnson, technical analyst at Piper Jaffrey, warned CNBC Tuesday.

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

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    Value investors and stock managers must "stick to your discipline" while the stock market returns to stability, said Harvey Neiman, portfolio manager of the Neiman Large Cap Value Fund — rated five stars by Morningstar.

  • RIMM A Takeover Target?

    Stocks rallied to finish higher in thin trading Monday as fears over Greece's debt crisis subsided and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.

  • RIMM A Takeover Target?

    Stocks were higher amid thin trading Monday, led by materials, as fears over Greece's debt crisis started to subside and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.

  • Here is a look at the best-performing stocks in the top-performing sectors year-to-date.

  • American healthcare reform

    The mundane business of managing health-care benefits and services may be a bore for those working in the industry, but shares in that sector have been a boon for investors. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Expected government cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the uncertainty of health care reform and looming patent expirations are weighing heavily on the outlook of the biggest companies in the sector: large-cap pharmaceutical stocks.

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    In total, the 500 largest firms on Wall Street have increased their payouts by nearly $21 billion so far this year, a massive upswing in the cash that companies are willing to part with for the benefit of their shareholders. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    Stocks closed mostly lower after a volatile week marked by swinging prices of commodities and currencies, as investors wrestled with the implications of a worsening European debt crisis and a global economic slowdown.