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  • Recession fears shook the markets Tuesday and credit jitters will likely continue to trouble stocks Wednesday.

  • It may have been Super Tuesday at the voting booth, but there was nothing super about Tuesday for stocks.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and comments from one Federal Reserve official that a "mild recession" is possible.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    If the health of the economy is so murky, why has the Federal Reserve been so aggressive in cutting interest rates?

  • On Wall Street Tuesday, a bright spot will be the ticker tape parade for those Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Maybe stocks could be like the Giants. Play crummy all season, and then reverse fortunes in the final minutes.

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    Stocks lost ground Monday, coming off their best week in nearly five years. What's the word on the Street?

  • Stocks closed lower, led by financials, after brokers downgraded several big names in the sector, including American Express.

  • Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday, led by financials, after brokers downgraded several big names in the sector, including American Express.

  • Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday, led by financials, after brokers downgraded several big names in the sector, including American Express.

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    "I think the market is in a little bit better shape than most people are willing to give it credit for," Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC.   And the president of Birinyi Associates thinks investors would be better served by individual stocks than by exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

  • U.S. stocks opened lower Monday.  Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, seen as a sign that many equities are attractively priced relative to value,  inspired some investors.

  • Floor traders are in a great mood after the Giants win! President Bush acknowledging a weaker economy will lead to higher deficits. Looking for budget deficit to double to $410 billion. What's up with China? Shanghai Composite up 8% overnight. And: Airlines looking up.

  • Stocks closed with a big rally, led by beaten-down financial shares, but still ended one of the worst Januarys in years.

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    Volatile markets can eat a portfolio alive, but they can also create real bargains for investors, according to senior editor Jeffrey Kosnett of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

  • The Street wants a 50 bp cut from the Fed on Wednesday; it's widely believed that a 25 bp cut would be a real disappointment. The other hope for bulls is that nonfarm payrolls surprises on the upside this Friday.

  • Tuesday is shaping up to be one of the busiest earnings days of the quarter so far, but it's likely the markets will continue to focus instead on the Fed.