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    It's been awhile since holiday shopping has been such a wild card for the economy. Wednesday kicks off the batch of major retail earnings, when Macy's reports ahead of the opening bell.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange gather around a Bank of America trading post just prior to the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it had raised a key interest rate for the twelfth consecutive time, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised the interest rate to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • This weekend, the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and now awaits a version from the Senate.  The debate has been heating up since earlier this summer when President Obama was pushing for legislation before the summer recess.  Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over while the debate has waged on.

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    Don't let the pundit-speak about "lagging indicator" or the market's move Friday fool you, the job market is crucial to the stock market right now. 

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    Markets have been hanging on the October employment report, expected to show a drop of 175,000 nonfarm payrolls when it is released on Friday.

  • Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.

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    Traders have been talking about the upcoming Fed statement for days now, because even a subtle tilt in the Fed's posture on interest rates could unhinge the popular "risk on" trade, where investors bet against the U.S. dollar and throw money into risky assets such as stocks and commodities.

  • Plus, get calls on biotech, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and more.

  • How can you invest along the same principles as Warren Buffett? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, shared his insights.

  • Companies including TD Ameritrade, Coach and Turkey's Turkcell could be on Warren Buffett's radar, according to a quantitative screen by Standard & Poor's.

  • Stocks tumbled on Wednesday in a broad sell-off, sending the benchmark S&P 500 lower for a fourth straight day, erasing October gains.

  • A flood of companies have yet to report earnings throughout this week, so how should investors prepare their portfolios? Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Investments, shared his views.

  • Stocks fell for the fourth straight day on Friday as weak jobs data revived worries about the strength of the recovery.

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  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Both the Dow and S&P closed in positive territory with optimism about potential M&A deals trumping concerns about trade friction between the United States and China.

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Investments and Dean Barber, founder and president of Barber Financial Group told investors how the month of September will be for markets and how they should position their portfolios.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.