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  • A beautiful day for our parent company. General Electric up nearly 14 percent, its best one-day gain since at least 1962.

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    The Dow rallied for a second day on Friday on hopes Washington's stimulus package and a bank rescue plan will bolster the ailing economy.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Visa and Caterpillar popped while Dollar Tree and Unilever dropped.

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    Stocks rallied on Thursday on hopes that the government's plan to shore up the financial system could quickly spark lending.

  • The Communist Party is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into an economywide recovery plan. The U.S., suffering through its own recession, needs to do even more.

  • Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.

  • It’s Beijing, and not Washington, that’s going to get us out of this worldwide recession, he says.

  • Global mining company Anglo American is seeing heavy call action Tuesday after announcing that it would cut 2009 spending programs by more than 50 percent.

  • The editor and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report" says the best place for investments these days is in hard assets, but he has some suggestions for stock-market investors, too.

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    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Palm and Nomura Holdings popped while Simon Property Group and Walgreens dropped.

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    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

  • For brave investors getting back into stocks, Juerg Zingg, managing partner at Q Investments, says that Xstrata, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are smart bets in the basic resource sector; while oil services companies like Fugro, Seadrill and Noble Corp. are attractive; and refiners such as Valero and Petroplus look good.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of BHP Billiton and Yahoo popped while Electronic Arts and Eastman Kodak dropped.

  • Is the commodity bull about to start running again? Some investors say demand from emerging nations will spark a new rally like nothing we’ve ever seen!

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    The Dow closed higher after a choppy session on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices and other commodities lifted energy, mining and materials shares...

  • Market values have dropped so precipitously that some deals are too good to pass up.

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    Look for M&A activity—big and small—a pair of breakthrough drugs and the prospect of government price controls.

  • The glacial speed the analysts have been moving has been nothing short of scandalous. Top-down strategists (guys who do estimates of earnings based on macroeconomic factors) have 2009 estimates for the S&P 500 as low as $60, but the bottoms-up analysts (the guys who just cover individual companies or industries)...

  • Mr. Paulson will be the key today, as he is expected to open the TARP to car, credit card and student loans, and heaven knows what else. More importantly, a separate facility will buy mortgage-backed securities.