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    Wall Street ushered in the Barack Obama presidency with a substantial drop in the Dow, amid fresh signs the global bank crisis is far from over.

  • There is at least one stock, though, that Cramer thinks is worth buying.

  • Jitters about dismal corporate earnings were confirmed after the bell Monday, when Alcoa kicked off the reporting season with a wider-than-expected loss, sending stock index futures lower Tuesday morning.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    Government bonds are still the safest bet for investors in these uncertain times, and the euro will face an uphill battle as weak economies will need more flexibility, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Traders are banking on shares of Chesapeake Energy to move higher — but not for a few months. The oil and natural gas company reached a peak near $70 in July, but has fallen hard since then to about $15.25, after spending much of autumn between $10 and $25. Options activity on Monday is focused on the April 27.5 calls...

  • Notice how sometimes the wind is in your face and other times it’s at your back? It's better when it's your back!

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Crude oil prices are now mired well below $50 per barrel, and they look to be heading lower still. While some of the price pressures are obvious, there is one that may be less so: hedge fund liquidations.

  • When hedge funds come back, where will they go?

  • BP is seeing bullish options activity today after the company reaffirmed its commitment to dividends and capital expenditures.

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    Stocks head into December with a tailwind, but the late November rally will quickly be put to the test by some gloomy economic reports and the next phase of efforts to save the struggling U.S. auto industry.

  • Green Your Routine

    Before you succumb to the doom-and-gloom about alternative energy, it's worth remembering that sustainability is not all about big ideas and big bucks. In NBC Universal's latest initiative, "Green Your Routine", you'll see it's sometimes about what's routine, not revolutionary.  Find out what consumers and business can do on a smaller, daily basis to go green.

  • Steven Strong at the White House, where his firmed designed and engineered three solar energy systems.

    Steven Strong, president of Solar Design Associates, recalls standing on the roof of the White House with President Jimmy Carter more than 30 years ago when Carter dedicated the first solar system  there. He also remembers when the Reagan administration consigned that system to the dumpster. " “I made it a career goal to get solar back on the White House, " says strong.  And he did.

  • Is this the beginning of a commodities comeback?

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    Wall Street went on a bargain-hunting bonanza, with a frenzy of activity in the final hour of trading, sending shares up 10 percent.

  • Investors went on a late-day buying spree, scooping up shares of beaten down stocks and sending the major indexes soaring 7-8 percent.

  • Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.