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  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Mastercard and Continental Airlines popped while Yahoo and Time Warner dropped.

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    Kansas has become an unlikely battleground over the future of coal-fired power plants in the age of global warming.  On one level the battle in Kansas is about the legal authority of states to regulate greenhouse gases in the absence of much-needed federal regulations, but it is also a broader struggle over how coal will figure in the country’s future energy mix.

  • Christopher Walls, of Institutional Direct Inc., watches a monitor on the floor of  the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 27,  2007, in New York. Wall Street fell sharply, joining a global stock decline sparked by growing concerns that the U.S. and Chinese economies are cooling and that U.S. stocks are about to embark on a major correction. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Stocks are tumbling. Bonds yields are falling faster than Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. And fears are growing that the commodities bubble could burst. What to do?

  • The economy's worsening. So's inflation. And the stock market is tanking. What to do? CNBC asked market experts for their best investment advice. Here are some of their picks.

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    Stocks advanced late in the session after S&P affirmed its rating of bond insurers MBIA and Ambac Financial Group. What's the word on the Street?

  • Downgrades in the financial sector dragged stocks lower today, causing a three-digit drop in the Dow.  To help investors protect their portfolios, CNBC enlisted the help of market experts.

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    What's on Matthew Kaufler's menu?  Ketchup, cheese and coal.  He's made those unusual investment recommendations before, and he hasn't changed them. Here's how to play the stocks.

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    With oil prices touching $100 a barrel again and the ongoing drive to develop affordable alternative fuels, coal has reemerged as a major opportunity area in the energy sector. Here are some companies that are reaping the benefits.

  • Cramer makes the call on coal and the railroad names that haul it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

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    The global demand for energy has doubled the price of coal in the last year.  Can profit still be mined from it?  Stifel, Nicolaus coal analyst Paul Forward sees growth continuing, especially in the overseas markets.

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    The market roller-coaster shows no signs of becoming more predictable, as tech stocks lose ground and a Federal Reserve official says that a recession may be unavoidable. What's an investor to do? CNBC heard from expert strategists about where to put your money.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Increased global coal demand is great for the rails, Cramer says.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Recession. Bear market. Credit crunch. Is it better to stay out of the stock market or use the recent selloff as a buying opportunity?

  • Given the declines this year should you bottom fish or bail? Find out from Oppenheimer Chief Market Technician Carter Worth.

  • Why not check out our Happy 52-Week High riddles from 2007! How well you know your stocks?

  • Q: It's time to say Happy 52-Week High to an excellent energy play. Founded by a twenty three year old in 1883, this St. Louis based company is now the largest coal company in the US. Who is it?

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    Illinois will be the home of a futuristic $1.8 billion power plant aimed at burning coal without emitting global warming gases.  Known as FutureGen, the plant will be watched closely by green groups, Congress and the private sector.

  • Now that Congress has had its way, this fuel might be nothing more than a stocking stuffer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The global economic boom has seen a surge in demand for raw materials, especially in countries like China and Indian. This demand has driven prices of commodities to unprecedented levels with the price of basic metals like lead and copper hitting the roof.  This week's A Fund Affair looks at a fund that invests in the just the basics.