Stocks ConAgra Foods Inc

  • UBS senior restaurant analyst David Palmer says it's time to buy one particular food company, whose third-quarter profit more than doubled. Which one?

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    As hard times prompt Americans to cut spending, more workers are bringing their lunch to work rather than buying it at a food outlet, or even the company cafeteria. 

  • Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.

  • Tuesday promises more treachery for investors as they navigate markets held captive by politicians and the promise of a rapidly faltering economy.

  • It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

  • The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.

  • It's never pretty on Wall Street when the action in Washington rules the markets. That's certainly been the case this week, while Congress wrestles with the merit and shape of the $700 billion financial markets rescue package, proposed by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson

  • Warren Buffett is driving the latest ambulance to show up on Wall Street, and his first aid may in fact give a boost of confidence to the market and Washington's rescue process.

  • The scorching volatility ripping through financial markets is not likely to let up while details of the government's rescue plan are being worked out.

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    Stocks whipsawed back into positive territory after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers and progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets.

  • The storm hitting Wall Street ramped up to category 5, and it's not over. Wednesday's markets illustrated in every way the fears investors have been living with since the credit crises began a year ago.

  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's market turmoil and looks ahead to Thursday's events.

  • Plus, Cramer opines on a retail resurgence and ConAgra.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Staples and Honda popped while Nokia and ConAgra dropped.

  • Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);

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    Ospraie Fund, a big commodities fund partly owned by Lehman Brothers, is closing down after big losses. Lehman's 20% stake in Ospraie is part of the assets being shopped to raise capital.

  • O'Reilly Automotive is a play on a new trend in American car ownership.

  • While the headline appears to be more confident than the piece itself, in Warren Buffett Will Buy This Stock Next, Stockpickr's James Altucher identifies two stocks that might be attractive to Warren Buffett as he continues his search for a big acquisition.

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    By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week.  Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged.  But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered