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  • Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.

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    In this Web Extra the traders game a slew of market moving events in the week ahead including employment data, retail figures, earnings and more.

  • Investing is a Darwinian death match these days. Here’s how you live through it.

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    Forget Bo Derek, find out which stock Citigroup’s Deborah Weinswig tells Fast Money is nearly a perfect 10!

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    Instead of asking what Warren Buffett has been buying, we should have been wondering what he's been selling.  Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio snapshot for the end of the fourth quarter reveals its holdings in Johnson and Johnson have been slashed by more than half.

  • Friday the 13th. My lucky day for reaching into the Pharma's Market mailbag. Time for your Emails.

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    Harriet wants to know, “since consumer discretionary is historically one of the earlier sectors to turn after a recession when should investors start getting long?”

  • The wait for a stimulus package continued, caught between those insisting that it be "done now" and those insisting that it be "done right."  Economic data continued to be dismal, capped by the Labor Department's report that joblessness topped 7 1/2 percent in January.  But Wall Street was cheered by the market's resistance to the bad news.

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    Last week, I got two notices that were labeled on the outside as being from Costco and regarding a "Food Safety Recall Notice." They're related to the ongoing peanut (Salmonella) problem.

  • The BoE got a step closer by cutting 50 bps to 1% as expected, The ECB has decided to sit the race out by keeping rates unchanged at 2%.

  • Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • January retail sales are tomorrow, but the big event will be lowered earnings guidance.

  • Futures are modestly higher today after yesterday's rally, there are some big Treasury refundings coming, on top of some very large corporate bond issuances coming from the likes of Procter & Gamble, Novartis, and Altria.

  • With about 90 minutes to go in yesterday's trading session, somone banged out 5,500 puts in Costco's April options.

  • Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Call this one Reality Check Part Two: a weaker than expected ADP report, along with disappointing earnings guidance from Time Warner and Intel, a big restructuring from Alcoa, and an 11 percent pullback in oil which pulled commodities and commodity stocks down all weighed on the markets today.

  • Americans are spending more than expected thanks to lower gas prices, Cramer says, so look for the companies that benefit.