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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.

  • Markets held gains on Tuesday after reports showed US home prices stabilized and consumer confidence improved. What should investors expect in the New Year and how should they be positioned? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his strategies.

  • Best & Worst of the Decade

    Following the sizzling 1990s (the markets’ best decade ever), stocks have had a disappointing decade overall, fizzling in the 2000s.  Here are the best and worst of the Dow.

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

  • Light, sweet crude is holding above $76 Thursday on reports of a U.S. supply fall. What's next? John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, and Chris Jarvis, president of Caprock Risk Management, offered CNBC their outlooks on oil, natural gas and the 2010 economy.

  • Oil Refinery in California

    The business of oil refining is mired in a deep crisis, with five refineries having shut down this year, including plants in Delaware, New Jersey, California and New Mexico.

  • Steve Williams, caddie for Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods’ caddy Steve Williams got a public boost from his biggest sponsor on Tuesday afternoon.

  • If the US continues to focus on reducing its carbon footprint, natural gas is probably a better buy for investors than oil, said Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company.

  • Many investors see junk bonds as the way to go, but are the high yields worth the risk now? Thomas Karsten, president and CIO of Karsten Financial, told CNBC where investors should put their money.

  • 2009's Dogs of the Dow—the top 10 Dow stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price—failed to beat the market this year. So will the same be true in 2010? Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, shared his view.

  • Tiger Woods Accenture Ad with the headline "The Road to Performance Isn't Always Paved".

    As you've heard by now, Tiger Woods lost his first endorsement deal on Sunday night as global consulting company Accenture announced their deal with Woods had been immediately terminated.

  • With the markets up significantly, yet companies hesitant to raise dividends, yields continue to fall, leaving value investors seeking where to put their money next. 

  • Stocks briefly gained, then slipped back, following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on Monday. What's really happening in the markets? Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at Stuart Frankel and CNBC contributor, offered his insights.

  • Stock markets were mildly positive Monday as an upgrade on credit-card issuers and news from Boeing counterbalanced qualms of a rate increase — qualms which had dampened jobs-report euphoria on Friday.

  • Friday's jobs report provided a boost to believers in an economic recovery, but there are still skeptics. Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer of Artio Global Investors, shared his market outlook.

  • Carbon Emission

    While world leaders meet in Copenhagen next week to discuss carbon emissions targets, the energy sector will keep  moving into a cleaner energy future with or without them.

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    Australia's competition watchdog has blocked Caltex Australia's proposed A$300 million ($278 million) purchase of ExxonMobil's Australian gas service stations, sending Caltex shares down more than 3 percent.

  • TAG Heuer "What are you made of?" ad featuring Tiger Woods

    In what could be read as a sign that Tiger Woods is unaffected in the endorsement world by his accident this weekend, two of Woods’ sponsors have ads in two different national papers today.

  • The U.S. equity markets are relatively quiet ahead of Thanksgiving, but will there be some stock cheer the week after Black Friday and for the rest of the holiday season? Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been up on the week after Thanksgiving Day and continued to uptrend from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.

  • Stocks slid on Tuesday but ended off their lows for the day, after the Federal Reserve raised its forecast for 2010. John Linehan, portfolio manager at T.Rowe Price, and Howard Ward, CIO of Gamco Investment Growth Fund, shared their insights.