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  • The outlook for the next six months is positive for global equity markets, said Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse. He shared his market outlook.

  • Stocks eked out a modest gain Thursday after some encouraging economic news ahead of tomorrow's jobs report. Consumer stocks were the day's top performers after upgrades on Disney and Coke and better-than-expected retail-sales reports.

  • Stocks pulled back Thursday after a report showed an unexpected drop in pending-home sales. Stocks had opened higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and retail sales came in better than expected.

  • The company’s conference call on Tuesday was a big success, the Mad Money host says. Check out his interview with the CEO.

  • Sharon Epperson reports on a bounce in natural gas futures, the expiration of the large RBOB gasoline futures contract on Friday and what the Goldman Sachs Commodities Index says.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.

  • Costs cuts and a modest sales gain helped home-improvement chain Lowe's fourth-quarter profit rise 27 percent. Does the company’s strong earnings signal a recovery? Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.

  • Markets rebounded after a lower open Friday. How should investors be positioned? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, shared their insights and sector and stock picks.

  • Stocks rallied Tuesday after a better-than-expected manufacturing report and some decent earnings reports. Merck and Chevron led the Dow. Kraft was the biggest drag.

  • Will 2010 be the year of the large cap stocks? And if so, where are the best places for investors? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Michael Krause, president of AltaVista Independent Research, shared their views.

  • Mardi Gras

    As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19.  So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs?  Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.

  • Stocks rallied Tuesday after a manufacturing report blew past expectations and some decent earnings reports.  Merck and Chevron led the Dow. Kraft was the biggest drag.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.

  • The Dow tried to push above 10,000 a couple times, but struggled to sustain gains above that level as investors worried the recent selloff may be the beginning of a correction. Banks and techs came on strong, while drug and retail stocks were weak.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 20,000 jobs in January and an unemployment rate falling to 9.7%.  The November and December numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • The major indices pushed higher on Tuesday, but how long will the rally last — and where are the headwinds for investors? Thomas Karsten, president and CIO of Karsten Financial, shared his insights.

  • Good news: oil production (upstream) showed production growth. This is a remarkable achievement! The bad news: 1) access to resources; 2) downstream (oil refining) is a mess.

  • Stocks erased their gains Friday, ending the day — and the month — in the red as an early boost from better-than-expected GDP report faded and techs took another hit.

  • Strong start…then sell into the rally. Sound familiar? It has happened a lot over the past couple of weeks, and it happened yet again Friday. In fact, this is the sixth time over the last seven trading sessions that the markets have ended the day at or near the lows of the session.