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  • Here's a dream job for the, how shall we say, the more distinguished gentleman or woman, who enjoys a fine glass of whiskey now and again: An apprentice to the master distiller of an Irish whiskey maker!

  • A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    Blackouts are one more possible problem related to the BP oil spill for the residents of the Gulf of Mexico region. If that happens, the power outages have the potential to impact homes and businesses from western Louisiana to eastern Florida.

  • What are you planning on buying for your dad this Father’s Day? Ties and electronics? Buy him stocks instead, suggested Tom Anderson, associate editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He shared his best plays.

  • Stocks slipped Wednesday after a report showed housing starts fell much more than expected. Charles Crane, managing director at Douglass Winthrop Advisors, and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shared their insights.

  • You Got Iced

    No sooner had Alex Rospos arrived from Los Angeles for a Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore than he witnessed, and fell victim to, his first prolonged session playing what has become the nation’s biggest viral drinking game, otherwise known as “icing.”

  • Constellation Brands got a lift Tuesday when UBS analyst Kaumil Gajrawala  raised his 12-month target share price to $21 from $18. The alcoholic-beverage maker's shares have gained at least 15 percent over the past month. But Gajrawala said Constellation stock is still "cheapest" in its sector.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Here are the reports to watch this week.

  • Last year investors just had to buy the "cheapest, nastiest stocks" around and watch them rally in the "dash to trash," but this year requires a more measured approach, Karen Olney, strategist from UBS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Retailers aren't the only ones with a lot at stake during the holidays. About one-third of all spirits sales are rung up during the last two months of the year, according to the industry's trade group, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Although office parties are getting downsized --or eliminated-- this year, people will still gather and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We asked some of the nation's top bartenders for their suggestions  on  what to serve at holid

    We asked some of the nation's top mixologists for their suggestions on what to serve at holiday celebrations. Here are the recipes!

  • Terrence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Investors gain 2.5 percent a year investing in “sin stocks”—tobacco, alcohol and gambling. Marcin Kacperczyk, professor of finance at NYU Stern, explains the “price of sin” and how it may help investors boost their portfolios.

  • Many people think companies that sell spirits are a sure bet during a recession. Find out if they’re right from alcohol seller Diagio.

  • At after-work drinks yesterday, Wall Street's yawn at better than expected economic news yesterday was being held up as an example that the summer rally was clearly running out of steam. 

  • "There’s a lot out there that’s very attractive from sustainable dividends," said Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management. He shared a few strategies to boost investors' portfolios before the weekend.

  • Plus, Cramer picks his favorite agriculture play and explains his Nucor call.

  • The abrupt end of Wall Street's latest rally proves once again that short-term investing is a hazardous business, according to Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates. That having been said, there are more short-term opportunities coming.

  • In a tough bear market like this one, finding yield can be treacherous. But Karen Finerman has some ideas on where to look.

  • With a year of certain uncertainty now under way, Peter Andersen looks to reliability as a theme for stock-market investors.  "I would say the motto for 2009 is, 'Stick with the staples,'" the Congress Asset Management portfolio manager told CNBC.  "We're looking at solid, large-cap companies that have very strong dividends."

  • With the market trading sideways more investors are turning to high yielding dividend stocks. But can you trust these companies to keep pumping out profits?