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  • 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?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks, including CF Industries, Gentex, SunTrust and others.

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    Looking for ways to battle the bear. The Fast Money traders (and a few of their friends) have some ideas for you.

  • Diageo upgraded to "add" from "hold", "buy" recommendation for Carlsberg maintained and three pure champagne stocks for the future from Dresdner Kleinwort.

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    After the volatile trading of the past several days, professional and amateur investors alike are throwing in the towel. But that might be a mistake.

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    Despite the credit crisis there are still trades to be had. Find out what stocks the Fast Money traders are playing.

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    Panic selling swept global equity markets again on Wednesday and dragged the Dow lower after a coordinated worldwide cut in interest rates failed to quell fears of a global recession.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.