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  • The latest data on short interest reveals that consumer discretionary stocks have the highest average short interest standing at 5.6 percent.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 27.

  • There’s no stopping Chinese IPOs.  Twenty-four of them this year—double last year, according to Renaissance Capital.  And investors love them: Bidding them up on average by 13 percent on the first day of trading. Why care?

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks rose at the open after a series of strong earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.  Apple rose above $300 a share. Chevron and JPMorgan fell.

  • Cash in a trap

    It’s no secret that bond funds are where the action has been over the past year, with most new fund money going their way. What is a secret—or at least something that never gets discussed—is the cost of investing in bond funds.

  • Wednesday's market rally shows investors are beginning to see brighter news on the horizon and are snapping up stocks seen as overvalued. Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, and John Burns, chief executive officer of Burns Advisory Group, told CNBC on Thursday they share that bullish view.

  • Stocks retreated on Tuesday, following a 3.9 percent gain in the Dow during the previous session. So where are the best places to invest now? Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, and Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds, shared their insights.

  • Look out below. Widely followed strategist Doug Kass thinks 5 stocks are about to sink.

  • While the stock market continues to trade sideways, some investors seem to be turning negative on a number of S&P 500 stocks. 

  • Columns and steps

    Expectations of higher interest rates could be good for stocks in the coming months, though not for banking shares, according to a new analysis.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Considering gold hit an all time high on Tuesday surging above $1,040 per ounce, how should you game this precious metal, now?

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.

  • BlackRock headquarters

    The financial crisis has ravaged many a Wall Street giant, but it has also produced a handful of winners. BlackRock, a money manager that is much admired but little known outside financial circles, is fast emerging as one of the nation’s financial powerhouses, the New York Times reports.

  • William Cohan

    The author brings readers inside the boardroom where you can actually feel the tension as key executives were being flooded by frantic BlackBerry messages about major hedge fund customers pulling billions of dollars from their accounts.

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    The crisis that hit last month at the Reserve Fund, the nation’s oldest money market fund, has frozen hundreds of thousands of customer accounts for more than six weeks — with no sure end in sight, says the New York Times.

  • Find out why the bottom in banks might have occurred in July!

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Medtronic and Reliance Steel popped while Las Vegas Sands and Starbucks dropped.