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  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday, clawing back some of what they lost Monday, when the Dow shed nearly 700 points.

  • General Electric announced that it will maintain its dividend for 2009, giving it an 8.6% yield, based on yesterday's close.  See how this compares to the other 29 companies in the Dow.

  • One thing's for sure: November vehicle sales due today will be ugly. Estimates are for seasonally adjusted annual sales of about 10.5 million, compared to 16 million in November of last year.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday after Monday's plunge and despite more bad news from the banking sector.

  • The red ink started to flow with Monday's opening bell on Wall Street.  Holland & Co.'s Mike Holland urged investors to stay with the best names as the best strategy to survive the bear market.

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    In 2009, media faces a perfect storm—transitioning to a challenging new digital world and a weak economy of unprecedented proportions. Media giants will continue to move from traditional content distribution models to anytime, anywhere, content-on demand.

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    Brace for the glimmerings of a comeback in confidence in 2009, if only because it can’t get much worse than this. So, look for a corporate smashup, a new look from Goldman Sachs, and, yes that's right, the next bubble.

  • As December begins, the stock market remains perched precariously between horrible economic news and continued announcements of more loan facilities and an expanding Fed balance sheet.

  • While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part One)

  • While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part Two)

  • NYSE Traders

    While the stock market rebound may not last, it has come with something Wall Street hasn't seen in awhile—buying into a rally.

  • Boy, are traders ready for this one. Everyone--even the bears--think a rally of up to 20 percent is likely before the end of the year.

  • All of a sudden, financial stocks are finding their way back into the investment dialogue. Jordan Posner of Matrix Asset Advisors has a lot to say — and a lot of stock picks.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    While the recent surge may vanish quickly, it came with something Wall Street hasn't seen in awhile—buying into a rally.

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    Still feeling shocked by how much your portfolio has fallen in value in the past couple of months?  With the holidays upon us, here is a look at the purchasing power those shares still have.  After all, a share of Berkshire Hathaway can still buy you a Porsche 911.

  • Barron's predicted last December that Berkshire Hathaway shares would take a tumble.  They did.  Now the magazine says Wall Street's worries about Warren Buffett's big derivatives contracts appear "overblown" and the stock is ready to rebound.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to make a new $300 million investment in USG Corporation, sending shares soaring for the big Chicago-based building materials maker.  But USG will be paying a high interest rate for Buffett's "expression of confidence."

  • As the Dow opened to the upside on Friday, Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, shared his insights on Detroit, the economy and Wal-Mart's new CEO.

  • Stocks plunged Thursday as anxiety about the economy and the government's wheel-spinning on the auto bailout and TARP plagued the market throughout the day, culminating in a massive final hour selloff. The Dow ended below 7,600, a more than five-year low. The S&P closed at an 11 1/2-year low.

  • Waxman will have sway when it comes to issues of intellectual property, broadcast indecency, and even the issue of how cable and telecom companies regulate data transmitted over broadband lines (aka. net neutrality).