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    In recent months, Americans have been disappointed and appalled by Wall Street, banks, the big-budget film “Australia,” investment counselors, Detroit, the governors of at least two states, hedge fund managers and even the geese at La Guardia, which used to know better than to interfere with those metal birds they fly among.

  • "As goes January, so goes the year" is a common adage on the street.  If that is the case, we are in for a tough rest of the year for the markets.

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  • Jack Welch, former charman and chief executive of General Electric, gave CNBC his outlook on the economy, U.S. innovation and current GE leadership.

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    More companies announced layoffs on Thursday as the employment picture continued to dim.

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    The on-and-off negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Association has been worthy of a daytime soap.

  • Despite the downturn in advertising — some experts expect overall ad spending to drop nine percent this year — the biggest ad event of the year is thriving.

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    Stocks climbed on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq up for a third straight day after encouraging news on the earnings front...

  • Stocks pulled off a gain — barely — as investors cheered earnings surprises from American Express and others amid an underlying buzz of anxiety about the economy.

  • General Electric, down $0.60 after the close (about 5 percent), as Moody's has announced they have placed GE and GE Capital's long-term debt ratings on review for possible downgrade.

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    More companies announced layoffs on Tuesday as the employment picture continued to dim.

  • Plus, get the Mad Money host's calls on General Electric, Home Depot, Lowe's and more.

  • Major indexes finished higher after a yo-yo session Monday, with banks ending mixed after several attempts at a rally.

  • The media have been flooded with articles and blogs complaining about the films, filmmakers and actors the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences snubbed this year. Everybody's got an opinion and MovieTickets.com took a vote.

  • Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    When the Super Bowl airs on NBC this Sunday a lot of people will be paying more attention to the commercials than the game itself, and this year those ads will be entering a whole new dimension.

  • Stocks rallied, led by banks, after a wobbly open Monday. The market also got a boost from a blockbuster pharma deal, which helped overshadow a gloomy outlook from Caterpillar and other earnings worries.

  • Stocks got a boost from a better-than-expected report on the housing market, which overshadowed Caterpillar's gloomy outlook and other earnings worries.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced by big-name companies Monday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • The Presidential inauguration just added fuel to Wall Street's fires of volatility during the week, but it was just part of the market picture.   Through it all, CNBC guests had plenty of suggestions about places for stock-market investors to put their money, as Courtney Reagan explains in this  edition of "The Week and You:"

  • Following a Historic-Presidential Inauguration, marked by heighten volatility in the markets, all major US indices finish the week in negative territory.