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  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    As a majority of companies have beaten expectations, stocks have responded in muted fashion with major averages dropping below the breakeven point for the year.

  • Investors need to be aware of the new atmosphere before buying.

  • Some worry Washington actions may create a new bear market. But Dick Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities, fears the worst: a full-fledged market crash. Bove offered CNBC his insights — and named bank stocks that are still strong  investments.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • The bulls took control of key stocks Monday. Do these gains signal the end of the market’s move lower?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Eager to learn if the recent downturn is the start of a larger correction, investors are closely watching the action in bank stocks? Are they starting to crack?

  • President Barack Obama

    The Democrat Debacle in Massachusetts offered a rare gift to President Obama: a premonition of the rout that was about to rack his own party in the mid-term congressional elections nine months from now.  Instead, Bam is losing it.

  • The markets today are building on this week's losses - looking to finish a poor week on a down note. Today's declines have now pushed the S&P 500 into the red for the year (down 0.8% YTD), and have also extended the year's losses for the Dow & Nasdaq (both down 1.2% YTD). Despite hitting 15-month highs just three days ago, the markets are set for their 3rd weekly decline in the just the past 4 weeks, with the Dow flirting with its worst week since last May.

  • Is the market starting to show signs of a top? A critical level on the S&P could confirm or deny the trend. What should you be watching?

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

  • Earnings season not panning out like it was supposed to...so far. Traders were long going into earnings, under the theory that most would beat expectations handily. That happened, but stocks haven't gone up.

  • President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer meet with CEO of PNC Jim Rohr, CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon, and other members of the financial services industry at the White House on December 14, 2009.

    It’s simplistic, cynical and disingenuous to conclude that President Obama announced a set of controversial proposals to crack down on big banks simply to divert attention from the Democrats senatorial defeat in Massachusetts and his declining poll ratings.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama wants to cut down to size those too-big-to-fail banks. But his vow on Thursday to rewrite the rules of Wall Street left many questions unanswered, the New York Times reports,  including the big one: Would this really prevent another financial crisis?

  • The Dow logged its biggest two-day drop since June on Thursday. Big financials led today's decline as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. But regional banks continued to shine.

  • After hours action points to a lower open Friday; that after the Dow closed out its worst two-day percentage loss since June.

  • The chairman of Congress’ Financial Services Committee has his own take on the president’s reform plans. Plus, a call on regional lenders.

  • Stocks fell sharply, led by financials, as President Obama spoke about his planned crackdown on Wall Street's risk taking.

  • Stocks continued to fall on Thursday as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. How should investors be positioned and what should they watch for? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, offered his analysis.