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  • Oaktree Asset Management's Robert Pavlik warns investors not to be misled by what appear to be attractive valuations on stocks. 

  • 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)

  • Midday, the Dow has moved over 200 points from its high to its how, despite: 1) Horrendous economic news (durable goods, new home sales coming in at the lowest levels since 1991).

  • I spoke to one large mortgage broker in Philadelphia this afternoon, who said they were now quoting 30-year fixed rate mortgages at 5.5 percent, a drop of a half-point from yesterday's 6.0 percent. That is a big drop.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Today, we have new developments in the US governments attempts to restart the credit markets after the nuclear explosion that occurred in September. Clearly, the economy continues to reel from the extraction of low interest rates and available credit to financial institutions, to businesses, and to consumers.

  • Mr. Paulson will be the key today, as he is expected to open the TARP to car, credit card and student loans, and heaven knows what else. More importantly, a separate facility will buy mortgage-backed securities.

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    After a 50 percent decline since the S&P 500 set a record last year, are stocks finally cheap?

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • The Big Three

    The foundering Detroit automakers owe more than $100 billion to their bankers and bondholders, and Wall Street is starting to wonder how much of that will be paid back, the New York Times reports.

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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.

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    The U.S. government has agreed to guarantee over $300 billion of Citigroup's troubled assets -- loans and securities backed by residential and commercial real estate and other such assets.

  • U.S. stocks looked set for a positive start to the week Monday as investors welcomed news the government had stepped in to backstop troubled bank Citigroup. 

  • 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.

  • As the S&P 500 crossed at its lowest level since 1997, can we expect the selling to be done?

  • In the past we've had some harsh words about Tim Geithner, the President of the New York Fed and now Barack Obama's choice to head the treasury department. As Jim said on tonight's show, however, we're going to keep an open mind and give Geithner a chance. Jim predicted Geithner would get tapped for Treasury, and though we had hoped for someone else, we're giving Geithner the benefit of the doubt.

  • President-elect Barack Obama is moving to fill what Wall Street has been fearing was a dangerous "void." NBC News reports that the president-elect will name the New York Fed's Tim Geithner to the post of Treasury Secretary and name other members of his economic

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    With speculation mounting over Citigroup's future, investment pros are worried that the stock market is not nearing a bottom—but is ready to fall further.

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    Back when things made sense in the stock market, a company announcing layoffs would be greeted as a positive sign that it was shoring up its bottom line.

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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."