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  • Stocks advanced Monday, but ended off session highs, as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. In 1835, this insurance company ‘s president paid for the damage claims himself after a fire destroyed New York’s financial district. But this year the capital was not as free-flowing, as the beaten-down insurer went to the Treasury for bailout funds. However, the company wasn’t in need of any rescuing today after a boost in its full-year outlook sent shares soaring. Who is it?

  • Market got you down? The situation might not be as bad as you think.

  • Stocks shot up like a rocket in the final hour of trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

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    The Dow jumped on Friday as investors bet that a steep drop in oil prices will boost consumer spending and the retail sector.

  • With gas cheaper, mortgage rates coming down and a winter of cheaper heating bills to possibly look forward to, there might be reason for some holiday cheer.

  • Hartford is seeing heavy options trading Friday, as its stock soars more than 88% even as the broader markets drop. Hartford Financial Services, which has an average daily call volume of 10,000 contracts, saw 37,100 calls trade in the first hour of trading this morning. That's three times full session volume in just 60 minutes!

  • Over 95% of S&P 500 companies are in negative territory for 2008, but are there any that may be poised for a bigger rebound in 2009?  Here is a screen that might give you some ideas.

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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.

  • The markets close out a negative week with a late day rally on the expected nomination of Timothy Geithner to the position of Treasury Secretary.

  • Not all energy Master Limited Partnerships are created equal. Jim Cramer breaks down the crucial differences and warns the savvy investor to stay away from the riskier offerings.

  • Since the Lehman bankruptcy on September 15, the S&P 500 has lost one third of its value. During this slide, which has spanned 48 trading sessions, the S&P has fallen on two-thirds of the days.

  • Stocks ended at their session lows Monday following the latest wave of dismal news: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.

  • Stocks wavered after a morning selloff as investors shrugged of the latest wave of dismal news: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.

  • Stocks declined Monday as the latest wave of dismal news washed over Wall Street: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.

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    Another harrowing week on Wall Street has drawn to a close. Find out how the traders are playing it. Also check out our interview with celebrated strategist Ed Yardeni.