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    As the economy hemorrhages jobs (3.6 million and counting since the start of the recession), C-level suites everywhere are abuzz with executives hashing out the details of impending rightsizings, streamlining, redundancies, or whatever obfuscation of choice.

  • The economic crisis has been steadily pounding Harley-Davidson's shares lower by the day, and now traders are aggressively buying puts as well.

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    Exactly four months ago today, on October 17, Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times with one of his rare advisories for investors: "Buy American. I Am."  He explained how falling stock prices had prompted him to pick up U.S. stocks at bargain prices .. for his personal account.  Later today (Tuesday), we'll get the answer to a key question: Was Buffett also buying U.S. stocks for Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio at the same time?

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    Warren Buffett has been doing some shopping at Tiffany's just before Valentine's Day, but he's not taking anything home in a baby-blue shopping bag.  In a filing with the SEC today, Tiffany says it has sold $250 million of debt to some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Continental Airlines and Viacom popped while Harley-Davidson and Capital One dropped.

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    This week is going to be big.  How will you game the action?

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Microsoft popped while Hartford Financial and Michael Phelps dropped.

  • As market participants anticipate possible stagnant growth in the coming quarters, investors might be more apt to get back to "old fashioned" investing with higher-yielding stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of UPS and Northrop Grunman popped while Motorola and Capital One dropped.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will invest $300 million in motorcycle-maker Harley-Davidson, getting a very impressive 15 percent annual interest rate for its money.  While Buffett is getting well paid for taking on the risk, it does appear to be a vote of confidence in the ability of Harley, and its well-known brand, to survive the current economic downturn.

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    Markets are in for more tough sledding as the calendar flips over to February and stocks close out their worst January ever with no signs of reprieve from bad economic news.

  • More bad earnings news and dismal economic reports could steamroll stocks in the week ahead, but the market may gain some traction if it appears the Obama Administration is making progress with programs to help the economy.

  • Stocks ended a topsy-turvy week mixed as techs and banks rallied but about half of the Dow finished the day in negative territory.

  • U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday as worries about earnings continued to rattle the market.

  • U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday as worries about earnings continued to rattle the market.

  • Europe is weaker after the U.K. reported its second straight quarterly decline in GDP (1.5 percent), the weakest quarter since 1980.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday, following on from weakness in the previous session.

  • The stock market, easily swayed by earnings news, has its sights set on General Electric Friday. GE releases its earnings and plans a conference call with analysts ahead of the market open.