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  • Mid-cap stocks have outperformed large caps over the past month. Will the trend continue—and how should you be invested? Thyra Zerhusen, portfolio manager at Aston Optimum Mid Cap Fund, shared her best plays.

  • The S&P 500 finished this month in the black, up 2.83%, for its best monthly performance since November 2009, and its best February since 1998 when the index rose 7.05%.  

  • Tax Refund Check

    With cash-strapped consumers looking to maximize their tax refund, it's tough times for tax preparation companies. Half of those receiving a refund are planning to use the money to keep the debt collector at bay.

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

  • The markets appear to be holding on to their gains, despite a disappointing January New Home Sales report. Once again, traders are awaiting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual report on monetary policy in front of the House Financial Services Committee. However, they suspect that his comments will lack new insights.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.

  • Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?

  • Markets rose on Monday, the first trading day of the year, so what should you do to get your portfolio ready for 2010? Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management shared his insight.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday Dec. 8.

  • Wall Street Trader

    A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.

  • Where can investors find some value in this volatile market? Ron Sloan, senior portfolio manager at AIM Capital Management and manager of the AIM Mid-Cap Core Fund, shared his insight and stock picks.

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

  • U.S. consumers are still strapped, but some consumer stocks are on the rise, said Ron Sloan, senior portfolio manager at AIM Charter Fund. He shared his best consumer-related picks with CNBC.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks rallied to the finish line Friday as tech stocks surged after some encouraging comments from Intel's CEO. Investors breathed a sigh of a relief after the August jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high but layoffs seemed to be tapering off.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks pushed higher after a wobbly start Friday as investors digested a mixed jobs report: The unemployment rate hit a 26-year high but layoffs seemed to be tapering off.

  • Pick your data: stock futures drop, then rise on nonfarm payroll report. The headline number-and the initial reason futures dropped-was the was the Unemployment Rate of 9.7 percent (which is based on a telephone survey), higher than the 9.5 percent consensus.

  • Stock index futures are, at the moment … irrelevant. Investors can safely say that the direction of the market at the open won't be determined until 8:30 am New York time, when the August employment report is released. 

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of H&R Block and Electronic Arts popped while Starbucks and CBS dropped.

  • The major indexes ended trading up Monday. How should you read it? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, joined CNBC Monday afternoon to offer his stock-market outlook.

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    With one day left in the quarter, the Dow and S&P ended in positive territory as fund managers snapped up winners in an attempt to embellish their portfolios.