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  • Jan. 13: Unusual Volume Leaders Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

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

  • Web Extra: Twist In Chocolate Wars Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    Is it possible that Cadbury may be rescued by a white knight, after all?

  • Breakfast Commodities at Historic Highs Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 9:32 AM ET

    Soft commodities welcomed the New Year with new multi-year highs. Raw Sugar ICE futures for March delivery rallied to a 29-year high on Tuesday, and traded at an intraday high of 29.8 cents/lbs, its highest level since January 1981, as it has further extended its rally in a market in which prices rose 128% last year.

  • Chocolate Wars Getting Sticky Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    It appears the chocolate wars are heating up once again, with Kraft making a bold new move in an attempt to win Cadbury. What must you know?

  • Cadbury's Success: Keep It Simple and Sweet Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 9:47 AM ET
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    The authors write, "In our experience, as we’ve seen with Cadbury, when companies cut complexity, they grow.  That’s the carrot.  But many firms are postponing the tougher decisions.  So we should make mention of the stick – the devastating impact of complexity on profitability in a downturn."

  • Consumer Stocks Lead Advance; Disney Gains Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 4:53 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced, following encouraging reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Budding optimism about the recovery made consumer-discretionary stocks the day's best performer. Disney led the Dow.

  • Stocks Pare Gains After 30-Year Auction Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 1:08 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a disappointing 30-year auction. Stocks had been higher all day after encouraging reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Budding optimism about the recovery made consumer-discretionary stocks the day's best performer. Disney led the Dow.

  • Stocks Rise After Jobless Report; Citi Gains Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 12:17 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined, and the trade gap narrowed. Citigroup rose after

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Report Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 8:59 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street is set for a slightly higher open Thursday, after the previous session's late rally halted the negative momentum that had been clearly evident in the markets on Tuesday.

  • Dissecting S&P 500 Dividends: Highest Yielding Stocks Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    With the markets up significantly, yet companies hesitant to raise dividends, yields continue to fall, leaving value investors seeking where to put their money next. 

  • Hershey Shares: What Options Are Saying Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    Bears have already shown a sweet tooth for Hershey and are now betting that investors will sour on the candy maker into the New Year.

  • Web Extra: Winning The Chocolate Wars Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 6:04 PM ET
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    Shares of Cadbury hit their highest level in almost five years Monday on reports that another rival may make a takeover bid. Karen Finerman has the trade!

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Dollar Retreats Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:36 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Home-Sales Jump Fuels Stock Rally Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 12:43 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Stocks Barrel Higher After Jump in Home Sales Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday as the dollar pullled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. The Dow was up more than 100 points at the open and continued higher after a report showed a sharp jump in existing-home sales.

  • Futures Rise as Dollar Dips, Gold Hits High Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 6:07 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    A holiday-shortened trading week begun with all signs pointing to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday, with the dollar weakening and gold hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Streak; Techs Skid Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak on Wednesday after a report showed housing starts fell sharply in October. Techs took a hit after weak outlooks from two software firms.

  • Stocks Slide as Tech Takes a Hit Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
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    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • Stocks Open Lower Amid Economic Jitters Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 9:36 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • Gold Shatters Another Record Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 9:01 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures drop a few points as October Housing Starts and Permits were a bit below expectations, while the Consumer Price Index was a bit hotter than expected.