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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continued to slide Friday, after logging their worst two-day decline since June, as President Obama's proposed new restrictions on the financial industry continued to ripple through the market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock futures indicated another rough day for Wall Street on Friday after the previous day's selloff on the back of President Obama's proposed new restrictions on the financial industry.

  • It's early, but sell the news is the mantra so far for earnings. Stock are futures down, bonds and the dollar are up this morning. The S&P 500 recorded its largest down day in almost a month last Thursday, despite a good report from Intel. In-line (Citi) or even slightly better than expected earnings (Intel) may not be good enough...

  • Markets rose slightly on Thursday despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales. How should investors be positioned in this type of environment? Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, shared his insights.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

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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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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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!

  • 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.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

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

  • 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.

  • 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.