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  • Best & Worst of the Decade

    Following the sizzling 1990s (the markets’ best decade ever), stocks have had a disappointing decade overall, fizzling in the 2000s.  Here are the best and worst of the Dow.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Fannie Mae and CME Group popped while Gannett and CSX Corp dropped.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks eked out a gain Monday, their sixth straight win, after a report showed the holiday-shopping season wasn't as bad as predicted.  Airlines skidded after a botched terrorism attempt.

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, with retailers ringing up gains after a report showed the holiday-shopping season was better than expected. But airline stocks skidded amid worries about security after an incident during the height of holiday travel last week.

  • The good news is that we have decisively broken into a higher trading range on the S&P 500. It took five weeks of trading in a range, but we did it.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, with the S&P and the Dow posting modest losses, while the NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 0.98%. 

  • This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 68 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.   

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    By bringing together views from Google, Shell, Ericsson, General Mills along with those from leading academics and governments from around the world, The Future Agenda program has already highlighted 20 key insights on the world in 2020: To date 155 countries are involved.

  • Markets climbed on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined. Will stocks continue to rise throughout the year-end? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Jack Ablin, Executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their outlooks.

  • President Obama, Allentown, PA

    President Barack Obama spent his first 11 months in the White House hammering on the wrong problems—reforming healthcare and capping carbon emissions—instead of the right one: unemployment.

  • U.S. stocks posted modest gains this week, following a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday, which boosted hopes for an economic recovery and stabilization in the labor market. 

  • A quiet range-bound day ended in the red in the last half hour of trading. What happened? Don't kid yourself--trading was execrable all day: there were almost no bids on the floor. Big names like IBM and Alcoa all dropped in the last half hour.

  • An unlikely leader has set the tone for the whole sector.

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    With IBM trading near its 52-week high find out how Guy Adami suggests gaming Big Blue!

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    A break-out year for digital books and 3-D TV, a big comeback for Microsoft and a fall from grace for netbooks and Twitter.

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    In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world free of charge, and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

  • On a short holiday week where the Dow started off at a new 2009 high before losing ground Friday on concerns over Dubai's debt standing, the markets managed a mixed to flat performance for the week.