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  • Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.

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    From that TP dispenser with the old guy holding his nose to Jesus action figures, there’s a lot of really weird stuff out there and it’s a fine line between stupid and cool. Here are 12 of the weirdest gift ideas. Check 'em out, then you decide: Are they stupid or cool?

  • Not all companies need to slash prices in order to survive a recession.

  • Stocks shot up like a rocket in the final hour of trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday after the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Sweden, Bank of England, and now the ECB have all cut interest rates, the ECB by a record 75 basis points to 2.5 percent. On the U.S. front, there is mostly negative news. Let's see how much of this negative news has been priced into the market.

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    If you think navigating the mall during the holidays is tough, just try trading the retailers.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on retail, oil and stocks with dividends.

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    The Dow tumbled on Monday as economic reports showing further evidence of the worsening global economic climate were backed up by comments from Ben Bernanke.

  • Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.

  • Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

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    Customers turned out to the stores and malls this Black Friday, but the analysis so far indicates that there were fewer of them than last year. And those shoppers who did show up were far more selective, looking for the best bargains, in this competitive holiday season.

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    The Dow climbed higher on Wednesday as hopes of a General Motors bailout helped investors shrug off data depicting a worsening global economic downturn.

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    If gas prices remain low and sale prices look atractive, will you spend more for the holidays?

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    Retail traffic has slowed to a crawl as consumers shut their wallets, caught in the paralyzing grip of tightened credit, rising unemployment and falling home values. It may take a miracle to save retailers this Christmas.

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    Not only are shoppers hitting the mall less frequently, they’re also hitting the computer less frequently this holiday season and that has e-tailers pulling out all the stops — before the turkey even hits the oven.

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    Another harrowing week on Wall Street has drawn to a close. Find out how the traders are playing it. Also check out our interview with celebrated strategist Ed Yardeni.