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  • One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Listen up, Mr. President. Cramer's got a plan for the banks. Plus, survival strategies for investors.

  • Stocks declined as uncertainty about the government's so-called "bad bank" plan rattled the market.

  • The Business of the Super Bowl

    Not all Super Bowl marketers are spending millions to produce sleek commercials some are working with consumers, so they spread the word for them.

  • Despite high hopes for President Barack Obama's stimulus package, Thursday's market action proved that investors should still be playing defense.

  • Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • On Friday, the US markets managed to close in positive territory for the day, however, they turned in their second-down-week in a row losing almost 3% or greater across the board, led by the S&P 500 Index.

  • Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • With a year of certain uncertainty now under way, Peter Andersen looks to reliability as a theme for stock-market investors.  "I would say the motto for 2009 is, 'Stick with the staples,'" the Congress Asset Management portfolio manager told CNBC.  "We're looking at solid, large-cap companies that have very strong dividends."

  • Futures rallied on the back of the Bank of America bailout Friday, with investors hoping the government will do all in its power to save big institutions from collapsing.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Altria and Kraft popped while Harley-Davidson and US Steel dropped.

  • Stocks continued their slide Monday as the economy and what is expected to be a horrendous earnings season formed a one-two punch to knock out hopes for a January rally.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Think of infrastructure, and you probably think about bridges and highways, but Jeff Markunas of the RidgeWorth Large Cap Core Equity Fund will remind you that wireless is also infrastructure, and China is involved in a big wireless build-out.

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    Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.

  • If you’re looking to put a little bite into your portfolio should you consider the "Dogs Of The Dow?"

  • NYSE Traders

    While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.

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    The New York Times recapps some of the high and low points in advertising in 2009.

  • Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today.  He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.

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    Historically, December has been the strongest month of the year on average for the Dow.  So far this year, the Dow is down 2.8% month-to-date.  Will we see a Santa Claus rally this year?