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  • Cramer: Your Year-End Game Plan

    Just two weeks left. Here’s what you do.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report
    Techs Rally; Volume Soars to New High

    The Dow struggled but eked out a gain as trading volume hit a new record Friday. Techs rallied after strong earnings reports from Oracle and Research In Motion.

  • Pops & Drops: Ford, Take-Two...

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Ford and Take-Two popped while C.R. Bard and Palm dropped.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report
    Earnings Buoy Techs; Dow Struggles

    Techs rallied Friday after strong earnings reports from Oracle and Research In Motion. But the Dow erased its gains.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report
    Techs Boost Nasdaq; Dow Erases Gains

    Techs rallied Friday after strong earnings reports from Oracle and Research In Motion. But the Dow erased its gains.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report
    Futures Climb; 'Witching' Volatility Expected

    Stocks are set to bounce back from the previous session's decline at the start of trading Friday. Buying in Europe helped stocks index futures climb ahead of the opening bell.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

  • 5 Stock Picks from a 5-Star Fund Manager

    The companies that are in the market are much stronger in terms of earnings power, said Bernard Lirola, a Morningstar 5-star-rated fund manager at Needham Growth. He gave the following actionable investment plays to investors.

  • A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.
    Market Insider: Bernanke And Data Will Be Key

    Thursday's economic reports should paint a fairly current picture of the state of manufacturing, housing, and the consumer, all key pillars of the economy.

  • New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
    Market Insider: Wall Street Waits for Jobs Report

    Traders are looking straight past quarter end to the September jobs report at the end of the week.

  • Wall Street traders

    Wall Street will quickly shift its focus to corporate earnings news once the books are closed on the third quarter this week.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange
    Week Ahead: Bulls and Bears Fight Over October 

    October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.

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    Market Insider: RIM Could Trip Up Stocks Friday 
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    Market Insider: Will Key Data Support The Fed's View?

    The challenge for markets Thursday will be whether weekly jobless claims and existing homes sales confirm the Fed's view that the economy and housing are getting better.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead

    Key events and data to look out for on Thursday.

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    Market Insider: A Sober and Subdued Wall Street

    With little else to sway it, the stock market should continue to trade quietly ahead of the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement.

  • Pops & Drops: Carnival, Walter Energy...

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Carnival and Walter Energy popped while Lowe’s and American Airlines dropped.

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    Car dealership chain CarMax said Tuesday its fiscal second quarter profit surged on higher sales and a one-time gain related to its auto financing business.

  • Financials in Focus

    Stock futures are up modestly this morning as the U.S. Dollar is giving up all of its gains from the past two days. The dollar/commodity play continues to hold as commodities are rising 1 percent to 2 percent in early trading, sending commodity stocks 2 percent to 3 percent higher pre-open.

  • G20 Finance Ministers

    The Fed's two-day meeting starts in Washington Tuesday, as President Obama and other world leaders gather in New York. Traders are watching both, as well as the meeting of G-20 leaders in Pittsburgh later in the week