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Stocks MasterCard Inc

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about Mastercard, Merck and more. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Should you hold you nose and buy? Or is there much more to lose on the downside than there is to gain on the upside?

  • Wells Fargo downgraded Mastercard on Thursday citing valuations. Considering shares are up 66% over the past year, is the run, done?

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    Every day, millions of Americans stand at store checkout counters and make a seemingly random decision: after swiping their debit card, they choose whether to punch in a code, or to sign their name.  It is a pointless distinction to most consumers, since the price is the same either way. But behind the scenes, billions of dollars are at stake.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to higher open Monday with investors wary of taking bets that could erode gains heading into year-end.

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    “When a job comes open now, our members fill it with a temp, or they extend a part-timer’s hours...and then they wait to see what will happen next,”  one small-business group told the NY Times.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 59 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • The big banks have rebounded very strongly since the early March lows and investors are trying to see if the trend will continue into 2010. Fred Cannon, co-director of research and chief equity strategist at KBW shared his outlook on the sector.

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    Big financial institutions that have survived government bailouts, as well as regional banks that swallowed weaker rivals, are best-positioned to succeed in 2010, according to a Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

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    “In the past, temp employment has been a leading indicator coming out of a recession, but there’s no promise that it’s an indicator now,” says one expert.

  • Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Both the Dow and S&P closed lower on Thursday with selling accelerating into the close largely due to jitters about Friday’s jobs report.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 55 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Is the chase for performance on? Should you expect stocks to climb higher through the end of the year?

  • Stuff your emergency fund with cash

    How much do you know about your credit cards? Take Suze Ormon's quiz and find out.

  • Shortly before the end of trade, the bulls took control of the market on a growing belief that the fall out from Dubai’s debt woes will be contained.