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  • 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?

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    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.

  • To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list who's offering the sharpest discounts and everything else you needs to know to trade retail this holiday season.

  • Shopping can be so chaotic this time of year, even when you're buying stocks. So to make things a little easier we’ve compiled all our favorite retail plays!

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    Facebook is getting ready to connect powerful brands and the customers who love them for Black Friday. Facebook has 300 million plus users, and they're all potential customers for the hundreds of thousands of retailers and brands with a presence on the Facebook site.

  • The Retail ETF traded higher on Monday ahead of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. What's the trade?

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    For the first time in a decade, more people paid their credit card bills on time in the third quarter this year than in the second quarter.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • "There are no fundamentals right now that drive the market," says Joe Terranova, "It's all about technicals."

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    Banks are struggling to make money in the credit card business these days, and consumers are paying the price. Interest rates are going up, credit lines are being cut and a variety of new fees are being imposed on even the best cardholders. The New York Times reports.

  • In Monday's rally, the sector topping the tape was Financials, and leading the way were credit card stocks, notably American Express, Discover and Capital One.

  • The market rose Friday in spite of the unemployment numbers. Is it a sign the bull is back?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barrick Gold and Research In Motion popped while Mastercard and Teva Pharma dropped.