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  • Market Poised to Give Back Some Gains Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday after stocks logged their best five-day streak in 75 years last week, ahead of a week packed with data and economic policy decisions.

  • Icahn Boosts Yahoo Stake As Firm Seeks New CEO Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 12:05 PM ET
    Yahoo

    In a move likely to fuel speculation over Yahoo's search for a new chief executive, activist investor Carl Icahn has bought up close to 7 million additional shares of the Internet company, according to regulatory filings.

  • Stock Picker: Time To Buy Value (Pt. 1) Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part One)

  • Stock Picker: Time To Buy Value (Pt. 2) Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part Two)

  • Luxury Tech Stocks at Knock-Off Prices Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 6:15 AM ET

    Technology is one of the most attractive sectors in the stock market presently, offering high-quality names at greatly reduced prices, tech investor Ben Rogoff from Polar Capital Partners said Friday.

  • Market Tips: Use Rallies to Go Short Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 6:06 AM ET

    Risky assets are slowly coming back into fashion but it's still a good idea to sell when the market rallies, analysts told CNBC.

  • Stocks Advance as Stimulus Fuels Optimism Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain Tuesday as the massive amount of stimulus being thrown at the economy has started to lift the mood on Wall Street. The Dow and S&P extended their winning streaks for a third day, though the Nasdaq slipped amid a selloff in big-name techs.

  • Techs Lead Decline After Fed Rally Fizzles Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Technology stocks led the market lower as a morning rally inspired by the Federal Reserve plan to support consumer lending fizzled.

  • Thanks for Search Ads Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 10:39 AM ET
    Google Search

    In this economic environment even the hot online advertising market is showing declining growth. I just got the latest search share statistics from Nielsen that show that Google has a lot to be grateful for. In October Google did 8.1 percent more searches than it did in the year-ago period.

  • Holiday Shopping with Deflated Stocks Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Still feeling shocked by how much your portfolio has fallen in value in the past couple of months?  With the holidays upon us, here is a look at the purchasing power those shares still have.  After all, a share of Berkshire Hathaway can still buy you a Porsche 911.

  • Value Trading Opportunity of a Lifetime? Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 8:16 PM ET

    With 105 out of the S&P 500 stocks trading under $10 per share, compared to only 59 out of 500 back in October 1987, is this a clear sign of a value trading opportunity of a lifetime or a value trap?

  • Geithner News Sends Shorts Scrambling Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    As the news came in that Timothy Geithner would be Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary the market made a sharp move upward fueled in part by short covering.

  • More Losers Than Winners This Year Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
    Shoppers rush to get in line outside of the Best Buy early Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to take advantage of the Black Friday bargains. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.

  • Netflix CEO Hastings On Digital Distribution And Economy Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    In the midst of the financial crisis Netflix is busy transforming itself from a DVD-by-mail company to a true online content distribution service.

  • Stocks Plunge to 5 1/2 Year Lows Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled on Wednesday closing below the psychologically important 8,000 level for the first time since March 2003.

  • Tech Stock Picks — And Pans (Pt. 2) Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    The rules for investing in technology have changed as much as the markets themselves. Weiss Capital's Mike Burnick and Fort Pitt Capital's Kim Caughey offered CNBC their tech stock picks — and pans. (Part Two)

  • Talking Tech Trades Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    The fortunes of the semiconductor industry might not be terribly promising. But should you get out of tech all together?

  • Xbox Vs. PlayStation With Netflix Caught In The Middle Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    Netflix

    It's a big day for Netflix with the service going live on Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform. But there's one big thing lacking and you can thank the heated rivalry between Sony and Microsoft for it and I'm getting an earful from some of you.

  • Yahoo's Stock Plunges After Microsoft Says No Buyout Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Microsoft  is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo, CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday, though he told shareholders that the company would still be "very open" to a collaboration on Internet search. His comments sent Yahoo shares diving by 12 percent.

  • Wall of Shame: New Inductee Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:38 AM ET

    Here we go again -- another market day that feels more like the latest heart-stopping roller coaster, starting off with a big rally at the opening following Cramer fave Hewlett-Packard's great quarterly numbers. But mid-day, the market drops like a rock, down 372. Finally, in the last hour of trading, we get another "jacked-up happy ending." How are you supposed to be a calm and cool investor in times like these? Well, last night, Cramer talked about how good things can still happen in tough circumstances: namely, his number one Wall-of-Shamer, Jerry Yang, announced he was stepping down as Yahoo CEO, where "he's been like a value wrecking ball."