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  • Dow Breaches 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.

  • Fast Money’s Best And Worst Trades Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 5:36 PM ET

    You win a few you lose few. Following are Fast Money’s best and worst trades of 2008.

  • 2009 Dogs of the Dow Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    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.

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

  • Tech & Financials - Tough Trades Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 5:52 PM ET

    Technology shares and the financials have been tough to trade this year. Is it time to dip a toe – or will you just get burned?

  • Predictions '09:  Game Makers Will Lead Tech Sector Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 9:10 AM ET
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    For several components of the tech sector, Wall Street analysts believe 2009 will be a year of transition. The first half will be painful, the second half slightly better, but the real recovery won’t occur until 2010.Here's the outlook for four key sectors.

  • UPDATE: Dealmaking To Return In '09? Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

  • Stocks Fall On Brutal Housing News Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Dow fell in thin volume on Tuesday as housing data showed a steep drop in home values...

  • Options Traders Target Microsoft Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.

  • Stock Pickers: Govt. Building 'Bridge' To Growth Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion."  Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.

  • See What People Are Saying About... M&A in '09 Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

  • Video Game Maker EA to Cut 1,000 Jobs Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said on Friday it will cut 1,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, as part of a restructuring plan that will save around $120 million a year.

  • Stocks Rally On Historic Fed Policy Shift Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:03 PM ET

    The Dow soared higher on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve rewrote its playbook by slashing borrowing costs to a record low, even zero...

  • Four Stock Picks From a 5-Star Survivor Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    We know all too well about the victims of the market's recent misfortunes, but what about those who have survived — and even thrived?  Count Tom Forester and his five-star Forester Value Fund among those. 

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 12/12 Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    As the use of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) looks like a possibility to help prevent the collapse of the auto industry, the markets end the week roughly flat, led by technology and the NASDAQ up about 2% for the week.

  • Americans Glum on Crisis, Hopeful on Obama: Poll Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 6:34 PM ET
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    Americans remain downbeat about the economy, corporate America and the government's handling of the financial crisis, but optimistic about Barack Obama's ability to turn things around, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Hedge Fund's Puzzling Payments to Former S.E.C. Target Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Documents in a divorce case show that Pequot Capital Management or its C.E.O., Arthur Samberg, is paying millions to a figure in a notorious S.E.C. probe. But why?

  • Yahoo Holder to Push for Microsoft Search Deal Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    A major Yahoo shareholder, Ivory Investment Management, plans to push Yahoo to forge a search deal with Microsoft.

  • Analysts:  Here Comes Santa Claus ... Briefly Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Santa Claus is coming to town.  So say Jeffery Saut of Raymond James and wave theorist Steve Hochberg of Elliott Wave International.  But, they quickly add, he won't stick around.

  • Constrcution Worker

    With President-elect Obama pledging to rebuild the economy from the inside out, infrastructure stocks could be big winners.