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  • Stocks rose for a second day despite an unexpected rise in jobless claims, and news that the ECB would not be increasing its government bond purchases. Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, and Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, shared their market outlooks.

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  • Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S.  The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Today FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled his proposal to regulate the Internet — a proposal the FCC will vote on December 21st.

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    Gamemakers battle it out, consumers lose interest in 3-D technology and celebrities monetize their brands.

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    A shakeout in teen retailers, private equity eyes retail acquisitions and holiday sales beat forecasts.

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  • Stocks climbed Wednesday after positive news on private-sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China. Mario Gabelli, chairman, CEO and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his market outlook and best investment advice.

  • Stocks struggled to end in positive territory but ended down as sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. News that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute gave a brief lift to stocks. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading after moving higher in the wake of news that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute. Rising worries over sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Plus, Cramer responds to news that Google may buy Groupon.

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    Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.

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    There are clearly two perspectives emerging on Europe's problems and this chasm in perspectives will become more clear as time goes by. The budget minded nations are reigning in the less disciplined sovereigns. Solvent Europe vs. broke member nations.

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  • Considering commodities fueled the recent rally in the S&P, investors are desperate to learn what’s behind recent weakness. Should you hang on or get out?

  • Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday amid concerns the Irish debt crisis would spread to other euro zone countries and the effects of the crisis in Korea prompted investors to dump risky assets. Microsoft and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.

  • Stocks continued to tumble Tuesday, following news that existing home sales were worse than expected, in addition to tensions between North and South Korea. David Kotok, chairman and CIO of Cumberland Advisors and a CNBC contributor, shared his market outlook.

  • Hewlett-Packard's outlook could provide greater clarity on whether Cisco's dim outlook is widespread, or limited to the networking-equipment giant alone.

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    Insider selling has officially hit record levels, and the corporate dumping of stock isn't just in S&P 500 companies. Last week's insider selling hit an all-time weekly record of $4.5 billion, according to an insider tracking company. ...A report from TheStreet.