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  • Stocks are slightly higher after a burst at the open following news that a measure of consumer sentiment unexpectedly hit the lowest level in more than a year.  Dupont and Disney rose, HP fell.

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    As retailers begin to gear up for holiday 2010, the Wal-Mart and Amazon seem to be preparing for another price cutting battle, which could put pressure on GameStop shares in the fourth quarter.

  • An alarming survey by Credit Suisse should serve as a wake up call to the broadcast networks and media investors as well!

  • Out of the Dow 30 stocks, just 10 names really matter, said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx. He shared his insights.

  • If you think investor appetite for bonds is a sign we're looking at lost decade here in the US - think again!

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    Companies here in China’s industrial heartland are toiling to reinvent their businesses, fearing that the low-cost manufacturing that helped propel the nation’s economic ascent is fast becoming obsolete. The NYT reports.

  • Halfway through what's typically the worst month of the year, stocks are up sharply. Can they possibly continue to climb?

  • Stocks closed higher, gaining strength in the last hour of trading after struggling to find direction throughout a session marked by mixed economic news. Travelers rose, while United Technologies fell.

  • Stocks added to gains as the closing bell neared after struggling to find direction much of the day. Travelers rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • How should you trade Microsoft with reports suggesting the firm is planning a debt sale and putting the money toward dividends or buybacks?

  • With Cisco announcing a dividend, will other cash rich tech titans (such as Apple) feel compelled to do the same?

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Tuesday's retail sales and the NFIB small business survey could decide whether the September rally rolls on for another day.

  • On Monday not only did the S&P 500 advance to its highest level in 5 weeks and turn positive for the year, it broke above the 200-day. Where to now!

  • Warren Buffett

    "I am a huge bull on this country. We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all," said Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. "I see our businesses coming back across the board."

  • Reports that Microsoft may be planning a debt sale to pay dividends and buybacks makes perfect sense. Think of it this way: why not add leverage?

  • Stocks extended their gains into a third week, as bank stocks soared following new global regulatory requirements. Will the rally continue? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, and Christopher Zook, chairman and CIO of CAZ Investments, shared their outlooks.

  • Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.

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    This month, the F.C.C. is likely to approve what could be an even bigger expansion of the unlicensed airwaves, opening the door to supercharged Wi-Fi networks that will do away with the need to find a wireless hot spot and will provide the scaffolding for new applications that are not yet imagined, the NYT reports.