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    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • A video making the rounds online shows employees at a Microsoft store in California busting out a lame version of the electric slide set to the Black-Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.” It makes you wonder: If Apple's won the cool game, is Microsoft trying to corner the market on cringe?!

  • Construction of new homes in the United States fell sharply last month to the lowest level since April, showing potential weakness in the economy's recovery. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights on the housing data and what investors should watch for in the markets.

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    Sales of Activision Blizzard's latest game is breaking gaming records and giving Hollywood a run for its money, literally.

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    The Fast Money gang is keeping a close eye on the latest 13F filings, which show the top holdings of billionaire investors. Should you follow these whales into a trade?

  • As the year draws closer to an end, investors are looking ahead to new investment strategies for 2010. Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his outlook.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday, led by retailers, after weak outlooks from Home Depot and Target. Plus, investors were parsing a slew of Fed comments.

  • Stocks rose to fresh 13-month highs on Tuesday as upbeat broker views trumped some negative retail forecasts.

  • Markets declined on Tuesday, led by retailers. Where should investors be putting their money? Robert Carey, CIO of First Trust Advisors shared his market insight and favorite sector plays.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday, led by retailers, after weak outlooks from Home Depot and Target. Plus, investors were parsing a slew of Fed comments.

  • Investors are wondering if Target and Home Depot are 'playing mind games' after both warned on their outlooks yet posted quarterly profits that handily topped estimates.

  • U.S. producer prices rose more slowly than expected in October despite a rebound in food and energy costs, according to a report on Tuesday. Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, shared his view.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 50 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

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    Microsoft  co-founder Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has begun treatment, a spokesman for his investment company said on Monday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow pared its gains in the final hour of trading after banking analyst Meredith Whitney said the recent market rally is not rooted in fundamentals and the U.S. economy is likely to fall back into a recession next year.

  • Plus, get calls on tech, pharma and more.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.

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    Green exchange traded funds, ETFs, and mutual funds  provide the average investor an easy entrée into the nascent and sometimes volatile world of carbon conscious investing.

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    This is an online video of the complete CNBC Town Hall Event Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great, hosted by Becky Quick, as aired on Thursday, November 12, 2009.

  • U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight week, with all three major U.S. indices reaching a new intraday high for 2009 on Wednesday.