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  • Stocks slipped Wednesday as investors took a breather after a two-day rally and braced for the start of earnings season.

  • Stocks rallied for a second day Tuesday as news that Australia has raised rates revitalized hope for the global recovery.

  • Health-care and pharmaceutical stocks are facing a great amount of uncertainty in the wake of health-care reform. Rosanne Ott, co-portfolio manager at Alger Health Sciences Fund, offered CNBC her investment advice and favorite stocks.

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    A Microsoft Xbox360 which appears to sport the autograph of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is back up on Ebay, maintaining its original asking price of $1.1 million. Thanks to Funny Business readers who alerted me.

  • This week’s a very important week technically for the markets, said Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com. He told investors what they should be watching out for throughout the week.

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    General Electric is an example of a company making changes based on a dramatic shift in the environment.

  • All major U.S. Indexes declined 1.8% or more for the week, logging weekly losses for a 2-straight week. A pullback in Industrials, a worse than expected ISM Manufacturing September reading, and continued weakness in the U.S. jobs data also pushed the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) up by 11.8% for the week.

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    Plus, get calls on Friday's jobs number, tech, retail and more.

  • Now may be the time to take profits on many of your winners and add to names that can weather a bit of an economic setback, according to the Fast Money gang.

  • The Dow fell more than 2 percent Thursday, it's largest one-day loss since right before the summer rally began, as a weak ISM reading rattled confidence in the recovery. Shares of both GE and Comcast fell amid buzz that the two are in talks about GE's NBC Universal unit.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Constellation Brands and Time Warner popped while Smithfield Foods and Morgan Stanley dropped.

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    Cisco's play for Tandberg is a real sign of the times for cash rich tech companies. Here's a company trading at or near its 52-week high, and yet dips into its swollen coffers and pays for the $3 billion deal all in cash. And why not, with $35 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Cisco can certainly afford it.

  • Cramer wants to recommend the stock, but he can't – yet.

  • Find out why Cramer says it’s a buy, buy, buy.

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    The issue of whether minors should be legally prohibited from buying violent video games may soon be settled – once and for all.

  • The Dow and S&P rallied on Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as a string of corporate takeovers fueled optimism that value remained in the market.

  • Stocks opened higher on Monday after a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity. Are the markets positioned to head higher or should investors remain cautious? Market strategists Phil Orlando at Federated Investors and Stephen Wood at Russell Investments shared their insights.

  • U.S. stocks broke two weeks of consecutive gains to finish in the red Friday.  Despite of the pullback this week, all major indices remain on track to finish the quarter up 13% or greater.

  • The falling US dollar is expected to get even weaker, moving to the center of a carry trade and encouraging global investors to borrow more dollars to fund higher-yielding currencies and assets. Is this necessarily a bad thing and does this mean the dollar will become the new yen? Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital shared his thoughts.

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    Twitter is on track to raise $100 Million dollars in financing, which would make the micro-blogging site, which currently doesn't have much of a revenue stream, valued at $1 Billion.