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  • Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors took a breather after a two-day rally and braced for the start of earnings season. But banks and techs giane.d

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  • Gold is setting price records, oil is climbing — but stocks are retreating Wednesday. What's going on? Art Cashin offered his market insights to CNBC.

  • 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.

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  • 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.