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  • Stocks rebounded Friday as investors displayed some optimism for the new year, scooping up bargains in the consumer discretionary and energy sectors. The Dow ended above 9,000 for the first time since early November.

  • Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.

  • You win a few you lose few. Following are Fast Money’s best and worst trades of 2008.

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    Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.

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    The New York Times recapps some of the high and low points in advertising in 2009.

  • Technology shares and the financials have been tough to trade this year. Is it time to dip a toe – or will you just get burned?

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    For several components of the tech sector, Wall Street analysts believe 2009 will be a year of transition. The first half will be painful, the second half slightly better, but the real recovery won’t occur until 2010.Here's the outlook for four key sectors.

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    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

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    The Dow fell in thin volume on Tuesday as housing data showed a steep drop in home values...

  • Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.

  • Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion."  Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.

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    2008 will be remembered for many things, but the urge to merge isn't one of them. Over 1,100 deals were cancelled...

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    Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said on Friday it will cut 1,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, as part of a restructuring plan that will save around $120 million a year.

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    The Dow soared higher on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve rewrote its playbook by slashing borrowing costs to a record low, even zero...

  • We know all too well about the victims of the market's recent misfortunes, but what about those who have survived — and even thrived?  Count Tom Forester and his five-star Forester Value Fund among those. 

  • As the use of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) looks like a possibility to help prevent the collapse of the auto industry, the markets end the week roughly flat, led by technology and the NASDAQ up about 2% for the week.

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    Americans remain downbeat about the economy, corporate America and the government's handling of the financial crisis, but optimistic about Barack Obama's ability to turn things around, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    Documents in a divorce case show that Pequot Capital Management or its C.E.O., Arthur Samberg, is paying millions to a figure in a notorious S.E.C. probe. But why?

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    A major Yahoo shareholder, Ivory Investment Management, plans to push Yahoo to forge a search deal with Microsoft.

  • Santa Claus is coming to town.  So say Jeffery Saut of Raymond James and wave theorist Steve Hochberg of Elliott Wave International.  But, they quickly add, he won't stick around.