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  • Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods is told his family, friends and fans that he plans to return to golf one day, but that he is not sure when that will be. He said he would not rule out his return being this year.

  • The stock market, being that discounting mechanism that it is, is not going to take this lightly, but instead treat this as a starting pistol to a difficult period of the removal of easy money for the markets, culminating in a hike of the Fed Funds rate.

  • Cramer gives examples of companies who have reported and have yet to see a gain.

  • Stocks rebounded off a weak open on Thursday. How should investors be positioned? Mark Matson, founder and CEO of Matson Money, and Larry Nusbaum, chief operating officer at Vertex Fund, shared their market strategies.

  • Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.

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    Warren Buffett eased the throttle on energy while Bill Ackman had less on Target. George Soros and John Paulson loaded up on financials, while Carl Icahn backed off on Yahoo but jumped into Take Two.

  • Markets opened higher on Wednesday, after the Dow logged its best day in three months on Tuesday. Is the correction over and should investors start putting their money in stocks? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his insights.

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.

  • Wall Street looks set to extend the previous session's gains Wednesday, with stock index futures pointing to a modest rise.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway dramatically cut its stakes last fall in two of the nation's biggest oil companies. It also significantly reduced its holdings of Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

  • Mardi Gras

    As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19.  So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs?  Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.

  • During one the midweeks of February, depending in which of the handful of venues one views Fashion Week this season, designers from here and abroad showcase their designs for the Fall/Winter season of 2010.This season also marks the end of the shows produced in the Garment District's backyard, Bryant Park, before it relocates to Lincoln Center on Manhattan's upper west side. "This will be a significant season, as we reflect on 17 years, 31 seasons and close to 2,500 fashion shows in Bryant Park

    There are many events scattered throughout event spaces, galleries and showrooms in New York City including the Meatpacking District's Milk studios. Catch a glimpse of the action.

  • Stocks ended a volatile week with wild swings Friday as China's surprise tightening of its lending standards rattled global markets. Techs rallied, delivering the Nasdaq its best week since early January. All three major indexes snapped a four-week losing streak.Investors, keen to play the dips, retreated to one of their safe plays — technology. The Dow snapped a four-week winning streak, while the Nasdaq had its best week since early January.

  • Markets struggled on Friday on China’s surprise tightening of its lending standards and concerns about the global recovery. How should investors position their portfolios? Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist and CNBC contributor at Deutsche Bank and Brent McQuiston, vice president at Wealth Trust-Arizona discussed their insights.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks. The Dow was down more than 100 points, or over 1 percent, in the first few minutes of trading.

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    A redesign of Gillette's Fusion razor, the nation's best seller, is coming and — before you ask — it doesn't have any extra blades.

  • Stocks reversed their losses and traded higher on Thursday, as the dollar gained against the euro amid Europe debt worries. Where are the markets headed from this point? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, and John Brady, senior vice president at MF Global, shared their outlooks.

  • Commodity and energy stocks rallied as the euro finally became so oversold that traders began buying it, thus weakening the dollar. There may also be a secondary reflation trade in play: the unusual move in copper (up 4.7 percent) widely noted on trading desks. George Gero at RBC attributes the gold rally to "Relief that Greece will be handled without having to sell gold..."

  • Wal-Mart Stores and consumer products maker Procter & Gamble will jointly create a television movie in an effort to promote "family-friendly" programming, the companies said Thursday.