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    A large Southern utility said Tuesday that it would close 30 percent of its North Carolina coal-fired power plants by 2017, the New York Times reports.

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    Look for consumers to return to their cost-conscious ways after the holidays, an increase in private label sales and heightened competition between Wal-Mart and Amazon.

  • TAG Heuer "What are you made of?" ad featuring Tiger Woods

    In what could be read as a sign that Tiger Woods is unaffected in the endorsement world by his accident this weekend, two of Woods’ sponsors have ads in two different national papers today.

  • The U.S. equity markets are relatively quiet ahead of Thanksgiving, but will there be some stock cheer the week after Black Friday and for the rest of the holiday season? Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been up on the week after Thanksgiving Day and continued to uptrend from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.

  • In U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to Asia-Pacific leaders at the APEC Summit in Singapore over the weekend, he highlighted the importance of a strong China economy in the context of global growth.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks finished lower Friday, despite a last-ditch attempt to rally, as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Still , for the week, the Dow gained about 50 points.

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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Merck was among the few gainers today as investors moved into classically safe bets like health care, consumer staples and utilities.

  • Terrence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell.

  • Markets opened lower Friday as technology shares took yet another hit. Where should investors be looking to put their money? Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial and David Fleisher, president of Firstrust Financial Resources shared their sector outlooks.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures were slightly lower ahead of trading Friday, with technology shares pressured by a weak earnings report from PC maker Dell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

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

  • A smart speech by the Fed chief has given investors the green light.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

  • Markets rose on Friday on solid earnings reports from Disney and JCPenney. Joseph Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank shared his market insight.

  • Look for low risk investments that will "let you sleep a little bit better," said Manuel Schiffres, executive editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He shared his best trades with CNBC.

  • How can you make money on these new announcements? The Fast Money traders have some profitable plays for your portfolio.

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    Brook Barnes front page article in NY Times, “After Mickey’s Makeover, Look for a Little Less Mr. Nice Guy” is a dead ringer not only for a Mickey Mouse makeover, but for the majority of people in their business and personal lives.

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