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    It’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” only instead of a closet full of used paper towel tubes it’s a portfolio full of money.

  • Every 3 months the Street turns attention to earnings from so-called bellwethers such as GE or FedEx. But we're hearing some lesser known stocks might make better bellwethers.

  • If you want to make money in the second-half of the year, here's how Cramer suggests doing it.

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    A drumbeat of disappointing data about consumer behavior, factory sales and weak hiring  has prompted economists to ratchet down their 2011 economic forecasts, the New York Times reports.

  • A lack of warnings during earnings season is a sign of good things to come, Michael Thompson, managing director valuation and risk strategies at Standard & Poor, told CNBC in an interview Friday.

  • Despite new homes sale reaching record lows for the first time in three months in May, Steve Blitz, senior economist at ITG research, and Megan McGrath, executive director and senior analyst at MKM Partners, told CNBC they are optimistic about the housing market.

  • While higher surcharges helped offset the rising cost of fuel, FedEx reported a 33 percent increase in fourth quarter earnings. Urs Dur, vice president of shipping and logistics analyst at Lazard Capital, offered CNBC his outlook on the stock.

  • Stocks fell in the final hour of trading to close lower Wednesday after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that the pace of the economic recovery is slower than expected, but offered no hint about plans for new stimulus measures.

  • Stocks slipped slightly after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that the pace of the economic recovery is slower than expected, but gave no further clue for new stimulus plans.

  • Stocks traded flat Wednesday, cutting earlier losses, ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on monetary policy and waited for comments from chairman Ben Bernanke later this afternoon.

  • Futures pointed to a slightly lower open Wednesday as investors were cautious ahead of a decision by the Federal Reserve on monetary policy and waited for comments from chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • UPS

    Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.

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    Even when renewable energy is relatively cheap to produce, current costs to store huge amounts of solar and wind power can be two or three times the value for utilities supplying electricity.

  • With OPEC expected to increase production for the first time in years, the "Fast Money" traders reveal how they're trading the news.

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    "We all think we will be happy when we finally have some downtime – when we can get away, disconnect, shut down. You may even daydream about withdrawing from the rat race full-time. What you don’t know is that all that peace and quiet will ruin your state of mind," writes former White House Economic Adviser Todd Buchholz in this guest blog for his new book, "RUSH."

  • Chris Verrone of Strategas tells us the defensive trade is getting crowded. He sees 3 signals that suggest the better trade is 'risk-on.'

  • Gold

    Markets run in cycles. Money rotates from one sector to the next, as traders look to capitalize on changing trends. We have seen this happen in the past few weeks as money has rotated quickly out of silver and into the U.S. dollar. Now money is coming out of crude oil. The next big victim will be gold. ...A report from TheStreet/Stockpickr.

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    Stocks closed at fresh multi-year highs on Friday shrugging off lukewarm economic news to focus on broadly strong earnings, as the Dow & the S&P 500 marked six consecutive gains for the month of April.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April, 26.

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    Stocks rallied to close at multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.