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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

  • General Electric announced on Tuesday that it expects profit to be flat at its big industrial units next year. How should investors play GE stock? Robert Maltbie, managing director at Singular Research, and Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager at Huntington Asset Advisors, shared their outlooks.

  • Alcoa led the Dow higher on Friday after new data out of Beijing showed China’s recovery looked to be solidly on track.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow ended higher Friday—even as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.

  • Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month.

  • Futures advanced modestly as November Retail Sales were better than expected, up 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent ex-transports (consensus was for a gain of 0.6 percent and 0.4 percent respectively).

  • Stock index futures added to gains Friday after economic reports showed stronger than expected retail sales in November while inflation remained tame.

  • The Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday as investors bet on a year-end rally with money rotating into the technology sector.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced, following encouraging reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Budding optimism about the recovery made consumer-discretionary stocks the day's best performer. Disney led the Dow.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a disappointing 30-year auction. Stocks had been higher all day after encouraging reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Budding optimism about the recovery made consumer-discretionary stocks the day's best performer. Disney led the Dow.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined, and the trade gap narrowed. Citigroup rose after

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened flat to slightly lower Wednesday as concerns mounted over the global economy and the US dollar continued to assert itself as a popular safety play.

  • All twelve of the S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense stocks were trading up this morning on the news that President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.  Will the trend continue?

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    Despite recent advances, the U.S. lags far behind other major countries when it comes to clean energy investment and experts say it may never compete on equal terms, let alone lead.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 25 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • The U.S. equity markets tend to be luckier than you might think on Friday the 13th. Historically and on average, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq Composite have been up about 58% of the time or more on the day of Friday the 13th.

  • The U.S. dollar rallied broadly on Thursday after a weekly jobless report triggered strength in the currency. Overall, the greenback has been very weak, sliding over 4 percent in the last three month. Axel Merk, manager at Merk Hard Currency Fund, shared his insights on the dollar.

  • So far in today's trading session, a total of 31 stocks in the S&P 500 have reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association said weekly purchases fell 11.7 percent to the lowest level since December 2000. Blame it on the homebuyer tax credit uncertainty, or maybe not. This, while 30-year fixed rate mortgages are below 5 percent.