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  • Markets rebounded after a lower open Friday. How should investors be positioned? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, shared their insights and sector and stock picks.

  • 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.

  • The US economy is still in a precarious state, said Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities. However, he told investors that America is in no danger of losing its AAA debt rating.

  • With not many clear forecasts from executives to work on, analysts are taking it upon themselves to extrapolate those better than expected fourth quarter results forward.

  • Stocks struggled on Wednesday after tepid employment and services-sector reports. How to profit in this volatile environment? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, and Barry Knapp, head of U.S. portfolio strategy at Barclays, shared their market outlooks.

  • Groundhog Day

    It's Groundhog Day, the day meteorologists turn to these furry little prognosticators to determine whether Spring will come early or we will have another 6 weeks of Winter.

  • Cramer gives investors advice on how to handle restrictive lending in China.

  • Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks eked out a gain Wednesday as the debut of Apple's iPad tablet computer energized tech stocks and financials rebounded amid relief that the Fed's statement offered no surprises.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continued to slide Wednesday after the Fed left the "extended period" language in their statement, referring to how long they will leave interest rates low. Stocks had already been trading lower after some disappointing earnings outlooks.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks had a weak open Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks and waited for the Federal Reserve's statement this afternoon. Stocks slipped further into the red after a report showed new home sales unexpectedly unexpectedly fell last month and as the House hearing on AIG began.

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    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday, with investors looking for news both from companies reporting earnings and from economic leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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    So far, nearly 20% of the S&P 500 has reported and 78% of those companies have beaten estimates—but stocks ignored the positives this week.

  • General Electric's quarterly earnings topped Wall Street expectations Friday, despite sluggish demand for heavy equipment. What's the take on the stock going forward? Dilip Sarangan, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shared his analysis. (GE is the parent of CNBC.)

  • Textron is fighting its way out of a three-month consolidation pattern, and the bulls are rushing in.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    President Obama Friday announced $2.3 billion in tax credits under the Recovery Act to further dozens of clean energy initiatives.  The goal: To become a leader in green tech innovation while creating manufacturing jobs on American soil.

  • Tyco reports earnings later this month, and option traders are looking for it to break out.

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    Ten years ago, investors were debating between new economy and old economy stocks.  Looking back, it is the old economy stocks that outperformed.  Are there lessons learned over the past decade, that can help us determine some potential investments for the new decade?

  • In today's trading session, a total of 41 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.