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  • Stocks tumbled to November levels Tuesday as investors faced a fresh sign of the deepening recession and dilution worries gnawed at bank stocks. Wal-Mart was the lone gainer on the Dow after the retail giant beat earnings expectations.

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    Instead of asking what Warren Buffett has been buying, we should have been wondering what he's been selling.  Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio snapshot for the end of the fourth quarter reveals its holdings in Johnson and Johnson have been slashed by more than half.

  • Matt King is bullish on consumer staples, and his interest encompasses manufacturing as well as retailing.  He's very specific about which part of the sector to invest in.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Tuesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • Futures are down in the U.S., European banks are weak in Europe, bonds are up, and gold and other precious metals are rallying; gold at $966 this morning is continuing its slow march to $1,000 an ounce. It briefly climbed over $1,000 in March of 2008

  • Futures tumbled Tuesday as a sharp drop in New York manufacturing activity exacerbated worries about the deepening recession.

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    It may seem like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.

  • Stocks are locked in a trading range that could be put to the test in the week ahead.

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    In this Web Extra, the traders talk market moving events in the week ahead including -- GM and Chrysler's viability plans, Obama's strategy for reducing foreclosures, Wal-Mart earnings and more!

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    The Dow fell on Friday as persistent worries about banks eclipsed the stimulus package and plans to prop up the housing sector.

  • CNBC's "Power Lunch" team asked some of the best and the brightest from America's big financial firms to list the most promising stocks. Strategists from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Cowen & Co. and Deutsche Bank offered CNBC their stock picks.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • This company’s handling the recession better than most.

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    While private label cards account for only about 11 percent of all credit card loans outstanding, their troubles offer a window into the deteriorating finances of some of the most distressed Americans., the New York Times reports

  • McDonald’s  is trading up after reporting another month of strong same-store sales, a trend that continues despite the current recession and economic turmoil. Its low-priced menu items have evidently remained attractive to consumers. . .

  • Overly negative investors will miss what opportunities this market has to offer. So consider the following list before completely giving up.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Microsoft popped while Hartford Financial and Michael Phelps dropped.

  • Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.

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    The list of companies no longer offering guidance is growing by leaps and bounds! Who's on it now and what’s a trader to do?

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    Stocks rallied on Thursday on hopes that the government's plan to shore up the financial system could quickly spark lending.