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  • Retail’s Long-Term Trends Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 6:58 PM ET

    Expect more bankruptcies and retail store closings this year. But after 2009 is done the surviving stores may be sitting pretty.

  • Picking The Winners Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 6:33 PM ET

    Everyone loves a winner. Following are the best performing stocks for 2008 for the Dow, Nasdaq and the S&P. But will they perform as well this year?

  • Stocks Slide as Santa Rally Remains Elusive Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks skidded as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Stocks Surge To Start 2009 Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Dow started the new year with a big jump on Friday as investors looked beyond grim economic data on hopes that a recovery is on the horizon after a disastrous 2008.

  • Pops & Drops: McDonald's, Gilead Sciences... Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    Following are the year’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of McDonald’s and Gilead Sciences popped while General Motors and Citigroup dropped.

  • Stocks Log Best Year-End Rally Ever! Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Will Santa squeak in a rally before the ball drops? Early moves suggest it could happen: Stocks continued to rise Tuesday, adding to the more than 2-percent gain logged on Wednesday.

  • 2009 Dogs of the Dow Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.

  • Stock Picker: Buy Quality In 2009 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    "2008 was as rugged as it gets," John Merrill, CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management, told CNBC, but if investors adhered to a proper asset allocation, it was "a considerably better process." So what's a proper asset allocation?

  • Market Gave Us Good News Today Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 6:00 PM ET

    Another light volume, low volatility day, closing near the highs. Good news, considering that the consumer confidence and home price news was dismal. Goldman Sachs had a particularly good day, up almost 6 percent, though on light volume. But GMAC was the big story of the day...

  • Hard Times: Gift Cards Are Used For Cash, Necessities Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    As retailers try to lure shoppers with after-Christmas sales, a harsh reality is emerging: Shoppers are cashing in their gift cards for cash instead of scooping up discounted merchandise.

  • Global Markets Scorecard Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    With some markets already closed for the year and others just about wrapped up, here is a summary of how the major global indices fared in 2008.

  • 2008 - Bucking the Trends? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    The financial crisis and market turmoil of 2008 have prevented many historical trends from holding true this year. For instance, while November and December are typically two of the markets’ strongest months of the year, the performance during those months this year has been far from stellar.

  • Stocks Slide as Santa Rally Remains Elusive Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Energy Stocks Rise Amid Mideast Turmoil Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as many investors were still away on holiday in this typically low-volume week between Christmas and New Year's.

  • Dow Closes Above 8500 Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Dow climbed along with oil prices, while General Motors rose after its financing arm qualified for government funds, helping it stave off potential bankruptcy...

  • Stocks Finish Up, But Santa Skips Wall St. Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Friday on a day when Wall Street looked like a ghost town, but the week ended without a visit from a much-anticipated Santa Claus rally.

  • Stocks Go Flat as Techs Slip, Autos Rise Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher at the open as Wall Street looked for a boost from a Christmas gift for GMAC and some heavy holiday activity at selected retailers.

  • Retail Analyst: Discounter Stocks Rule Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    Shoppers headed back to the malls on the day after Christmas in what shaped up as a second Black Friday for retailers.  So which retail stocks look the most promising — in the midst of a particularly unpromising holiday shopping season?

  • Dow Breaks 5-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    The Dow rose in a holiday shortened session on Wednesday after a barrage of economic data signaled the economy was weak, but not as bad as feared...

  • Winners for 2008 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 9:45 AM ET

    Looking for some holiday cheer, this Christmas Eve.?  Here are some stocks that have won big this past year.