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  • 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.

  • Stocks eked out a gain after a rough morning as banks got a boost from market chatter that the government may suspend a controversial accounting rule blamed for much of the contagion in the financial industry.

  • Better-than-expected January sales lifted the market out of the doldrums on Thursday, and, in the retail sector, Citi Investment Research's Deborah Weinswig has some favorites to recommend to stock-market investors.

  • Plus, Cramer discusses fast-food stocks, President Obama's stimulus, the U.S. dollar and more.

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    Many retailers saw weak sales as consumer spending largely dried up after the holiday season.

  • Investors should move their money from a couple of big European names to the world's biggest retailer, according to GeertJan Nikken, a technical analyst at Rabobank.