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  • The high-beta financials -- Citi, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trading HUGE volume.

  • Now that the cash for clunkers program is expiring, attention is turning to two other incentive programs: The cash for appliances program and the soon-to-expire first-time homebuyer tax credit.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Stocks ended sharply higher on Friday with the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all closing at a new highs for 2009.

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    The rich have been getting richer for so long that the trend has come to seem almost permanent, the New York Times reported.

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    GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.

  • Cramer studied the charts to find an answer.

  • The market bounced back on Tuesday against all odds, just like the Mad Money host said it would.

  • Shares of Walmart are down 8% ytd, significantly underperforming the broader market. But is that about to change?

  • On Monday, the S&P 500 suffered its worst loss in seven weeks. This is probably the start of something bigger, says Guy Adami.

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    RIM has a commanding 56% share of the $12 billion U.S. smartphone market. And its sales are still accelerating. Thanks to those booming sales, Research in Motion ranks No. 1 on Fortune's 2009 list of Fastest-Growing Companies.

  • Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.

  • The sentiment is that the markets are due for a pullback, but is this your next buying opportunity?

  • China Retail

    The back-to-school shopping season has begun and although spending is expected to decrease in most categories, industry analysts anticipate seeing growth in PCs and consumer electronics.

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    How consumers behave during this year's back-to-school shopping season could give us our first taste of what's to come for the broader economy.

  • The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • The press’ demand for a prefect earnings season is causing them to miss the big picture.

  • Thursday's market activity was headlined by bad news, but rose despite a jump in jobless claims, a dip in retail sales and a new report showing a 7% increase in foreclosures.

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    The economy's bumpy progress is giving the stock market more reason to pause, but the bulls are hanging on for the time being.