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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures mostly held their ground and indicated a higher open, despite a report showing the economy grew at a much slower pace than thought in the third quarter.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures mostly held their ground and indicated a higher open, despite a report showing the economy grew at a much slower pace than thought in the third quarter.

  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn and Take Two Interactive Software are hardly strangers.  The investor raised eyebrows Thursday after reporting an 11.3 percent stake in the video game publisher. Given his activist shareholder history, some took that as a sign that Take Two would soon be back on the sales block.

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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow ended higher Friday—even as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.

  • After initially lifting the market, strong retail sales data led to worries that the Fed will have to raise rates sooner than expected? How should you be positioned?

  • Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month.

  • Stock index futures added to gains Friday after economic reports showed stronger than expected retail sales in November while inflation remained tame.

  • Goldman stepped into the market spotlight midday, after the firm said its top executives will receive stock instead of cash bonuses this year. Is that a buy signal?

  • Microphone and Record

    Today three top music labels are teaming up to launch Vevo, a new music video destination site hosted on YouTube, in an attempt to create a new revenue stream for a struggling industry.

  • Attention landlubbers, it’s time to go whale watching – Fast Money style. Our whales aren’t massive sea creatures, so much as massive investors who are massively wealthy... and they’ve just surfaced to reveal their top holdings. Compared to them, the rest of us are just little fish. But like real fish, that doesn’t mean you can’t swim in their wake!

    Our whales aren’t massive sea creatures, so much as massive investors who are massively wealthy... and they’ve recently surfaced to reveal their top holdings.

  • What’s the centerpiece of Google’s 2010 strategy. CEO Eric Schmidt revealed the details and much more in a first on CNBC interview!

  • The Dow ended slightly lower Wednesday as oil prices fell and investors worried about bank profits. Amazon buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Can investors trust the stock rally and what should they be watching for in the economy? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, and Jonathan Corpina, senior managing partner at Meridian Equity Partners, shared their insights.

  • Markets vacillated Wednesday, after two employment reports showed improvement—but not as much as expected. Where should investors be looking? David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors, and Dave Shepherd, financial planner at Retirement Financial Services, shared their views.

  • Stocks were mixed Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P retreating, after the S&P broke through a key level.  Amazon gave the Nasdaq a boost.

  • Stocks turned mixed in late-morning trading Wednesday, with the Dow retreating, after the S&P broke through a key level. 

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    We asked you to vote on the big winners and losers of 2009.  In the results of our poll—100,000 votes were cast—there were a few close votes, some decidedly one-sided ones and a couple surprise outcomes. And, there were a handful of big losers and big winners.

  • Online retailers are becoming increasingly popular with people shopping at home—or on their work computers. So how can investors make money in the subsector? Benjamin Schacter, internet analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared his view.