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  • Stocks Trade Mixed Before Close; Banks Fall Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks were narrowly mixed ahead of the close, but still remained within a narrow trading range, as investors focused on unrest in Egypt and took a breather after the market posted new multi-year highs on Tuesday. Disney rose, while Home Depot fell.

  • Stocks Slump After Hitting Highs; Tech Rises Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday as clashes between government supporters and protesters in Egypt weighed on the market amid news of a better-than-expected gain in private-sector hiring last month. Merck and BofA fell, while Disney rose.

  • Futures Slip After Job News, Egypt Clashes Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Stock index futures slid lower after initially trading flat despite a better-than-expected rise in private-sector hiring last month, but as clashes took place between governrment supporters and protesters in Egypt.

  • A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    With the Middle East in the background, financial markets are turning their attention to Friday's jobs report and other U.S. economic data slated for this week.

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak throw fire bombs at police in Suez on January 27, 2011.

    Unrest in Egypt has replaced Europe's debt crisis as a flash point for markets, and any unfolding developments there will no doubt affect trading in the week ahead.

  • Cramer: What to Watch Next Week Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 6:16 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals his plans for the days to come.

  • Taco Bell Fights Back on Beef Lawsuit With Ad Push Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:34 AM ET
    Family having Taco Bell

    Taco Bell is launching an advertising campaign Friday to fight back against a lawsuit charging its taco filling isn't beef.

  • Halftime: Trading Tech as Chip Stocks Drive Gains Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    With Intel, Nvidia and Apple all driving gains in tech, how should you position, now?

  • Great Wall of China

    "As the Chinese get richer," the private equity investor glowed, "this company is going to be the next Google." I was sitting in my office in Shanghai, while the investor rattled off why he loved the company. It had 50 retail outlets and planned to open another 100. Moreover, its website had 10 million monthly hits.

  • Fast Money 360: McDonald's Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    With shares of McDonald’s down about 5% over the past 3 months, how should you game this stock into – and in the wake of – earnings.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Citi, Apple Slump Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Ahead of Close; Citi Skids Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week.  Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Yum Brands to Sell A&W, Long John Silver's Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Yum Brands plans to sell its Long John Silver's and A&W restaurant chains.

  • Quantifying Growth Opportunities in China Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 7:35 PM ET

    Cramer finally puts a number on just how much this country could mean to American companies.

  • Cramer: Next Week's Most Important Earnings Reports Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 6:05 PM ET

    Whether it's restaurants, software, retail or autos, these are the quarters to watch.

  • Stocks End Higher; Visa, MasterCard Fall Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks on Pace for New Highs; Visa Sinks Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks Turn Positive; FedEx Up, Microsoft Falls Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Last-minute shoppers rejoice, you now have a shopping day all your own. A group of retailers and restaurant chains have banned together to declare Dec. 23 "Click It to Gift It" day. The event will allow shoppers to buy egift cards and receive a variety of special incentives ranging from free gifts to special discounts to charitable donations.

  • Sniegowski: Franchising Predictions for 2011 Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    Over 80 different industries license franchises. So when CNBC asked me to make predictions for 2011, it took me a while to figure out how to eat this elephant. A normally complicated world for making predictions becomes even more complicated when franchise is thrown into the mix. But here goes...