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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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...

  • Goldman Sachs

    Although Goldman Sachs is completing a report that will shed light on the financial firm's business standards and ethics, Kenneth Langone, a venture capitalist and investment banker of more than 30 years, says the firm doesn't have anything to worry about.

  • Studying the list of S&P 500 that have hit their all-time high since the recovery began in July is revealing.

  • Douglas Kass

    Strategic investor Doug Kass tells us unexpected but potent developments could roil stocks next year.

  • All that talk of US weakness may have been premature, at least relatively speaking.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Both have similar-sounding names, but Cramer said only one will make you money.

  • Kenneth Chan, CEO of McDonald's China

    Steve Leonard, president of IT systems and software services firm, EMC Asia Pacific & Japan, answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on life, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.

  • Cramer digs through apparel and food plays to help you make mad money off the Middle Kingdom.

  • Intel announced on Friday a 15 percent dividend hike.  Here is a look at other companies in the S&P 500 that have boosted their dividend payments.

  • In today's trading session, 129 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week high. Of those companies, 24 are trading at all-time highs. Here is a look at those stocks:

  • If history is any indication the S&P should rally from here. But every rule has an exception. Will history repeat itself, this year?

  • In today's trading session, 58 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week high. Here is a look at those companies.

  • OK, Chipotle doesn’t have a secret sauce, but Cramer knows the secret to its success.

  • The fast food restaurant is a fixture of urban, suburban and rural America, appealing to people from every age group, income bracket and ethnic background. It’s as close as you can get in the United States to something everyone can agree on. Despite their dominant position in the US marketplace, the Taco Bells, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts of the nation still have to attract customers; kitchen staff, marketing departments and research teams are constantly looking for new ways to court them. Howev

    Despite their dominant position in the US marketplace, the Taco Bells, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts of the nation have had their share of bad ideas. Click to see 15 noteworthy fast food failures.

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    Jason Sadler, a professional T-shirt wearer, just upped the cool factor for his job: He’s not only getting paid to get dressed in the morning, he’s getting paid to test-drive a new car and, like Oprah, give away free stuff.