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  • Tamminen: Give Solar Panels a Break Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    New US tariffs on Chinese solar panels are meant to crack down on government subsidies abroad but they're also killing solar rooftop installation jobs at home.

  • Chasing Returns Amid a Return of Uncertainty Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    Fear, uncertainty, volatility. Investors on the sidelines have been stuck with a shaky three-legged stool of late. What lies ahead may not be any less unsettling. Nevertheless, investors would like to move forward — and move up in the world of investment returns.

  • Core Conundrum for Investors: Bonds or Stocks? Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:44 AM ET

    Some see the bond market rally as tired and overblown, while others say stocks are vulnerable to risk even though they are historically undervalued. So what's an investor to do?

  • A Bull-and-Bear Guide to ETFs  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    ETF Strategist

    Our special report, "ETF Strategist," gives investors a better understanding of the wide world of exchange traded funds, providing the pros and cons of investing in various asset classes and sectors: fixed income, commodities, emerging markets, technology and currencies.

  • Party Politics Polarizes Jobs and Energy Debate Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 2:20 PM ET
    At the Southwestern Energy Co., natural gas production site, water and sand are mixed and then pumped through the tubes at pressures over 6,600 psi into the well during fracture stimulation, at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    The political debate is being framed along the polarized lines of whether renewable energy or a revival of gas and oil production at home will create more jobs. The truth is, both are.

  • The Bear Case Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    The EU. debt crisis has been trouble for global stocks, but it's been terrific for the U.S. dollar, and the Japanese yen . Here's how to get in on the rally.

  • With the Greek elections, key data on U.S. employment and China's economy and an important Fed meeting, June could be a turning point for worried markets.

  • June Could Be Turning Point for Markets, Economy Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    With the Greek elections, key data on U.S. employment and China's economy and an important Fed meeting, June could bring clarity to what mystified markets in May.

  • The Bull Case Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    Combine a desire for yield with expectations for slow but steady economic growth and tame inflation and you have an environment that should benefit all but the priciest U.S. bonds.

  • The Sideways Play Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Funds that own a mix of old and new tech names will allow you to stay well-positioned for the ups and downs of an uncertain economy.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    If you believe that valuations are stretched, that innovation will not be the productivity-generating cure-all or that consumer demand for high-priced tablets and smartphones will wane, bet against the entire sector by shorting these funds.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Farr: Europe’s a Mess and the Fed Is On Hold Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    The stock market appears to be taking a well-deserved breather after a double digit first quarter 2012 return. Volatility has increased recently and we find ourselves back nearly where we started the month. We continue to see a disconnect between corporate earnings (very strong) and U.S. economic data (getting better but still not great).

  • Explore A World of Options with ETFs  Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 8:18 AM ET
    ETF Strategist

    Our special report, "ETF Strategist," gives investors a better understanding of the wide variety of exchange traded funds, providing the pros and cons of investing in various asset classes and sectors that offer diversification. Starting with fixed income in February, look for a new edition the second Monday of each month through June.

  • Surviving Retirement Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Retirement — especially in the global economy of the 21st century in which jobs are scarce and life-prolonging medical procedures plentiful — may be the financial challenge of our lives. Our special report examines the different challenges of three American generations (Boomer, X, and Y).

  • The “Mad Money” host said he understands the negatives plaguing the market, but added it’s no time to panic.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

  • President Barack Obama addressing a town hall in Elyria, OH.

    Eight months before the vote, the re-election of President Obama looks more likely than ever, thanks to the escalating recovery of the stock market and economy, say analysts, and may soon make the bad times of 2009 and 2010 the distant past for many voters

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • The Sideways Play Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

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