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  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

Housing Recovery Has Legs for Another 2-4 Years: Moody's Zandi

Posted By: Stacy Curtin

As 2012 comes to a close, the U.S. housing market remains one of the bright spots of the economy.

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  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

2013 Oil Supplies to Be 'Much Higher' Than Demand: Jefferies

Posted By: Bernice Napach

The interminable budget talks in Washington are causing oil prices to fluctuate this week and oil future contracts are trading lower Thursday morning as fiscal cliff negotiations stall. On Wednesday oil prices were headed higher after government data showed a decline in weekly inventories.

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  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

Zandi on 2013: Strong Housing, Modest Growth and Job Creation

Posted By: Morgan Korn

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.1% annual rate in the third-quarter, more than previous government estimates of 2% and 2.7%. The July to September quarter was the nation's fastest rate of growth since the fourth-quarter of 2011. Inventory investment was the main driver of economic growth in Q3 according to the Commerce Department. Stronger trade, increased consumer demand for durable goods and health care services as well as a rebound in local, state and federal defense spending also contributed to higher growth. The economy expanded at a 1.3% rate in the second-quarter.

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  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

Equities, Tech and Emerging Debt Are Best Bets: Blogger

Posted By: Nicole Goodkind

2012 has been a tough year for investors and businesses alike. Elections, the fiscal cliff, the long-looming European debt crisis, and quantitative easing have shaped both news and markets. Businesses are holding off on IPOs or paying dividends early and investor's uncertainties have become palpable.

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  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

New Fiscal Cliff Situation Is 'Worst-Case Scenario'

Posted By: Henry Blodget

Both sides have given up ground in the "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations in Washington, but the surprise tactic of the Republicans to put forth a "Plan B" has suddenly thrown the whole deal into doubt.

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  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

California to Gun-Investing Funds: Drop Your Firearms

Posted By: Bernice Napach

Just days after a gunman killed 20 first graders and 6 teachers and administrators at a suburban Connecticut school, California Treasurer Bill Lockyer proposed that the state's two public pension funds divest themselves of gun makers.

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  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

Thriving Gun Industry Hammered After Newtown Massacre

Posted By: Henry Blodget

The horrific slaughter of 7 adults and 20 children with an assault weapon last week has once again focused attention on America's permissive gun laws.

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  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

'It Is Not Our Intention to Sell Your Photos': Instagram Co-Founder

Posted By: Stacy Curtin

Facebook's photosharing site Instagram backtracked Tuesday on its new user privacy policy that would have allowed the site to sell users' photos to advertising agencies.

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  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

Stocks Are the Only Asset Class to Own: Market Pro

Posted By: Morgan Korn

After a brief post-election swoon, stocks have been on a tear, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) and the S&P 500 Index (GSPC) up more than 6% in the last four weeks. Entering Wednesday's session, the Dow and S&P were at their highest levels since Oct. 18 and pointing higher in early trading thanks, in part, to better-than-expected results Tuesday night from Oracle (ORCL).

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  Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 4:04 PM ET

Fiscal Cliff Talks Are 'Insignificant': Ayn Rand Author

Posted By: Bernice Napach

Finally after weeks of on and off discussions, President Obama and House Speaker Boehner appear to be unifying on higher tax rates for wealthier Americans. Boehner has abandoned his resistance to raise rates on the wealthy (specifically for those making more than $1 million a year) and the president has moved up his target for the Bush-era tax cuts (from $250,000 to $400,000).

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