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  • Offshore Drilling Slapdown: ESV vs. RIG Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Offshore Drilling Slapdown: ESV vs. RIG

    In this new era of permanently high oil, stick with the best drilling plays like Ensco, says Mad Money's Cramer, and avoid the losers like Transocean.

  • Cramer: We are at DEFCON Two! Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer: We are at DEFCON Two!

    Unless we get something substantive from Europe in the next 48 hours, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, be prepared to raise some cash and keep up your defensive game.

  • Fast Money Final Trade Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at Tuesday's biggest market movers.

  • Oil: Brent to Hit $115? Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:17 PM ET
    Oil:  Brent to Hit $115?

    Trading a bullish outlook on oil, as OPEC production nears highs, with Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank oil analyst, raising a "buy" rating on, Murphy Oil Corp, Hess Corp, and Marathon Oil.

  • Market Sells Into Close; Banks, Energy Retail Fall Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:11 PM ET

    Wall Street sold off sharply in the final hour of trade after the Federal Reserve delivered little hope that it would turn on the easing spigots anytime soon and as a formerly rosy holiday retail season suddenly turned gloomy.

  • Avon's Jung Stripped of CEO Title Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:06 PM ET
    Avon's Jung Stripped of CEO Title

    Avon Products strips Andrea Jung of CEO title, but she remains chairman, as the company begins to look for a replacement. The Fast Money traders with the play on the management change.

  • Gartman: Gold 'Bull' is Dead Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:05 PM ET
    Gartman: Gold 'Bull' is Dead

    Calling the death of gold's bull run, and the beginning of a gold bear market, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Trading on the Fed's Decision Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Trading  on the Fed's Decision

    The Fast Money traders with the play on the Fed's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

  • Fast Money, December 13, 2011 Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Fast Money, December 13, 2011

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • McDonald’s — Why One Analyst Is Lovin' It Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Although McDonald’s recent rally in the stock market has pushed its shares to trade at all-time highs, one analyst still maintains a "buy" rating on the fast-food giant as investors flee to safety stocks.

  • Best Buy's efforts to boost sales — particularly on Black Friday — by deep discounting took a heavy toll on gross profit margins, resulting in the retailer missing quarterly earnings estimates, Brian Nagel, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How to Play the Euro Into Year End Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    The outlook for the euro is iffy at best, this strategist says - but watch out for positioning risks.

  • 5 Most Shorted Big Bank Stocks Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Want to know which banks investors are currently betting against? Take a look at the short interest ratio, which divides average trading volumes by outstanding short interest.

  • Nothing to 'Verizon Buying Netflix' Rumor: Analyst Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    "We get rumors Netflix is going to be acquired every month. It’s either Amazon or Microsoft or Verizon or somebody else," said Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson.

  • Fed Statement: No Change in Interest Rates Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Fed Statement: No Change in Interest Rates

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Fed pledges to keep rates exceptionally low through at least mid-2013. Discussing the Fed's decision and its impact on the economy, with Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics; Bill Gross, Pimco; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; and Stephen Gallo, Schneider Foreign Exchange.

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    "Europe is going into recession and the ripple effect on global growth next year is the story," says strategist Peter Boockvar. "To think we can avoid it is delusional."

  • Time to Buy CRM? Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:53 PM ET
    Time to Buy CRM?

    A look at shares of and whether weakness does present a buying opportunity, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.

  • Sell Zynga Before IPO? Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Sell Zynga Before IPO?

    One analyst explains why he is already less than impressed with the soon-to-be stock. Insight on his net move, with Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee & Leach managing director.

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    You're an entrepreneur in the making, seeking the holy grail of working for yourself. What you need to focus on is what is going to drive your business. Or, more precisely, what product is going to drive it.