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  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    A move announced by central bankers on Wednesday to contain the European debt crisis resulted in euphoria in global stock markets, but it also prompted skeptics to wonder: will this time be different? The New York Times reports.

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    Since 1950, December has been the best month of the year for the S&P 500, and second best for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite Index.

  • “Fast Money” experts focus on the challenges facing Apple — and perhaps an ace up its sleeve.

  • Groupon CFO: IPO Pricing

    Jason Child, Groupon chief financial officer, weighs in on how he thinks the company's first day of trading will go.

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    Here is a look at best and worst first-day returns during IPOs in 2011, which on average saw an 11 percent gain.

  • Groupon Prepares for IPO

    What can investors expect from Groupon's debut? Insight with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners analyst.

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    Seventy-one percent of the 371 S&P 500 companies that reported third-quarter earnings so far this season have surpassed estimates, while nineteen percent have missed and eleven percent have matched.

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    Since 1950, November has been the second best month of the year for the S&P 500 and third for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Historically, it's also the start of the most bullish months of the year, up to April.

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    The month of October has been unbelievably bullish for stocks regardless of the mess that Europe still finds itself in and the recession worries everyone keeps talking about.

  • Gains In October

    Insight into October's historical monthly market gains, with Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners managing partner who says, "I think we're going higher" and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • Jason Motte #30 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 3-2 during Game One of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.

    As this year's Fall Classic swings into high gear, could the winning team predict the market performance next year?

  • The Sprint Nextel Corp. sign is seen on the facade of a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in San Francisco, California.

    Here is a look at the lowest and highest priced stocks in the S&P 500.

  • The markets in the U.S. may be down year-to-date, but its nothing compared to the rest of the world, Cramer says.

  • 'Occupy Wall Street' Protestors Face Police

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on the thousands of protesters facing police while participating in "Occupy Wall Street" in lower Manhattan.

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    October is known as the jinx month because of crashes in 1929, 1987, Friday the 13th in 1989 and the financial meltdown in 2008.  Yet, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac, October is a "bear killer" and turned the tide in 11 post World War II bear markets.

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    October is known as the jinx month because of crashes in 1929, 1987, Friday the 13th in 1989 and the financial meltdown in 2008.  Yet, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac, October is a "bear killer" and turned the tide in 11 post World War II bear markets.

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    Global IPOs are having their worst quarter since the second quarter of 2009, according to data from Renaissance Capital, one of the top providers of research on initial public offerings.

  • Mad Money Markets: 'Significant' Nosedive

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer asks how significant is the word significant? It's worth plenty because the Fed inserted the word "significant" before the term "downside risk", a new addition in the Fed's lexicon and that sent markets tumbling.

  • “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Fast Money Web Extra: Price Targets

    The Fast Money traders offer special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments and take a look at price targets on the S&P 500.