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    U.S. stocks posted their largest percentage decline of the year on Friday, taking a break from the strong gains seen in the past six weeks.

  • Compared to the same period a year ago, industrial and technology companies have taken the lead, showing EPS growth of 17 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

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    Within the Dow, McDonald's is the top performing stock since May 2008, up 65 percent, followed by Home Depot, up 56.5 percent. Bank of America is the worst performing stock, down 78 percent.

  • Groundhog handler Ben Hughes watches Punxsutawney Phil after he did not see his shadow predicting an early spring during the 125th annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2011 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

    Could this furry weather prognosticator also forecast the stock market performance?

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    Last year, NYSE total volume was lowest in December and May—the latter month being when all three major indices were at their highs. Could this signal a trend—large gains when volume is low?

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    Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, after air carriers Delta and US Airways reported better-than-expected quarterly profits.

  • Tech Changing of the Guard: Who's Next?

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on RIM's co-CEOs stepping down and discuss whether a change in leadership is enough to turn the struggling tech giant around? Also, why Ciscos's John Chambers should be the next CEO to go, with Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital founder, who says Chambers has a "lack of focus."

  • Tracking Google's Impact

    Is Google dragging down the Nasdaq? Warren Meyers, DME Securities, with the trade on the stock ahead of the closing bell, the outlook on housing, and what investor need to watch on Monday.

  • Corporate insiders usually buy their own shares because think the stock is a bargain and has tremendous upside. Stockpickr looks at five stocks that corporate insiders have been buying.

  • Home Construction

    Despite mixed results in the housing sector, many homebuilder stocks are outperforming the overall market by a large margin.

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

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    A busy Friday, and several cross currents influencing the markets. The reports of imminent euro zone downgrades definitely gave everyone pause, but futures did not take another leg down.

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    Analysts are cautiously optimistic that after a rough 2011, small cap stocks will do better in the new year. Here are some of the names analysts like.

  • Stocks Break Out of Trading Range

    Is the S&P breaking out of resistance levels a bullish signal? The Fast Money traders have the play.

  • Big Gains on Small Caps?

    How to trade the small cap space on the heels of last year's decline, with Steven DeSanctis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • Dow Lower for Second Day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on what's driving Wednesday's sell-off in the markets.

  • 2011's Winning Stocks

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders break down today's market moving headlines, including the S&P sitting on a 200-day moving average and the stocks that are poised for a breakout.

  • Will Santa Claus Rally Materialize?

    Is the earning cycle peak behind us? Sharing insight into the current debt crisis and where to seek investments for 2012, with Brian Gendreau, Cetera Financial Group market strategist and David Wright, Sierra Investment Management lead portfolio manager.

  • Is Gold Losing It's Shine?

    A look at why gold is down and stocks are up, as well as how to play the metal space, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, and the Fast Money traders. Also the trade on Russian stocks after the Putin election, with Tim Seymour, Fast Money traders.

  • 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.