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  • The bulls piled into McDermott yesterday (Wednesday) for the second time in three days.

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    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Blackrock CEO Laurence Fink is doing his best to make sure his firm isn’t tarred and feathered by an ETF debacle, if one ever occurs.

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    Eastman Kodak's shares continued to trade with heavy volatility as the imaging company explores ways to shore up its financials. Its stock has swung wildly after Kodak hired Jones Day for restructuring advice.

  • Google is no longer the center of the Internet universe, according to Stifel Nicolaus media analyst Jordan Rohan, and that's one of the reasons he downgraded the company to "hold" from "buy" Wednesday.

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    Third-quarter earnings season begins in earnest when Alcoa reports results on Oct. 11. For those looking to get a head start on trading earnings, several big names report results this week, including Costco, Yum Brands, Marriot International and Constellation Brands.

  • More than 5,400 puts traded against about 1,000 calls. Total option volume was 4 times greater than average.

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    Anonymous has declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Apple investors are confident the iPhone 5 will help the gadget maker (and its new CEO Tim Cook) shine through the gloom enveloping much of the tech sector.

  • Amazon.com has been deemed the next disturber of the technology space. But as the e-commerce leader launches its own tablet device and beefs up its digital content, another retail behemoth is quietly making moves to become the next tech giant — Wal-Mart.

  • Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.

  • Sandler O'Neill principal Jeffrey Harte told CNBC Monday he is maintaining his buy rating on Morgan Stanley shares despite their drop on the bank's possible exposure to French banks that have ties to Greece.

  • As Wall Street kicks off the fourth quarter, the best case scenario for markets would be "one, quick shot down," and the worst case scenario would be a rally, Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital president, told CNBC on Monday.

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    After the market logged its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008, traders are bracing for a big week in Europe, Bernanke's testimony and what is expected to be a weak jobs report.

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    Facing declining wages and mounting debt, the weakened American consumer is likely to stay that way for a very long time, some economists say.

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    JPMorgan says education services, electronic equipment and instruments, as well as aerospace and defense could be the hardest-hit sectors, as the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” looks for targets to cut the federal budget.

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    While investors are warily watching Europe, another risk for stocks is lurking and it could make October a spooky month. It's the earnings season, which has been a period of good news during the recovery. However, this quarter may change that because while the numbers should be strong, the company commentary may be cautious to scary.

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    Stock investors Friday say goodbye to the worst quarter since the depths of the financial crisis, but the searing volatility that led to the third quarter's 12 percent decline is likely to continue.

  • Although utilities companies are very expensive on many metrics compared to the broader market, they offer attractive dividend yields and are more predictable buys for investors because of their regulated business models, one managing director said.

  • Small-cap stocks are mired in a bear market, but select companies trading under $5, such as TeamStaff and Majesco Entertainment have more than doubled this year, easily surpassing gains by their large-cap rivals.