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  • Diageo upgraded to "add" from "hold", "buy" recommendation for Carlsberg maintained and three pure champagne stocks for the future from Dresdner Kleinwort.

  • Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.

  • Although the health care industry is not immune to a sluggish economy, the sector presents some attractive opportunities, said Carl McDonald, a senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co.

  • Investors will have a rough ride until April, says Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, but he thinks now is the time to put money to work.

  • Stocks went on another rollercoaster ride Friday, opening sharply lower before a series of  ups, downs and curves, and an afternoon burst of bargain hunting that sent the Dow up more than 200 points.

  • Some stocks are more popular than others. But that doesn't mean they're always the best shares to hold. Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller and Washington, gave his assessment of five of the most widely held companies.

  • Consumer cyclicals such as retailers are becoming attractive, said Bob Stovall, Wood Asset Management managing director and global strategist.

  • Stocks opened sharply lower Friday — with the Dow down about 200 points in the first few minutes of trading — after a report showed new home construction at its lowest level in 17 years.

  • Two marketwatchers recently sat down in a interview with CNBC to share their thoughts on the credit crisis, the economy, and the smart moves to make while the market is in limbo.

  • Futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed new home construction at its lowest level in 17 years.

  • David Dreman, chairman and chief investment officer at DremanValue Management, says we’re in one of the worst panics we’ve ever been in but there are major values around.

  • Despite the high level of volatility, MarkTravis, of Intrepid Capital Funds, sees opportunities in this market environment. He advises investors to look for businesses with no financing risk.

  • Dean Barber, chief investment officer at the Barber Financial Group, says we have entered a long-term secular bear market, and he’s remaining cautious.

  • Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.

  • Agriculturals are defensive commodity plays, said Jonathan Kleisner, managing director of investment strategies at REX Capital Group.

  • Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.

  • Jonathan Vyorst, manager of the Paradigm Value Fund, sees opportunities in financials.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.

  • Futures fell sharply Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.

  • Ted Parrish, portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, told CNBC it's a good time to take advantage of what big-cap stocks offer.