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  • Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.

  • Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • On the distant investment horizon, Oakmark Fund portfolio manager Bill Nygren sees some bright lights.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • UBS senior restaurant analyst David Palmer says it's time to buy one particular food company, whose third-quarter profit more than doubled. Which one?

  • Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

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    Scarcity of Volkswagen stocks after Porsche bought up nearly all the remaining free float triggered a short squeeze that pushed VW's market capitalization above that of Exxon at some point Tuesday.

  • Robert Zagunis is not looking for an overnight recovery — but he suggests it just might be a perfect time to buy stocks. Some familiar names top his list.

  • Neil Hennessy of Hennessy Funds is known for his use of the price-to-sales ratio to pinpoint the best places for a stock market investor's dollar.  Based on that ratio — he's ready to buy. "Today, you can buy a dollar of revenue in the Dow Jones (Industrials) for 74 cents on the dollar," he told CNBC.

  • Barry James of James Advantage Funds likens the current stock market to a ball bouncing downstairs: Sharp drops are followed by rebounds that can make money for shrewd investors.

  • David Lundgren, portfolio manager at Burkenroad Mutual Fund, said some stocks are looking “very attractive” — and investors should focus on long-term investment rather than day-to-day market movements.

  • The wave of stock selloffs sweeping world markets may be partially caused by the fact that many governments increased guarantees for bank deposits, making them a much safer investment, Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC Monday.

  • Large-cap tech stocks are priced below value, said Rafael Resendes, portfolio manager of the Toreador Large Cap Fund. See his picks.

  • Nearly 200 companies have reported earnings overnight and Thursday. Within that pack, it seems there's a disproportionate number of non-U.S. companies. In fact, by my calculations, there are 19 stocks from 11 different countries in my personal daily news mix...

  • In this installment of CNBC 101 — the investors' mini-seminar — learn the potential advantages of investing via municipal bond ETFs.

  • Consumer discretionary stocks are not only the worst performers today — and this week and this month — but 60 percent of the 18 discretionary stocks that reported earnings are down. So what is working in one of the worst groups right now?

  • Pharmaceuticals are priced at a bargain, said Mike Burnick, Weiss Capital Management director of research.

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    Dan Gross, senior editor and columnist at Newsweek, says that a country’s number of Starbucks stores inversely correlates with its economic health—the more Starbucks stores, the greater the financial crisis.

  • Jeffrey Grundlach's bond fund is up 3.01 percent year-to-date. (Yes, you read correctly.) The chief investment officer of TCW offered his market outlook to CNBC.

  • Defense technology and defense information tech are two areas investors want to be in right now, according to Alex Hamilton, senior managing director at Jesup & Lamont.