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  • The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow up more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading, as Wall Street cheered the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Wall Street looked set to rally on Monday after the Treasury's decision to take over ailing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with investors reading the move as a sign that the housing market's troubles were over.

  • Patrick Cunningham of Manning & Napier says your best buys now are big-cap stocks. He might know: his 5-star Manning & Napier Pro-Blend fund is up 10.15 percent over the past five years.

  • With oil prices sliding but the dollar rally unsteady, where will gold go? Dawn Bennett of Bennett Group Financial Services and Mike O'Rourke of BTIG Bass Trading gave CNBC their insights into precious metal.

  • Buy into the bear, say Jim O'Shaughnessy and Fritz Meyer. The strategists offered CNBC their insights and sector plays.

  • There are homebuilder strategies for savvy investors, says Randy Frederick. The director of derivatives at Charles Schwab gave his plays for the sector now.

  • Commodities are unwinding -- but Bob Richards, Longbow Research analyst, says steel stocks are only going to get stronger. "There are systemic reasons for prices to stay high," Richards assured investors.

  • The options market is looking at mining equipment makers, cell phone equipment outfits, and the semiconductor sector, Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Thursday morning.

  • Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.  All three major indexes had been negative for most of the day, but the Dow tip-toed over the line at the last minute, helped by a 5% gain in GM.

  • Formula Capital's James Altucher says investors look at companies involved in Chinese travel: "This is still an economy that's growing 10 percent a year."

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and rain on the post-Gustav rally.

  • Let others go after the extremes: RidgeWorth's Don Wordell is a mid-cap manager, and his 4-star RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Fund is up an average of 12.14 percent per year over the last five years.

  • The dollar is stronger, oil prices are dropping. So what's the commodity play now? Giles Keating, global head of research at Credit Suisse, has two answers. Watch the video for Keating's strategy.

  • Jim Hardesty sees the glass more than half full. The strategist-economist of Hardesty Capital Management expects recovery -- and he has a few carefully-chosen stock picks.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and sabotage the post-Gustav rally.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday after the previous session's post-Gustav rally fizzled out.

  • Stocks finished lower Tuesday as weakness in technology stocks sucked the air out the earlier  rally inspired by oil's drop and the dollar's surge.

  • Stocks came charging out of the gate, inspired by oil's drop and the dollar's surge, but weakness in technology stocks sucked the air out of the rally.