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  • As Apple courts business customers for its iPhone, what's the best smartphone play now? Tavis McCourt of Morgan Keegan and Jim Suva of Citigroup weighed in with their top handset stocks.

  • Jim Huguet, president and co-CEO of Huguet Associates, said diversifying is the way to go. He sees growth opportunities in a variety of sectors despite the economic slowdown.

  • The developments at Lehman Brothers are making the options market swirl in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Of all the places to put money to work in Europe, the pharmaceutical sector is the most promising, a technical analyst told CNBC Thursday.

  • If history is any guide, the FTSE may be in for a bull run as the index seems to have largely ignored the bad news over the past two months, market historian David Schwartz told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • Investors should start positioning their portfolios ahead of the expected rebound in economic activity, Michael Yoshikami, founder, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors said Wednesday.

  • Paul Hickey is founder of Bespoke Investment Group, and the strong dollar has him looking for a powerful market rally.  He's come up with a list of stocks he thinks will be riding that rally.

  • The next president will likely make changes that could dramatically affect your portfolio. Tax changes are especially likely. Two financial professionals offer tips on how to create an election-proof portfolio.

  • Four-star fund manager Peter Klein says it's time for stock market investors to put some money into aerospace and defense.

  • Jan Lambregts, Asia head of research at Rabobank International, sees further dollar gains over the next 6- to 12-month horizon. He told CNBC exactly where he believes the euro/dollar and dollar/yen combinations will be.

  • "I very rarely like to make stock recommendations," hedge fund manager William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management told CNBC.  "I'll point out an 'interesting opportunity.'"

  • Stocks skidded Tuesday as worries about the housing and financial sectors came back with a vengeance. Lehman plunged 45 percent, dragging the S&P to its worst percentage decline since early 2007.

  • The Dow got a little bump at the opening bell but fell off the cliff into a triple-digit decline after pending-home sales dropped more than expected. Adding to the uncertainty in the market, Lehman Brothers  fell to its lowest level in a decade amid market buzz that the brokerage is going to be unable to raise the capital it needs.

  • Oil at $300?!  Charles Maxwell, Weeden & Co. senior energy analyst, told CNBC about the market forces that could push oil prices way, way above recent highs.

  • The Dow got a little bump at the opening bell but pared its gains after pending-home sales came fell more than expected. There had been little conviction in buying Tuesday as enthusiasm waned over the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and worries about the economy returned to the markets.

  • Telecom stocks: aye or nay? Two strategists offered CNBC their takes on telecommunications now.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street as enthusiasm waned over the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and worries about the economy returned to the markets.

  • A number of U.S. banks stand to gain after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dick Bove, analyst at Ladenburg Thalman & Co., told CNBC.

  • Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

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