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  • Doll Talks Equity Strategy

    Bob Doll, chief US equity strategist at BlackRock, explains where investors should put their money now.

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    Financial markets are likely to resume their high volatility in September despite the current period of relative calm, and are approaching "Lehman levels" of stress following the downgrade of the US  by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's, according to a new report from HSBC.

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    Global companies are increasingly shifting recruitment for highly-skilled jobs from older markets in Europe and the US to emerging economies in Asia, headhunters told CNBC, as a new wave of job cuts threatens the City and Wall Street.

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    When President Nixon went on his visit to China in 1972, he wouldn't have predicted that within 40 years the country would be urging the U.S. to adopt a more responsible fiscal policy.

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    With the 10-year Treasury yield reaching lows not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, some experts argue that a volatile economic climate with a recession is now likely.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • After the week just past, recession talk is on the rise. Here's how to trade a double dip, or a muddle through, using currencies.

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    The Swiss franc slumps, the yen powers on, and George Soros has some suggestions - time for your FX Fix.

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    The nation's two largest hot dog makers are taking their legal beefs Monday to federal court in Chicago, where a judge will determine whether Oscar Mayer or Ball Park franks broke false-advertising laws in their efforts to become top dog.

  • US Crisis Worse than 2008

    "2008 was more of a crisis of liquidity. This time is much more structurally worse, because we do not have much in the way of ammunition at the Fed," JJ Burns, president of JJ Burns and Co, told CNBC.

  • In a week like the one just ended, it's worth giving up some pleasure to avoid more pain, these strategists say.

  • From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!

  • President Obama plans to leave next week for vacation on Martha's Vineyard.  With all that is going on in the country and around the world, should he cancel his trip? Vote now.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Word on the Street

    Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders.

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    There are several things that can be done to help turn the market around, including leaders from Washington and around the world canceling their vacations to go back to work, Jim Cramer said Thursday.

  • Financial Crisis

    It feels eerily familiar: Stocks are plummeting. The economy is slowing. Politicians are scrambling to find solutions but are mired in disagreement, the New York Times reports.

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    The current market jitters are part of a long term bear market cycle which could last until 2020, an economist told CNBC Thursday.

  • "If you look at historic patterns, the sort of lows that we are reaching in terms of sentiment as opposed to market levels suggest that over the next three to six months we should see higher market levels," James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, told CNBC.

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    One strategist is warning investors not to increase exposure to stocks until the “real selling capitulation takes place" and gold and Swiss Franc begin to decline.