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  • This weekend, the US House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform and now awaits a version from the Senate.  The debate has been heating up since earlier this summer when President Obama was pushing for legislation before the summer recess.  Here are the biggest S&P Health Care gainers and losers over while the debate has waged on.

  • Wall Street opens the new trading week coming off its best weekly performance in a month, with U.S. stock index futures pointing to a modestly positive opening Monday.

  • Stocks bounced around Friday as investors juggled a disappointing jobs report and some analyst upgrades. Still, all three major indexes were on track to post gains for the week.

  • What's the correlation between jobs and the market? Is it a scary trend when stocks are going up as the jobless rate hits its highest point since 1983?

  • On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.

  • The Fast Money crew likes Wal-Mart, even more so after a recent breakout from a triangle formation — a very bullish indicator for the retailer.

  • Stocks bounced around Friday as investors juggled a disappointing jobs report and some analyst upgrades.

  • Which has happened more often - the Yankees winning the World Series or the Dow crossing above 10,000?

  • There's little doubt about what investors are focused on this morning: the October employment report, set for release at 8:30 am New York time.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 190,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate rose to 10.2%, the highest unemployment rate since April 1983.  The August and September numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • The current market rally will stop in the next few days, a correction of at least 3 weeks will follow, but stocks will rebound and finish high in 2010, independent trader Bill McLaren said Friday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Thursday after a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims — an encouraging sign ahead of tomorrow's jobs report.

  • Chartologists, including Greg Troccoli, are seeing a head-and-shoulders formation taking hold on the S&P today. Is it signaling a market reversal?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors during a choppy week of trading.

  • The major averages are coming off their second consecutive mixed sessions, with a late selloff Wednesday wiping out what had been strong gains.

  • In extended trade shares of Cisco popped as much as 4% after the company beat Street estimates. But is it enough to spark a rally?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.

  • Gold hit another new record high this morning and was up over 1092 for the first time as the dollar fell.  The move represents a ~0.5% for the day and a ~20% gain for the past 6 months.  By comparison, gold's move is still far from where it was in 1979 - 1980.