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  • Considering stocks are trading near 18-month highs should you run for the exits or hold your breath and buy?

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after a disappointing new-home sales report, but didn't add much to its losses. Stocks started the day lower after Portugal's credit rating was downgraded, accelerating jitters about European debt problems.

  • When it comes to China, American business should pay more attention to the the Rio Tinto trial than the Google fight, according to the business icon.

  • Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.

  • US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.

  • While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.

  • Large-cap stocks have been mostly undervalued relative to small caps and so there are still chances for investors to get in, said Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management. She discussed her best plays.

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about commodities, BlackRock and more. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Is Congress about to significantly change the powers of the Federal Reserve?

  • The luck of the Irish has rubbed off on the Dow today, as the Industrial Average is not only trading up for the seventh consecutive day, but it is also trading at an 18-month high.

  • The fear of not owning stocks is all that matters right now, says veteran trader Gary Kaminsky. How should you position yourself?

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    The Dow rose for a seventh straight day Wednesday as a renewed pledge from the Fed for low rates and a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the market's momentum.

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  • The Fed came out Tuesday, and in five short paragraphs suggested that the easy money trades are still on. What’s your next move?

  • Stocks picked up again in the final hour of trading after the Federal Reserve said it would continue to keep interest rates low for "an extended period."

  • Edgy investors spent Tuesday afternoon waiting anxiously for a statement from the Fed that's expected to remain unchanged. Will the status quo drive stocks higher?

  • The VIX (CBOE Market Volatility Index) is hovering near its 2-year lows. Does this mean smooth sailing ahead — or dangerous complacency? Paul Britton, founder and chief executive of the Capstone Holdings Group, foresees a "huge event coming up." He offered CNBC his stock market outlook.

  • Stock futures Tuesday were a couple points higher ahead of the Fed meeting. An informal survey of stock traders indicate that no one is expecting a dramatic change in wording or rates. Most feel that unemployment will stay in the 9 percent range, that inflation will remain in the 1 to (at most) 2 percent range in 2010, and that none of this warrants rate increases before late in the year.

  • Stock index futures remained true to recent form before the bell Tuesday, little changed compared with fair value ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.