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  • In the new year, hope for yield hunters returns as companies rewarded for paying higher dividends begin to pressure those that don't, David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors' chief investment officer told CNBC.

  • GOP Candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney

    Today's trends become tomorrow's realities. And while trends are intriguing to learn about for their own sake, they should abe an important component of your strategic thinking and planning for your small business as you head into 2012.

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    The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

  • Although one fund manager said he does not think equity prospects look particularly encouraging, he is finding value in an industry he formerly shied away from — technology.

  • Crystal ball predictions

    Europe's Saxo Bank has released the annual list of its 10 most outrageous predictions for 2012. The predictions include Apple's stock price getting cut in half, a dark-horse candidate getting elected as U.S. president and Australia suddenly falling into a recession.

  • Stocks moved lower Wednesday as an aggressive move from the European Central Bank to stem the sovereign debt crisis raised questions about just how much more will need to be done.

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    Software giant Microsoft will attend next month's International Consumer Electronics Show, which gathered nearly 150,000 people this year, for the last time. 

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the European Central Bank (ECB) offered 489.2 billion euros ($643.8 billion) in an auction of three-year loans, much higher than estimated, with a total of 523 bidders.

  • In this current "muddle-through world," the best stocks to own are those that have the free cash flow to increase their dividends, BlackRock's Bob Doll told CNBC Monday.

  • Consensus among investors says that European gridlock caused a flat performance in U.S. stocks this year. Late next year, however, things will turn around with or without a clear sign of economic upturn in Europe, says Joseph Duran, CEO of wealth-management firm United Capital.

  • Stocks entered the final hour of the week mixed, with the Dow weaker on pressure from IBM and investors weighing the significance of yet another ratings agency warning on debt.

  • Toys ‘R Us Chairman and CEO Gerald Storch said he expects the days leading up to Christmas will be “big days” for the retailer.

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  • “Fast Money” pros were upbeat on Microsoft despite one analyst’s lukewarm outlook.

  • Wall Street sold off sharply in the final hour of trade after the Federal Reserve delivered little hope that it would turn on the easing spigots anytime soon and as a formerly rosy holiday retail season suddenly turned gloomy.

  • "We get rumors Netflix is going to be acquired every month. It’s either Amazon or Microsoft or Verizon or somebody else," said Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson.

  • New signs of trouble for the PC market, a new boss for Microsoft's phone division, and new signs that the first half of 2012 may be tough for tech.

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    Taxi cabs get a serious challenger, Flipboard gets an iPhone app, and developers get a bigger cut of the revenues from Microsoft's upcoming app store. Let's take a look at what's driving the sector today.

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  • Does the market seem almost schizophrenic to you? One day euphoria sends stocks surging, then the very next day fear sends investors running for the exits. Sick of it? We are, too. Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the Fast Money gang, as well as other top money pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow. So, what are the traders’ top buy-and-hold picks? Click ahead to find out!

    Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the "Fast Money" gang, as well as other top trading pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow.