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Stocks Sears Holdings Corp

  • Forget the traditional ways of generating investment ideas. Instead, let the crowd do it for you. From hedge funds to individual investors, scores of market participants are turning to social media to figure out which stocks are worth watching.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, after yields in an auction of short-term Italian debt halved, indicated increased investor appetite for the debt.

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    A fear trade on market volatility, with Jon Najarian, OptionMONSTER.com.

  • Winners & Losers on Sears Stumble

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including the 27% drop in Sears' shares on Tuesday, and how to play it, with Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst. Also, buying Whirlpool on the dip, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Don't think that everything is the same, that stocks only move in tandem up or down. True, correlations are unusually high, but even in a space like retail there are plenty of winners and losers.

  • Stocks finished flat in a thin, lackluster session Tuesday as investors took a breather following a strong rally in the previous week.

  • Sears

    Vendors who loan to retail suppliers of Sears are already starting to pull back and could distance themselves further from the company if things don't change soon.

  • At some point, no one is a long-term holder. The long-term buy and hold investors are not as willing to buy and hold as they used to be.

  • Sears' decision to close up to 120 Kmart stores shows a retailer struggling to draw shoppers at a time of increasing competition, Credit Suisse retail analyst Gary Balter told CNBC.

  • Sears

    Sears Holdings' announcement that it will close between 100 and 120 locations should not really be a surprise. Since the combination of Sears and Kmart, management has focused on everything BUT the most important item: the customer. Stock buybacks and cost cutting have ruled while Target, Kohl's and Wal-Mart have focused on sprucing up stores and grabbing a larger share of the consumer wallet.

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    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders weigh in on news of Sears planning to close 100-120 Kmart stores due to slowed retail sales this holiday season, Apple's new and improved iPad 3, with Paul Swinand, Morningstar, Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray.

  • Sears to Shut Down 120 Kmarts

    Insight on what is next for Sears Holdings, as it plans to close down 120 Kmart stores, with Gary Balter, Credit Suisse retail analyst.

  • Futures edged lower Tuesday after the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index showed a broad-based decline in the fourth quarter.

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    Traders will be watching Italy as it auctions a series of three-, seven-, nine-, and 10-year government bonds this week, totaling about 7.5 billion to 8.5 billion euros ($9.8 billion to $11 billion).

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    Building a house is a mysterious process that is mostly left to professionals. But for some homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling, a prefabricated home holds appeal.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells reports on which companies are using layaway programs and and what it indicates about the U.S. economy.

  • First Solar headquarters

    First Solar, one of the most consistently shorted stocks in the S&P 500 Index, is on track to close 2011 with a loss of 75 percent.

  • 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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    With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.

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    TheStreet.com details a handful of U.S. equity mutual funds, each with more than $2 billion in assets, that have sunk to the bottom rungs of the performance ladder in their fund category in 2011.