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  • Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Protect yourself from scandals and extenuating circumstances like those that ruined every (HPQ) holder's summer weekend. CEO's should never become bigger than the institutions they lead and we are seeing again why.

  • The practices that consumers have adopted in response to the economic crisis ultimately could...make them happier. New studies of consumption and happiness show, for instance, that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of material objects, when they relish what they plan to buy long before they buy it, and when they stop trying to outdo the Joneses.

  • Stocks fell sharply on Friday after the monthly US emplyment report showed more jobs were lost in July than expected. Stuart Freeman, chief equity analyst at Wells Fargo Advisors, and Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, discussed their insights.

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    This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the executives and entrepreneurs here, who say improving employment is their #1 priority.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • With P&G results suggesting the consumer remains challenged, how should you trade Walmart ahead of earnings on August 17th?

  • Can the market possibly continue to climb when P&G, Colgate and other giants suggest the consumer is cutting back?

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    Hersh Cohen, the manager of Legg Mason ClearBridge Equity Income, who has been investing in dividend stocks for four decades, is finding some of the biggest bargains of his career.

  • Stocks kicked off August with a rally, snapping a three-day losing streak, after a better-than-expected manufacturing reading and some strong bank earnings out of Europe. The Dow jumped 2%.

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    As summer comes to an end and students go back to school, the retail industry is preparing for its first big test of the fall semester—picking the right price.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 rose more than 1.5 percent Monday, with both indexes hitting a 10-week high, boosted by energy and materials. But RIM and Walmart fell.

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    Most people consider Warren Buffett a value investor, but his methods aren't so simple. His style has evolved over the years and incorporated strategies of growth investing. To earn high returns as Buffett has, an investor needs to go beyond price-to-earnings ratios or other metrics commonly followed by value investors.  A report from TheStreet.

  • Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade, where the traders give you the best plays for Thursday.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.

  • Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.

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    Consumer spending is likely to remain depressed possibly into December, as worries persist about jobs and income, Ken Goldstein, chief economist of the Conference Board told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.

  • With markets higher for three straight trading sessions, is this a summer rally and should investors put their trust in it? Ned Riley, CEO of Riley Asset Management, and Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, discussed their outlooks and best plays.

  • U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of a strong close for Wall Street Friday and ahead of fresh data on the housing sector.