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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as the commodities and materials sectors got a boost from rising commodities prices. Stocks got off to a weak start after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as the commodities and materials sectors got a boost from rising commodities prices. Stocks got off to a weak start after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

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    The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates at a record low this week. The big question is whether Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will hint about when they will reverse course and start boosting rates.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks index futures continued to move lower Tuesday after wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed at a 14-month high Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market — and investors' appetite for risk.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened slightly positive Monday as investors grew less jittery about the situation in Dubai and a big merger deal helped juice the energy sector.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Monday as investors cheered news that Abu Dhabi would provide $10 billion of surprise aid to neighbor Dubai.

  • There’s more good news on the economic recovery that everybody loves to hate. Following a 1.1 percent rise in October, retail sales totally beat Wall Street estimates with a huge 1.3 percent gain in November

  • Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    While the economy continues to show signs of progress, the big question is whether those gains are sustainable, Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.  And until small businesses can start getting loans, the recovery will be difficult to gauge, he added.

  • Wealth In America Report

    Americans remain pessimistic about the economy and have little trust in Washington's economic leadership— despite $1.5 trillion in federal spending on stimulus and bailouts, a new CNBC "Wealth in America Report" finds.

  • Markets have been reacting to the U.S. dollar’s movements—when the greenback is weaker, stocks go higher. Will this inverse trend hold going forward and what does it mean for markets? Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company, and Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, discussed their outlooks.

  • CNBC surveyed more than 800 Americans to get their take on the economy, the stock market, housing, jobs, holiday spending, and the performance of President Obama and Congress. Now it's your turn. Share your opinion and tell us how you feel.

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    Want some proof that the economy is not yet on solid ground? Look closely at the retail sector. Olivier Garret, CEO Of investment consulting firm Casey Research, takes a look at employment trends, the consumer and the economy.

  • Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (L), talks with Elizabeth Warren, Chair of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel

    The head of the watchdog panel for TARP told CNBC that the bailout fund is not intended for job-creation program.

  • President Obama outlined steps to "generate the greatest number of jobs" and stimulate the economy, including aid to small business, consumer rebates for energy efficient products and more infrastructure spending.

  • Meredith Whitney

    The government is running out of ways to help the economy as the US faces major issues regarding credit and employment ahead, banking analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero in 2010, but longer-term rates will gradually tick higher because of supply and demand, Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO, told CNBC Monday.

  • Downtown, Allentown, Pennsylvania

    President Obama kicked off his jobs listening tour this morning in Allentown, Pa., by hearing from residents of this struggling region, once the seat of the nation's steel industry.

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    With investors anxiously waiting the release of the nonfarm payrolls data for November, analysts warn that unemployment is likely to rise for a while longer.