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  • Investor Guide 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    With the U.S. economy in recovery mode and Europe’s debt crisis easing, at least for now,  debt remains a big issue for American consumers and corporations, and the government.

  • The average U.S. price of gasoline jumped 18 cents a gallon in the past two weeks due to rising costs of crude oil and related concerns about tensions in the Middle East, although supplies of fuel remained plentiful in most of the country, according to the Lundberg Survey. The national average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $3.69 on Feb. 24, according to the nationwide survey of gasoline stations. To capitalize on the higher gas price, CNBC’s Jim Cramer says oil and gas drilling c

    Given the continued shift to oil, Cramer thinks select oil and gas names can be bought on dips. Check out his preferred plays.

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  • NYSE Trader on the floor

    Trader Talk with Bob Pisani provides a dynamic look at the reasons for the day’s actions on Wall Street.

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    Your daily guide to events and trends that drive the financial markets.

  • You'll find stock picks, news about publicly-traded companies, commodities, hot sectors, ETFs and the latest options action.

  • CNBC's market specialists dig deep into Wall Street’s daily metrics, crunching the numbers to help you become smarter about the market so that you can make better investment decisions.

  • Take control of your money and your life!  Renowned financial author and Til Debt Do Us part host Gail Vaz-Oxlade takes a tough-love approach to helping couples in a financial crisis to face reality.How can you get out of debt and back on the road to recovery?  Click to see Gail’s 10 Tips To Get Out of Debt.  Saturdays at 10p ET on CNBC

    How can you get out of debt and back on the road to recovery?Click to see renowned financial author and Til Debt Do Us Part host Gail Vaz-Oxlade's 10 Tips To Get Out of Debt.

  • It’s easy to become a victim of an investor scam, as news headlines have shown for the past two years.  Criminals follow the latest market trends and find weaknesses to lure victims.  According to the , senior citizens are the No. 1 target for fraud, while baby boomers are second.  In 2008, the FBI estimated $40 billion was lost to securities and commodities fraud.So how can you protect yourself from being scammed? Click ahead to see which investment vehicles are ranked high for fraud and get ti

    How can you protect yourself from being scammed? Click to see which investment vehicles are ranked high for fraud and get tips to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

  • In challenging economic times, people look for different ways to save money and clean up their finances. It pays to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions about budgeting, investing, and other aspects of your finances. While the biggest savings come from limiting your spending to the cash in your wallet, the trick is to set reasonable goals. Simple steps like paying off your credit card balance each month to increasing your contribution to your retirement account, are attainabl

    You may be surprised how quickly these 10 simple changes can add up to real money in your pocket.

  • Warren Buffett

    Here are the 15 publicly traded stocks, by value, that are the biggest holdings of Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Investors are reassured — and companies consider it a point of pride — when executives note an uninterrupted track record for raising dividends. Dividend payments also offer investors a cushion on their investment, increasing the overall returns of the stock. Historically, dividend payments have accounted for more than 40 percent of the S&P 500’s total returns. In the S&P 500, approximately 6 percent of companies have raised their dividend for at least 15 consecutive years or more, based on data

    Historically, dividend payments have accounted for more than 40 percent of the S&P 500’s total returns. Here are the top companies with 15 years or more of consecutive dividend increases.

  • The U.S. housing market has shown strong signs of bottoming and could soon turn around, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said, at least if recent housing data and bullish comments from prominent businessmen are any indicator.Take pending home sales, for example, which recently hit its highest level in 19 months. The National Association of Realtors’ existing home sales index rose by 7.3 percent from October to November, even though industry experts had only expected an increase of just 1 percent.Mean

    To play the potential housing turn around, Cramer doesn’t recommend buying homebuilder stocks. Read on for his preferred plays.

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    Why are commercial banks and the federal government asking so many Americans to take out new mortgages with much more favorable terms?  Fees, votes, and politics.


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