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    Anti-Wall Street protesters up and down the West Coast are joining an effort to blockade some of the nation's busiest ports from Anchorage to San Diego.

  • PetroChina is not a common target for option traders, but bulls were piling into the name at the end of last week.

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    After being whipped around for weeks by developments in Europe, markets may turn their attention to the U.S. economy and the Fed meeting.

  • Diamond Foods shares were up more than 45 percent in Friday afternoon trading, after Keybanc Capital Markets released a positive report on the packaged food company.

  • It's a global economy, and no matter what happens in Europe the U.S. economy is looking at a first-quarter stock selloff if earnings don't meet analyst expectations, said Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley's chief equities strategist.

  • Warren Buffett

    Fans of Warren Buffett may be tempted to follow his company's lead and load up on alternative energy at this time. Taking into consideration the current market environment, however, this is one Buffett play conservative investors might want to monitor from the sidelines.

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    The Auer Growth Fund has three strict criteria in its selection process. TheStreet.com details these criteria and five stocks that are representative of the fund.

  • A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    A rough year for the initial public offering market may end with a bang, as companies rush to get their offerings out the door before the holidays.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    Investors await the final outcome of the European leaders' summit with lowered expectations, after Thursday's stream of disappointments out of Europe rattled markets.

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    Working Americans are now getting the smallest slice of the income pie on record — which, combined with high unemployment, could be behind the slow speed of the economic recovery.

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    Based on the findings of hedge fund manager Jim Chanos and other experts, it seems that some sort of economic disruption, fueled by a collapse in the real estate market, is almost inevitable in China, according to TheStreet.com.

  • Investment managers have herded Americans into dividend-paying stocks and Treasurys as Europe's debt crisis grips the world. Mark Schultz, in contrast, says now's the time to take advantage of the low prices of companies with plenty of room to grow.

  • Reed Hastings | CEO Netflix

    A month or so ago, after Netflix delivered a dreary outlook, I wrote a piece headlined, “In Praise of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.” Then last week he made comments about competition. All I could think—is he kidding?

  • Gold

    Don't be surprised if gold falls to $1,700, according to some traders. When it comes to what markets wanted to hear from the European Central Bank it was all about money printing.

  • Mario Draghi

    ECB President Mario Draghi has almost completely closed-off the prospect of aggressive bond buying from the European Central Bank or the prospect of quantitative easing.

  • The two leaders are meeting in an attempt to align their positions on the Euro Zone, in what will be a crucial week which will see a variety of meetings involving the ECB and European leaders ahead of the EU summit to be held in Brussells on Friday.

    Analysts see little chance investors will gets what's on their wish list from the EU this week, but European leaders will probably muddle through by providing enough of a framework towards a solution to their sovereign crisis to at least temporarily appease markets.

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    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • With investors expected to stay cautious for the foreseeable future, analysts are bullish on businesses with predictable revenue streams and growth.

  • After a horrible September, the markets delivered a glorious October, only to have the goblins ruin November, which turned out to be a big turkey. So will we see a Santa Claus Rally at the end of the year? And if so, what stocks should we be buying here?

  • JCPenney's plan to take a $38.5 million stake in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is "one of the first cards played in what will be a full hand of moves" by Chief Executive Ron Johnson, "to change the perception of the JCPenney brand," said Piper Jaffray retail analyst Jeff Klinefelter.