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    The weakened American consumer is likely to stay that way for a very long time, some economists say.

  • Strong third-quarter earnings could be a "positive catalyst" on a U.S. stock market that has been plagued by uncertainty, Eugene Peroni, Advisor Asset Management senior vice president, told CNBC.

  • Investors who have an 18-months or longer time horizon should consider buying Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, one analyst said.

  • Fast Money Web Extra: HPQ

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments, and Wednesday they take a look at Hewlett-Packard.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Worries about a global economic slowdown choked this week’s risk rally and puts the focus on Thursday’s U.S. economic reports as well as developments in Europe.

  • The California Public Employees Retirement System is as worried as any investor about the uncertainty in the U.S. and Europe. That's why Calpers, as it is known, is a "longterm trader" that has cut its equity allocation in its portfolio to about 4 percent, Joe Dear told CNBC Wednesday.

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    As of Tuesday, three analysts covered Imperial Holdings' stock and rated it a "buy" or "strong buy" according to the website, Starmine. Wednesday, the downgrades began.

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    Ten companies on the benchmark S&P 500 Index in the health-care and aerospace and defense industry have gained as much as 61 percent this year as the third quarter played host to a tumultuous 2011 for the stock market, reports TheStreet.com.

  • Apple won't lose any sleep from Amazon's entry into the tablet computer market, but the new "Fire" tablet may put a spark into the online company's stock, Citigroup Internet analyst Mark Mahaney told CNBC.

  • To come out ahead in a choppy market, investors should avoid piling into cash and focus instead of valuation, one strategist told CNBC.

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    Unusual options activity today in a single stock of a Florida financial company preceded news reports of a trading halt and an FBI raid. The stock is Imperial Holdings, a company that went public in February of this year.

  • Joel Greenblatt's "magic formula" for investing is to buy shares of good companies that are very cheap right now.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

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

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    Amazon, Apple and Oracle should offer investors some relief from the gathering economic gloom over the next few months, say analysts, pointing to the companies' downturn-busting credentials, according to a report from TheStreet.

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    Global IPOs are having their worst quarter since the second quarter of 2009, according to data from Renaissance Capital, one of the top providers of research on initial public offerings.

  • It's still an open question whether stocks are heading into an extended bear market or if the severe pullback this summer from the highs in late April is a just correction phase in a larger bullish pattern.

  • Fast Money Web Extra: Netflix

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

  • Netflix reportedly struck a streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation. But can the studio behind family hits like "Shrek" and "Madagascar" make up for the potential loss of Liberty Starz content?

  • Although one analyst has lowered the price target for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, he is keeping his 'outperform' rating on the stocks due to their historically low valuations.

  • Boeing's plan to produce 10 Dreamliner wide-bodied airplanes a month through 2013 is "going to be a stretch," Citigroup defense analyst Jason Gursky told CNBC.