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For investors who rely on income from their investments or become anxious when the stock market zigs and zags with little predictability, there’s a solution. It’s called hedging against risk. Basically, this means strategically using investments alongside stocks to offset your portfolio’s potential losses in volatile stocks. “You might not gain anything in a down …

Soda sales: a slippery slope

Americans are losing their thirst for diet soda and that’s presenting big challenges for big brands.

Market Monitor: Chris Bertelsen

Our Market Monitor has a list of stocks he says could see double digit returns over the next year.

Will earnings disappoint

How weak will corporate earnings be and what does it mean for investors?

Economic growth disappoints

The U.S. economy grew at just 2.2% last quarter, but there’s another number within the report that has investors concerned.

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Tonight: The U.S. economy grew at just 2.2% last quarter but there’s another number within the report that has investors concerned.

Nightly Business Report — March 27, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. The U.S. economy grew at just 2.2% last quarter but there’s another number within the report that has investors concerned. And, our Market Monitor has a list of stocks he says could see double digit returns over the next year.

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Despite four-straight down trading days, longtime stock bull Jeremy Siegel said Friday he feels more relaxed about the prospects for stocks than he did two weeks ago. The last time the Wharton school finance professor was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” a week before the Federal Reserve’s mid-March meeting, he said stocks may be in for …

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Investors worried about a major downturn in the stock market can rest a little easier, the chief investment strategist at Strategas Research Partners said Friday on the heels of a four-day selloff in U.S. stocks. “You have time. If you’re looking for the big one, I think you have another year, two years. This might …

GOP congress and the economy

Productivity must improve if the U.S. recovery and the six-year bull market is going to continue, Wells Capital Management’s Jim Paulsen said Friday. “Most post-war bull markets have been associated with better-than-average productivity growth. This has not been one of those,” Wells’ chief investment strategist said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “If we don’t get that, …

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Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the risks to the market and what investors need to be aware of. And, what the decline in transports could be saying about the health of the economy.

Nightly Business Report — March 26, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the risks to the market and what investors need to be aware of.   And, what the decline in transports could be saying about the health of the economy.

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Home prices are rising at a fast clip again, which is bringing house flippers back to the market. Just like during the housing boom, they are buying distressed properties, doing quick rehabs and selling them for a fast profit. Unlike during the boom, however, some of these flippers can’t get mortgages to ply their trade. …

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Something highly unusual, and potentially quite bearish, has just happened to the stock market. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed at the lows of the day in three-straight sessions. It is rare for stocks to close at the dead lows on any given day. Until Monday, it only happened once this year, …

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Despite recent soft data, the U.S. house building market will recover to its former glory at a slow and steady pace, according to the chief financial officer of the world’s largest brick maker. The U.S. Commerce Department reported last week that housing starts in the country had fallen to their lowest level in a year …