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Three Companies That Will...Soar on Holiday Sales

Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangerStocks.com, talks about three consumer companies that she says are set "to do very well this holiday season and see their stocks soar." She's full of good cheer about Sirius XM Radio, Zales and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Dow Dives 178 Points on Fears China May Hike Rates

The Dow tumbled Tuesday 178 points, or 1.6%, to close at 11,024 as part of a global sell-off in stocks fueled by further speculation that China will hike interest rates to fight inflation and renewed worries over the wobbly finances of Ireland, Portugal and Greece.

Three Companies That Are ... Sitting on Lots of Cash

Companies with lots of cash are in the best position to buy market share, make acquisitions and pay out dividends. Hilary Kramer says that is a key metric investors should be watching these days and she discusses why cash rich companies Cisco, Gilead and Teradyne are all good stocks to own.

The Market's Next Likely Catalyst: Holiday Sales

Beyond the next series of economic indicators, what really matters now is a strong holiday selling season. If it materializes, that could pole-vault the market to new highs, making 12,000 on the Dow by year-end well within reach.

Stocks Slump on China Rate Hike Fears

Stocks and commodities fell sharply Friday amid anxiety that China will hike interest rates to keep its economy from overheating. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 91 points. Gold and oil prices likewise plunged.

Three Companies That Are . . . Cutting Prices

Amazon, Volkswagen and a group of Florida real estate companies are drastically dropping the prices of some of their key products. In the video above, Douglas McIntyre reveals which products are getting the biggest price cuts. Could these cuts be a sign that deflation is at work? McIntyre does not believe that is the case.