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The United States is suddenly competing for influence over its most stalwart ally in the Middle East, the Global Post reports.

Handset Wars

Rakesh Agrawal, reDesign Mobile editor, offers insight on Nokia. The stock has been slaughtered over the past week -- down 10 percent, though it's up today.

UBS Upgrades Time Warner to Buy

Discussing today's top analyst calls, including Deutsche Bank's upgrade of Williams Sonoma and Credit Suisse's downgrade of Cliffs Natural, with Scott Freeze, Street One Financial president.

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Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.

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Enough of the Fed’s quantitative easing and ever-declining Treasury yields. There are decent fixed income options out there, if you're starving for yield.

Couple looking at their home damaged by a tornado.

Most Americans assume that their property insurance covers the full replacement cost of their home. Not necessarily. Check out these dos and don'ts.

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Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.

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With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

Facebook CEO Won't Sell Stock For a Year

Is Facebook still falling? Evan Wilson, Pacific Crest Securities analyst, and Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, weigh in with the trade on the social networking company.

The Bearish Case for Oil

Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank analyst, explains his bearish call on global oil.

Back-to-School Boosts Retailers

Strong back-to-school sale numbers is the main reason retailers posted gains in August. Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley retail analyst, weighs in.

Amazon's Battle in the 'Cloud'

Benjamin Schachter, Macquarie Securities analyst, explains why Amazon's cloud computing web services division could be far ahead of Microsoft and Google. CNBC's Herb Greenberg weighs in.

Hurricane Isaac's Impact on Shippers

"We don't really expect [Hurricane Isaac] to have any impact on shipping rates, or shipping stocks over the next few days," says Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse senior research analyst.

Dunkin Donuts

Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

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The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.

Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

An underdeveloped ear of corn lays amongst corn plants damaged by extreme heat and drought conditions in a field in Carmi, Illinois.

As the U.S. drought continues and global grain prices soar, G20 leaders are considering an emergency meeting at the end of August to consider what measures to take to combat the growing food crisis.  But the surge in corn, soy and wheat prices could also lead to some benefits for the agricultural sector and an opportunity for investors, according to one fund manager.

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China’s spectacular performance at the London Olympic Games while brining cheer to its fans has done little to boost the prospects of its sportswear firms back home, which have been struggling to grow their share of the $19 billion sportswear market.

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The weak Indian rupee has impacted earning s at Standard Chartered Bank and India needs to exercise some “fiscal control” with regards to the currency, Jaspal Bindra, CEO Asia for Standard Chartered, said on Thursday.

Bank Metallic Sign

As European banks continue to pull back in Asia, reeling under the debt crisis back home, regional banks are filling in the gap by buying their assets and increasing lending, say analysts.

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If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Will Apple Disappoint on Tuesday?

A preview of Apple's earnings next week and a look at how the tech giant stacks up against its competitors, with Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein analyst.

Menu of Earnings from Restaurant Stocks

John Glass, Morgan Stanley analyst, provides an outlook on restaurant stocks, amid a slew of earnings and discusses what the numbers indicate about the health of the U.S economy and consumers.

Time to 'Click' Google's Uptick?

Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, breaks down the better-than-expected Q2 numbers on the tech giant and explains why he has a "buy" rating on the stock and a price target of $730 per share.

Is it Time to Buy Microsoft?

Ed Maguire, Credit Agricole analyst, explains why Microsoft presents a buying opportunity, despite reporting its first quarterly loss as a public company.

Avoid Money Center Banks After MS Miss?

The FMHR traders have the play in financials, on the heels of Morgan Stanley's earnings miss, with Doug Sipkin, Susquehanna analyst. Also, the trade on the spike in tech stocks.

IBM Misses Revenue Estimates

Brian Marshall of ISI Group, weighs in on how to trade tech names like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

Jim Chanos: HPQ Is a 'Value Trap'

Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos is shorting Hewlett-Packard, but is this a good move? Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee analyst, shares his opinions. "Right now, HP is arguably not well run; we think it's fixable," he says.

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Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.