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Turnaround for JC Penney?

Will the retailer's new prototype store put the company on the rebound? Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, weighs in.


There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.

Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui

Global investors are finally taking note of the attractive opportunities generated by Mexican entrepreneurs and startups.

Retailers: Canary in the Coal Mine?

David Abella, Rochdale Investment Management analyst, and Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors president, provide perspective on Europe's retail slowdown and its impact on U.S. retailers.

Apple Smashes Another Milestone

Can Apple chart its way beyond the $700 mark? Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst, explains why he has a "buy" rating on the stock and $900 price target.

Best Bet on Football Foods

A look at which snack and beverage companies are set to profit from this season's NFL games, with Bill Schmitz, Deutsche Bank senior analyst; and Jonathan Feeney Janney Montgomery Scott analyst.

FedEx Warns Economy is Worsening

Does the shipping giant's lower forecast indicate a worsening global economy? Brandon Oglenski, Barclays, and Jim Corridore, S&P Capital IQ, weigh in.


A look at key facts and figures about the Mexican economy.

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

With competition from Latin American hot spots, a decline in visitors since the recession, and a drug war image problem, Mexico tourism has suffered lately.

Stock Exchange Building, Mexico City

U.S. investors who've been cringing over the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets the past few years might have looked closer to home for an emerging market.

Puerto Aventuras Homes Villas, Casa Delfines

Mexico is doing its best to target investors for its real estate market. Even with drug violence, analysts say opportunities are good for foreign investment.

Mexico City, Mexico

Long considered a second cousin to its northern neighbor — not to mention a source of illegal immigration and drug violence — Mexico is underrated in the global economy.

A worker solders components at the Suntron de Mexico assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

With lower shipping costs and competitive wages, Mexico is booming, attracting foreign investment from firms that supply North America — a concept known as nearshoring.

Mexican Pesos

Investors looking to sample Mexico will find a limited number of ADRs, but many open-ended mutual funds and exchange traded funds.

Incoming Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto.

The agenda of incoming Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto has profound implications for Latin America’s second largest economy. But no industry stands to be potentially transformed the way energy does.

Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge  —  the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.

FedEx Beats Estimates, Raises Rates

Christian Wetherbee, Citi analyst, breaks down the shipping company's Q1 earnings beat of $1.45 vs. $1.40 est. on revenues of $10.79 billion, and discusses what the numbers indicate about the health of the economy.

Best Homebuilder Buys

Will homebuilders continue to surge after the recent pullback? Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets analyst, and Megan McGrath, MKM Partners analyst, weigh in with the best stock plays.

Markets Due for Post-Fed Pullback?

David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, explains why he expects a 5-10 percent pullback in the S&P in the very near term.

Disney's Magic Carpet Ride on Wall Street

Disney's shares hitting another record high on Friday morning. Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets analyst, and Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, discuss the company's money-making movie magic.

Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

Will iPhone 5 Push Apple Above $700?

Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, discusses the impact of Apple's new products on its stock price.

Home Builders on Fire, Facebook Bounces

The Housing Index is at its highest level since April 2008. Meanwhile Facebook gets a bounce on Zuckerberg's speech yesterday, with the FMHR team, and Robert Peck, CoRise president.

Apple to Hit $1,650 by 2015: Analyst

Is Apple ripe for your portfolio? Brian Marshal ISI Group tech analyst explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple and a $710 target price; while Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital analyst sees the stock going to $1,650 a share by the end of 2015.

Apple is a Cheap Stock: Analyst

Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets analyst, explain why he has a "buy' on Apple stock and a price target of $1,111 a share.

Apple: Waiting on iPhone 5

Trading Apple ahead of its big event, with the FMHR traders.

Is McDonald's Bouncing Back?

Jim Yin, S&P Capital IQ analyst, and R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, break down the same store sales numbers for McDonald's, and discuss the outlook on the company, despite higher food prices.

Making the Right Call on Finance: Analyst

Mike Mayo, bank analyst at CLSA, shares his thoughts on breaking up the big banks, and reveals his call on Morgan Stanley and bank stocks.

Citi Analyst Predicts Worst 3Q Ever in PC History

Everywhere you look, PC data points are bad, Citigroup semiconductor analyst Glen Yeung told CNBC on Friday.

Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

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