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  • Finding Fed's Comfort Level     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:04 AM ET

    Alec Young, equity strategist, Standard & Poor's, and Joshua Feinman, chief economist, DB Advisors, discuss market valuations, targets, and the impact oil is having on the markets. Young believes oil would have to hit $200/barrel for it to impact the global recovery. Also, Feinman says it's events in the Middle East driving up oil prices and Fed actions wouldn't make much of a difference.

  • Five Things to Watch: Oil, Real Estate & More Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 6:39 PM ET

    Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, April 12.

  • New Egypt Violence Leaves Foreign Investors Nervous Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Sunday’s trade, the Egypt Stock Exchange lost 1.42%, and the coming few trading sessions are likely to reflect how worried the remaining foreign investors are about the renewed violence in Tahrir Square.

  • Money In Motion Web Extra     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:59 PM ET

    Web-only advice on currency trading and a look at the dollar vs. the yen and Swiss franc, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Chase.

  • Buying Blind     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:55 PM ET

    How to identify technical patterns that could make you money, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money File: What a Week for Euro     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:46 PM ET

    The plot thickens even more this weekend as European finance ministers meet to work out the terms of a rescue plan for Portugal. Brian Kelly, Kanundrum Capital, tells viewers why the Euro contagion was contained, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money In Motion, April 8, 2011     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    A weekly look at currency trading and how to profit from it, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold, silver and copper are likely headed Monday.

  • Market Outlook     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    Analysis of why everything isn't going down the chute, particularly given the headwinds faced by the market, with Andrew Kanaly, Kanaly Trust Company, and Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Funds.

  • Oil's Surge     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    A falling dollar, fires at oil fields in Libya, and Nigerian elections are combining to push up oil prices, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • The Oil Impact     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Fluctuations and uncertainty in the oil market make transports, and particularly the airline business, risky right now. Same with UPS and FedEx, says Daraius Irani, director of the Regional Economic Studies Institute, Towson University. Many companies will begin to add fuel surcharges.

  • Siegel: Master of the Market     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    The biggest concern is the price of oil, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Of less concern--for now, at least--is the deficit and a government shutdown. Fortunately, says Siegel, the economy is not as sensitive to rising oil as it was in the 70s. But if gas gets above $4, it's going to be a big problem. Also, the reason stocks are where they are right now? Earnings.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Egyptians Now Protest Against Mubarak Surrogates Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

  • Fires In Libya Push Oil     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Polls in Nigeria have closed and fires at Libyan oil fields are pushing oil higher, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • As Oil Spikes, Exxon Sees Growth in Natural Gas Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:26 PM ET
    Rex Tillerson

    As crude oil hit new a new multi-year high on Thursday, closing above $110 a barrel, Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told CNBC natural has is the fastest-growing conventional fuel and that demand will 60 percent by 2030.

  • Innovation in Retail     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:16 PM ET

    A look at same store retail sales from March and Crate & Barrel's new store in Dubai, with Barbara Turf, Crate & Barrel president/CEO. The privately-held company is doing better than last year and currently employs more than 8,500 people. She is cautiously optimistic.

  • NYSE Trader

    Corporate hedging, the science of locking in predetermined prices to insure against future, has been around since at least the 1980s. But a combination of global diversification over the last decade and a rash of geopolitical events from Japan to Libya are causing many companies to reemphasize the importance of their hedging, say traders and corporate executives.

  • Squawk's Top of the Morning     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    A roundup of the day's news with CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. Including a rally in Portuguese bank stocks after the country asks for a bailout, Moody's warning it could cut UK banks senior debt ratings and another strike in Greece. Also, Libya accuses the British of striking an oil pipeline.

  • Policy Makers Open Pandora's Box: Economist Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.