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  • Futures Edge Higher, Buoyed by Greek Hopes Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Wednesday, with investors positioning for a favorable resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis.

  • 'Wave of Risk Aversion' Coming: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    Investors should start scaling back risk in their portfolio in anticipation of more favorable buying opportunities in the coming weeks, Chris Watling, CEO and chief market strategist at Longview Economics, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Stocks End Higher, Nasdaq Hits 11-Year High Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Tuesday, reversing their earlier losses, amid optimism that Greece may be nearing a rescue deal.

  • Futures Slip as Greece Talks Remain in Focus Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures edged lower Tuesday, tracking struggling European markets lower after a handful of mixed earnings and amid ongoing uncertainty over Greek debt talks.

  • Obama to Return Major Donations Tied to Fugitive Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obama’s re-election campaign, The New York Times reports.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Greek Debt Talk Fears Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels but still closed lower Monday as investors took a breather following the recent market rally and amid ongoing debt negotiations in Greece over a fresh austerity package.

  • Future Slide Amid Worries Over Greece Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stock index futures dipped Monday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since May 2008 Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Friday, with the Dow finishing at its best level since May 2008, buoyed by a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates and a handful of impressive economic news.

  • Futures Spike After Government Jobs Report Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    US stock index futures surged following a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates.

  • Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    An Iranian missile under construction, caught up in a mysterious blast in November, had a range of 6,000 miles, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech outside Tel Aviv, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Will the Divergence in US-Europe Growth Persist? Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 5:38 AM ET

    Euro zone and U.S. growth rates will probably diverge this year, with the euro zone contracting while U.S. growth accelerates, but U.S growth will be similar to that in the euro zone next year, Legal & General Investment Management said in a new report.

  • Stocks Finish Flat Ahead of Gov't Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a lackluster session Thursday following a handful of mixed earnings reports, decline in weekly jobless claims and ahead of the government's monthly employment report due Friday morning.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Jobless Claims Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive Thursday following news that jobless claims fell and as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings news.  

  • Romney Stock Trades Clash With Divestment Pledge Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    During his presidential campaign in 2007, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised that a trust overseeing his financial portfolio would shed any investments that conflicted with GOP positions toward Iran, China, stem cell research and other issues.

  • Stocks End Higher, All S&P Sectors Post Gains Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off the first trading day of February with a bang, extending their robust rally from the previous month, boosted by some positive global economic news in addition to a report that Greece and its private creditors may soon agree upon a deal.

  • Futures Hold Gains After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open for Wall Street, with spirits lifted by a possible announcement of an IPO by Facebook and ahead of various data on unemployment.

  • MF Global Risk Chief Urged Caution on Trades Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 1:51 AM ET
    MF Global

    MF Global’s chief risk officer urged senior executives and the company’s board to pare back its $6.3 billion proprietary bet on the debt of troubled European nations roughly three months before the futures broker declared bankruptcy, according to his prepared congressional testimony, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post Best Jan. Since 1997 Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels but still finished narrowly mixed Tuesday, after a handful of disappointing economic news weighed on the market. Despite the session's lackluster performance, the Dow and S&P are still posted their best January since 1997. In addition, all three major averages logged their best monthly gains since October.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their early gains Tuesday as investors seemed unfazed following a report that showed home prices continued to decline. Futures were buoyed by renewed hopes for a deal between Greece and private sector creditors, and after the approval of a new euro zone budget discipline pact.