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  • Futures Hold Gains After Economic News Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day drop this year, following a handful of better-than-expected economic news.

  • A Mirror Can Be a Dangerous Tool for Some CEOs Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    Powerful, visionary chiefs can create billion-dollar brands. Steven Jobs at Apple and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook are often-cited examples. But we’ve recently seen some illustrations in the takeover world of the dark side of the chief executive. Being powerful and visionary, or at least thinking you are, can lead corporate chieftains to great heights, but also to extreme narcissism. And the victims are often shareholders, the New York Times reports.

  • Developed Markets Have 15% Upside Potential: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    Developed markets are likely to continue their upward trend and may post gains of 15 percent in the coming months, according to Kevin Gardiner, Head of Global Investment Strategy at Barclays Wealth.

  • Stocks Log Biggest Drop in 2012 on Greek Woes Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, with the Dow posting its first triple-digit decline in 2012, fueled by fears over a Greek default and amid economic growth concerns.

  • Futures Tumble as Greece Worries Continue Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fell sharply Tuesday amid renewed concerns that Greece and its private bondholders would not meet the deadline to complete a debt swap and ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • ‘Expect 5 Percent Correction in Markets’: CEO Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:22 AM ET

    Markets should be poised for a 5 percent correction from their current levels as the global economy remains choked by the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the rising oil prices pose a threat, a CEO told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Regulators Consider Libor Overhaul Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:29 AM ET

    UK regulators and global banks are discussing a potentially far-reaching overhaul of the calculation and regulation of interbank lending rates, amid claims that the benchmark for $350 trillion contracts worldwide may have been subject to manipulation.  The FT reports

  • Stocks End Off Lows, but Global Fears Remain Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks finished off their worst levels Monday but still ended in the red as renewed concerns over Greece and slowing growth in China overshadowed better-than-expected economic news in the U.S.

  • Futures Edge Lower Amid Global Concerns Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, following reports showing a slowdown in European private sector activity and after China lowered its growth target.

  • Foreign Investment in Europe Starts Anew Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:59 PM ET

    Despite the lingering debt crisis and an incubating recession in many nations of the European Union, many global companies say they are maintaining or even increasing their investments in the euro zone and elsewhere on the Continent. The NYT reports.

  • Stocks Slip; S&P, Nasdaq Log 3rd Weekly Gains Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks eased off their lows but still failed to close in positive territory Friday, as gains were limited following a robust rally in recent weeks and no major news on the economic front gave investors little reason to jump in.

  • Futures Edge Lower, Oil Prices Slide Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Friday as investors took profits on Thursday's gains fueled by mostly positive economic data.

  • Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    As state funding has dwindled, public colleges have raised tuition and are now resorting to even more desperate measures — cutting training for jobs the economy needs most. The New York Times reports

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their modest gains Thursday, after jobless claims declined in the previous week to hold near four-year lows.

  • S&P 500 Logs Best Start to Year Since 1991 Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed in the red Wednesday as Bernanke dashed hopes for further monetary stimulus during his speech to Congress on the economy. Still the S&P logged its best February since 1998 and the Nasdaq briefly topped 3,000 in intraday trading for the first time since December 2000.

  • Futures Higher After GDP News, ECB Injection Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held gains Wednesday, following a better-than-expected GDP report and after European banks took up more than 500 billion euros in an effort to stabilize the region's financial system.

  • Hedge Fund Industry on Better Footing: Survey Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 2:57 AM ET

    Last year was one of the worst on record for hedge funds, but the industry appears to be shrugging off the bad times. According to Deutsche Bank's latest Alternative Investment Survey, hedge fund assets are expected to rise 12 percent to a record $2.26 trillion this year.

  • Dow Ends Above 13,000 for First Time Since 2008 Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    Stocks logged a gain Tuesday despite mixed economic reports, with the Dow finishing above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008 and the S&P closing at its best level in almost four years.

  • Most Productive Cities Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 5:52 PM ET
    The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

  • Futures Erase Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures erased their early gains to nudge into negative territory Tuesday following a handful of disappointing economic reports.