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  • AT&T Drops $39B Bid for T-Mobile     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    AT&T agrees to drop its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile after the government tried to block the deal over concerns it would raise prices, reduce innovation and give customers fewer choices. Will Power, R.W. Baird & Co, weighs in.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Banks Get Hammered Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    A holiday rally on Wall Street grew more remote Monday, as a familiar pattern of a higher open followed by selloff drove a 1 percent loss in stocks, with the worst of it confined to the ailing banking sector.

  • Investors Should Avoid Sovereign Bonds: Report Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:51 AM ET
    Interest rates

    Japan, the US and the UK will retain zero interest rates policies until at least early 2014, according to a December report by Swedish bank SEB.

  • Futures Higher as Fears Ease Over North Korea Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Monday despite concerns of instability in Asia caused by the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong il, announced overnight.

  • Top 10 Luxurious Ski Homes Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    Some people avoid winter, either by living in warmer climes or fleeing when winter looms. Others embrace it and head for the hills to strap on the skis or snowboards. These people need places to unwind after a day of romping in the powder.The editors at  put together a list of some prime ski homes, all of them for sale.The houses typically reflect a love for the outdoors, often featuring walls of windows, fireplaces and rustic beams and stone fireplaces. They’re all great for groups and have ent

    Click on to see these luxurious mansions, ranked from least expensive to most, many of which are ski-in/ski-out.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Inflation News Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Friday despite  a downgrade by Fitch Ratings of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and five other large banks based in Europe and the US, citing "increased challenges" in the financial markets.

  • Stocks Close Positive But Rally Loses Steam Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    Wall Street made a solid bid Thursday to end a three-day losing streak as worries over Europe took a sabbatical and were replaced with hopes of a U.S. economic recovery.

  • Stocks Close Positive But Rally Loses Steam Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Wall Street made a solid bid Thursday to end a three-day losing streak as worries over Europe took a sabbatical and were replaced with hopes of a U.S. economic recovery.

  • Most Expensive US College Dorms Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
    When people lament the rising cost of a college education, they’re usually talking about tuition. Now,  an online resource for college students, has published  that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.The priciest dorms are largely in New York and California, where a place to live has never been cheap.The dorm prices show that this sometimes overlooked higher education cost can not only exceed $13,000 per academic year, but in some cases it can almost equal the pric

    When people lament the cost of  college, they’re usually talking about tuition. They often don't think of room and board. Now, there's a list  that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.

  • MF Global’s Risk Officer Said to Lack Authority Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Jon Corzine

    Congressional investigators are exploring whether regulators and feeble risk controls allowed MF Global to topple.

  • Stocks Close Down; Commodities Slammed Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Wall Street opened on a negative note Wednesday as the euro continued in freefall, dampening hopes for an end-of-year rally.

  • Can ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Be Sony's Next ‘DaVinci Code’? Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    As the studio prepares to release "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" next week, the question is whether the adaptation will recreate the kind of hit it saw with "Da Vinci Code."

  • Futures Lower; Dollar Surges vs. Euro Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday as the dollar rose to an 11-month high against the euro with investors speculating that more euro zone countries may be downgraded in the near term, given that a quick solution to the region's debt crisis remains elusive.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • Market Sells Into Close; Banks, Energy Retail Fall Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:11 PM ET

    Wall Street sold off sharply in the final hour of trade after the Federal Reserve delivered little hope that it would turn on the easing spigots anytime soon and as a formerly rosy holiday retail season suddenly turned gloomy.

  • Futures Higher; Retail, Best Buy Limit Gains Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday as European shares edged up following a sharply lower close on Monday.

  • No Hit Toy to Brighten Retailers’ Christmas Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:09 AM ET

    The hitless season has retailers stocking less, leaning on classic items rather than new ones and possibly discounting less in the final days before Christmas. And with no Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets to draw crushing crowds to the toy aisles, most retailers are being careful not to get stuck with unsold toys. The New York Times  reports.

  • Stocks Slide on Euro Fears; Finish Off Lows Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    A fresh round of concern over European debt combined with some downbeat news out of the technology sector to send U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.

  • Speeding Up Speedy Shipping     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

    Businesses are locating distribution centers next to UPS and FedEx in order to be able to ship products even faster. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the secret to speedy shipping.

  • 2.0 Philanthropy Encouraging Donations     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Last year, Americans made nearly $300B in charitable donations. Tech savvy philanthropists are making big moves in the non-profit world, with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Standford lecturer and book author of "Giving 2.0."