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  • Futures Slightly Higher Amid G20 Talks Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Stock index futures traded slightly higher ahead of the open Friday as investors digested the latest hike in bank reserve requirements by China’s central bank and as the G20 meeting of finance ministers got underway in Paris.

  • Stocks End at New Multi-Year Highs Again Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks added modest gains amid light volume to reach new multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data. Coca-Cola and DuPont rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks Hold Solid Gains Before Close Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks traded just off the highs of the day as the market close neared amid light volume after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data. Coca-Cola and DuPont  rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Disney Investor Day: Tech, Franchises, and Growth Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
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    Iger kicked off the day with the key themes that are dominating the day's presentations: the value of brands and franchises, embracing technology, and growing in the US and abroad.

  • Stocks Up Slightly, Led by Energy; Intel Rises Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Stocks held slight gains after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data.  Intel rose, while AmEx fell. .

  • Futures Fall Slightly After Inflation News Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Stock index futures moved slightly lower after the government reported a slightly higher-than-expected gain in consumer prices before the opening bell Thursday.

  • SEC Escalates Probe into Freddie Mac Disclosures Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 5:12 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

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  • As the players here remake the nation’s vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of poets and philosophers than bureaucrats: what is the value of a human life? The answer determines how much spending the government should require to prevent a single death, the New York Times reports.

  • The continued run-up in the stock market since their 2009 lows has got a number of fund managers very bullish.

  • Stocks End Up; S&P 500 Doubles 2009 Low Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher, once again hitting multi-year highs as the S&P finished at double its lowest level during the financial crisis. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks Hold Gains; S&P Doubles 2009 Low Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rise on strong earnings and economic news after the Federal Reserve reported its policy setting committee disagreed over whether the stimulus should continue, but felt making changes in the program would be inappropriate. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Web Extra: Gordon Coburn, Cognizant  Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Cognizant Technology Solutions CFO Gordon Coburn on outsourcing outrage and why corporate spending behavior is a positive sign for the economy.

  • Stocks Trim Gains Amid Iran Concerns Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks significantly pared gains amid word out of Israel that Iranian warships would be going through the Suez Canal. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Futures Still Up After Inflation, Housing News Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures remained higher after news that core inflation rose more than it has in two years, and that housing starts grew more than expected.

  • NYSE Merger 'Far From Done Deal': Economist Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 5:42 PM ET

    The plans to merge the Deutsche Boerse with the NYSE Euronext is “far from a done deal,” Benn Steil, a senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and director of International Economics, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Energy, Materials Fall Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Tuesday, retreating from multi-year highs, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December and a spike in import prices. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Into Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks retreated from multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Trade Lower; Energy Falls, Banks Rise Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade off multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including a weak reading on December retail sales. Exxon and DuPont fell, while JPMorgan rose.

  • Why Muni Bond Crisis May Be Exaggerated Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.

  • Futures Lower After Mixed Economic News Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell ahead of the open on Tuesday after the government reported retail sales results that were slightly lower than expected, and a surge in import prices.