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  • Stocks End Up, Pushing Dow Above 12,000 Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks finished up 1.5 percent or higher, sending the Dow back above 12,000, lifted by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and investors who found buying opportunities in stocks they viewed as oversold.  Boeing and Alcoa led Dow gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains But Still Rise Over 1% Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading Monday, but remained significantly higher, buoyed by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and buying opportunities in oversold stocks.  Boeing and GE led gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • Stocks Gain Amid M&A; Energy, Tech Rise Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks gained despite continuing global tensions as M&A activity heated up and as Warren Buffet said Japanese stocks represented a good buying opportunity.  Microsoft and Boeing led gainers.

  • Eliminating the Debt Limit     Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    Discussing whether the limit on federal debt can be eliminated, with David Walker, Comeback America Initiative and Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times.

  • Come Fly With Boeing     Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau has the story on the much delayed 747-8 that took to the skies this weekend for the first time.

  • Futures Buoyed by M&A; Libya, Japan in Focus Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the market's opening Monday in the wake of stronger markets overseas, and buoyed in part by AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom to create the largest mobile provider in the United States. US stock index futures pointed to gains for Wall Street Monday, with sentiment helped after AT&T agreed to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom, creating the largest mobile provider in the United States.

  • Crises in Japan Ripple Across Global Economy Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    80-year-old Sumi Abe is rescued from her destroyed house nine days after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 20, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

    In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.

  • No US Fiscal Crisis, Yet Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:27 AM ET

    The US does not face an imminent fiscal crisis in the short term, but things look very different over the long term according to Ian Shepherdson, the US economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Stocks End Down for Week Amid Uncertainty Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 5:16 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended off the highs of the day on Friday, and lower for the week, amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.

  • Stocks Trade Off Highs Before Close Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks traded off the highs of the day before the close amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases.  JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.

  • Best Housing Rant, Ever Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:39 PM ET

    In what may be the best anti-bank rant yet, North Carolina realtor Leigh Brown goes off on Bank of America.

  • Stocks Pare Gains; Banks Rise, Retail Falls Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks pared gains as news that fighting in Libya was continuing despite Libya's pronouncement that it was ceasing military operations, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases.  JPMorgan and Caterpillar led the gainers.

  • Futures Gain After Libya Declares Ceasefire Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    U.S. stock index futures rose sharply ahead of the open Friday after Libya announced it was ceasing military operations to protect civilians in the wake of United Nation's decision to create a no-fly zone over the country.

  • Nikkei Losses to Double: Economist Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

  • Stocks Climb Back From Lows to End Higher Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year as investors shrugged off continuing uncertainty in Japan to send stocks broadly higher. HP and Pfizer rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Stocks Climb Before Close; Banks Gain Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed to near the highs of the day ahead of the close as investors stepped back into the market to send it broadly higher after all the major indices fell to their lows for the year on Wednesday. HP and Chevron rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Stocks Climb Back as Energy, Materials Rise Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year on Thursday amid largely strong economic reports and after sharp drops in all the major indices on Wednesday. HP and Chevron led Dow gainers.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims, CPI Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    U.S. stock index futures gained after news that jobless claims dropped to 385,000 and consumer inflation was in line with expectations.

  • 'Business-Friendly Bahrain' Disappears; Ex-Pats Exit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:38 AM ET
    Passengers line up for flights out of Bahrain at the country's airport March 17.

    "A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.

  • Stocks to Claw Back Some Lost Ground Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 6:35 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to sharp gains for Wall Street Thursday as the market clawed back from a steep selloff Wednesday when the S&P 500 erased all its year-to-date gains amid concerns over the impact of Japan’s nuclear crisis.

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