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  • Stocks End off Highs, But Up for 2nd Week Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks Regain Ground Before Close; CAT Rises Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks recovered some ground in the final minutes of trading on the strength of industrials and financials after what had largely been an upbeat session following a surprisingly strong March jobs report.  Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.

  • Executive Pay A Focus Again This Proxy Season Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 1:49 PM ET

    When companies host investors for their annual meetings, investors' focus once again will be directed to executive pay.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Upbeat Jobs Report Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
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    Stock index futures added to gains on Friday after the government said nonfarm payrolls rose more than expected, and the unemployment rate fell, providing a strong signal that the U.S. economic recovery is on track.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Recapitalizing Irish banks would be bad if done with government money, because it would affect the country's ability to fund itself even further, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Why Marc Faber Is Such a Bear Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The thing about predictions is that if you make enough of them, eventually they’ll start to come true. Being a good enough prognosticator to hold the investor community’s attention most of the time is an entirely different matter.

  • 25 Hedge Managers Earn as Much as 441,400 Americans Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:37 AM ET

    Ten years ago, when the hedge fund industry was much smaller than it is today, it took 25 hedge fund managers to earn a combined annual payday of $5 billion.  Last year, it took only one, the New York Times reports.

  • ETF Trades Canceled; 'Flash Crash' Memories Return Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:10 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX and NYSE cancelled trades in 10 exchange-traded funds after their prices plummeted in early trading on Thursday, raising questions about measures implemented to safeguard investors against sharp market swings after last year’s “flash crash,” the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Best 1st Quarter Since '98 Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
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    Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.

  • Stocks Mixed in Light Volume as Quarter Ends Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Stocks Fluctuate; Materials Gain; Intel Falls Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.

  • The Biggest Holidays for Spending Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 10:48 AM ET
    Who doesn’t love a party? Holidays are a great excuse to gather family and friends for dinner and other celebrations. And with those gatherings come other expenses—new clothing, gifts, flowers, cards and other items. All together, IBISWorld estimates that Americans spend $228.4 billion on holidays throughout the year. Gifts are the most common purchase that consumers make during the major holidays, and account for 47.2 percent of total holiday sales. Food and drink make up the second largest cat

    IBISWorld estimates that Americans spend $228.4 billion on holidays throughout the year. Click to see how the holidays stack up.

  • Futures Slip Despite Fall in Jobless Claims Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell more than expected despite news that jobless claims fell more than expected.

  • Market Knows Dollar 'Has No Clothes': Asset Manager Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:35 AM ET

    The dollar sits on the edge of an abyss with its reserve currency status at risk as America loses its political and military dominance according to David Murrin, the chief investment officer and Senior Partner at Emergent Asset Management.

  • Low Growth, High Inflation: Marriage Made in Hell Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.

  • No Huddle Offense: Nat Gas  Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 6:54 PM ET

    Cramer's happy the President is finally talking about natural gas, but isn't sure it's going to make a dent. What's really needed are subsidies to convert tractor-trailer trucks to natural gas.

  • Stocks End Higher, But Shy of 2011 Highs Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Stocks got closer to their highs of the year as the broad market turned positive for the month and was on track to post the best quarter of the year, although volumes remained thin amid geopolitical uncertainty.  AT&T and Merck led Dow components higher, while Cisco slipped.

  • Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close; Telecom Up Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
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    Stocks put in another strong showing on Wednesday as investors seemed to put aside concerns over geopolitical fears to send stocks higher, although volumes remain thin. AT&T and Exxon led the Dow higher.

  • Google in Kansas  Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Google's announcement that it will build a blazing, fiber optic, 1 gigabit broadband service in Kansas City, Kansas.

  • Dimon Addresses the Chamber  Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon discusses regulation and the government, municipal defaults, and what a failure to extend the U.S. debt limit would really mean.