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  • Futures Tumble Amid European Concerns Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:27 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open Monday following the first round of presidential elections in France and as the Netherlands teetered on the brink of political and economic crisis over concerns about its national debt.

  • Walmart Stores

    Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than rooting out wrongdoing,  reports The New York Times.

  • Stocks End Mixed, Nasdaq Logs 3rd Weekly Loss Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks pared their early gains to finish mixed Friday, but the Dow and S&P still ended higher for the week, propelled by some robust earnings and encouraging news from the euro zone.

  • Is Google Interested in Buying Pinterest? Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Pinterest

    Ever since Facebook's purchase of Instagram there's been a lot of speculation about how other tech giants would react to the deal.

  • Great Wolf Agrees to Sweetened Apollo Takeover Bid Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Apollo Group

    Great Wolf Resorts' board of directors on Friday accepted a sweetened takeover bid from private-equity firm Apollo Global Management.

  • Futures Rally After GE, Microsoft Earnings Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, propelled by strong earnings reports from General Electric and Microsoft, but uncertainty surrounding the euro zone kept investors on edge.

  • Freeport-McMoran Not for Sale: CEO Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Copper coil

    Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.

  • Stocks Close at Session Lows, Led by Techs Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close near lows Wednesday, pressured by a handful of lackluster tech earnings and amid renewed concerns over the euro zone.

  • Futures Down; Citi, Berkshire Point Lower Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as central banks seemed to drift away from the idea of injecting more monetary stimulus and European shares fell.

  • Dow Tops 13,000, Nasdaq Spikes Above 3,000 Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Tuesday, with all three major averages logging their best rally in a month, helped by a handful of positive earnings reports and as fears over Europe diminished.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Industrial Production Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a handful of better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors seemed to overlook a handful of disappointing economic news.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Apple Skids for 5th Session Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Monday, with the Dow edging closer to the psychologically-important 13,000 level and the S&P 500 holding near its key 1,370 level, but gains were limited as the Nasdaq was dragged down by heavyweights such as Apple and Google.

  • Futures Rise After Strong Retail Sales Report Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday after retail sales gained more-than-expected last Month, and as investors digested Citigroup's earnings report.

  • Dow Drops Over 1% for Second Straight Week Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their selloff in the final hour of trading Friday to close at session lows, logging their worst weekly decline for the year, as ongoing signs of weakness overseas and tepid economic news in the U.S. kept investors on edge.

  • CNBC's Week In Review: April 8-14, 2012 Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business the world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant events of the past week.

    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.

  • Futures Slump on Bank Earnings, China GDP Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Two of Wall Street's biggest banks reported profit that beat analyst expectations, but concerns about the quality of the profit dragged down shares and helped add to losses for stock futures.

  • Stocks Snap 5-Day Losing Streak, Led by Banks Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by an upbeat start to earnings season and the Fed's latest Beige Book report, giving investors a chance to breathe a sigh of relief following a string of declines.

  • Who's Next on Facebook's Shopping List? Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Facebook

    The ink is barely dry on Facebook's $1 billion deal to buy photo-sharing service Instagram, yet the latest parlor game in Silicon Valley is who might be next on Facebook's shopping list.

  • Futures Higher After String of Heavy Declines Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday following five consecutive days of declines and after Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on an upbeat note.

  • Facebook Fueling the Tech Bubble: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:06 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

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