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  • Futures Lower Amid EU Jitters; GE Slides Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday following a three-day rally as worries over Europe resurfaced and as investors sifted through another batch of earnings.

  • Pedestrians walk past the headquarters of the Singapore Exchange located in the SGX Centre in Singapore.

    Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks.  Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally, Led by Techs; MS Falls Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session in choppy trading Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its best level since May.

  • Futures Off Highs After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pared some of its earlier gains Thursday after the weekly jobless claims rose more than expected and as investors digested a bag of mixed earnings reports.

  • Why M&A Is About to Pick Up: Report Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:34 PM ET

    Audit firm PwC released a new report Wednesday showing it expects a pick-up in mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. in the second half of the year.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    No matter who you are, if you qualify for a home loan, you’re going to get an historically low interest rate on your mortgage in the current market. But unless you’re a billionaire, it won’t be as low as Mark Zuckerberg’s, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Stocks Close Higher After Earnings, Bernanke Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in choppy trading Tuesday, wiping out the previous session's declines, thanks to better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors remained hopeful that the central bank may still be open to further easing.

  • Futures Higher Ahead of Bernanke; GS Climbs Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a batch of better-than-expected earnings and as investors speculated Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke may give fresh clues about further stimulus measures on the heels of several weak economic reports pointing to an economic slowdown.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Economic Worries Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in light, choppy trading Monday, amid ongoing worries over the slowing economy and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.

  • Featured Speaker - Henry R. Kravis Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR

    The co-founder of the trailblazing private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is actively involved in managing the firm famous for its leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco 25 years ago.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Retail Sales; Citi Gains Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained in negative territory Monday, following a weaker-than-expected retail sales report and after stocks staged a sharp rally in the previous session, snapping six-day losing streak.

  • An Apple Inc. iPad, left, and a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy tablet device

    The tech companies are trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market, the New York Times reports.

  • Goldman Sachs and the $580 Million Black Hole Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    THE business deal from hell began to crumble even before the Champagne corks were popped. The $580 million sale of Dragon Systems had just been approved by its board and congratulations were being exchanged. But there was a sense that something was amiss, the New York Times reports.

  • Dow Soars 200, Snaps 6-Day Losing Streak Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for stocks, with the Dow and S&P 500 snapping a six-day losing streak, propelled by sharp gains in financials following JPMorgan's earnings report.

  • Futures Hold Modest Gains; JPMorgan Rises Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held small gains Friday, lifted by financials following JPMorgan's earnings report and after official figures showed China’s economy grew in line with economists’ expectations.

  • Dentsu Shares Drops on Acquisition of Aegis Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:22 PM ET

    Dentsu dropped 6.3 percent to 2,162 yen as investors judged its purchase of British marketing group Aegis for 3.2 billion pounds ($5 billion) as overpriced.

  • Stocks End Lower; Merck Jumps, Intel Slumps Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded off their session lows in afternoon trading, with the Dow turning positive as home builders rose sharply while Merck helped lead a rally in health care shares.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Drop in Claims Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Thursday as investors who continued to fret about a slowdown in economic growth were left uneasy after the minutes of the June 20 meeting of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting committee showed no appetite among committee members for a resumption of quantitative easing.

  • Aegis and Dentsu Are Stronger Together: CEO Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:26 AM ET

    Dentsu’s takeover of the digital communications agency Aegis would create a “compelling combination” of two companies looking to expand globally, Jerry Buhlmann, CEO of Aegis Group told CNBC.

  • Dow Logs 5-Day Losing Streak After Fed Minutes Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks recovered from their worst levels but still finished lower Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting offered no strong hints about more easing to prop up the sluggish economy.

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