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  • NYSE Euronext and CME Kick Off Race to Buy LME Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of April Jobs Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks finished in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P falling below its key 1400 milestone, weighed down by a weak ISM non-manufacturing report and as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's government jobs data.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Thursday, boosted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • Stocks End Narrowly Mixed; Chesapeake Skids Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks recovered from an early decline to end narrowly mixed Wednesday, but worries over the weak ADP employment report kept investors on edge ahead of Friday's key jobs data.

  • Futures Extend Losses After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    US stock index futures added to losses Wednesday, following a rally that helped push the Dow to its best closing level in more than four years, after the ADP employment report showed a much weaker-than-expected increase in private payrolls in April.

  • Stocks Off Highs, but Dow Ends at 4-Year High Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains in the final hour of trading but still kicked off the first day of May on a positive note, with the Dow hitting its best closing high since December 2007, fueled by a better-than-expected manufacturing report.

  • Profit Flat Loss Sign

    Private-equity firm The Gores Group may hit the brakes on its $15 a share buyout of Pep Boys—Manny Moe & Jack, as the auto parts and repair giant slipped to a loss in the fourth quarter of 2011, and reported weaker-than-forecast preliminary first quarter earnings on Tuesday.

  • Futures Waver Ahead of Economic Reports Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open Tuesday ahead of several key economic reports and as investors digested a handful of earnings. Trading is likely to be quiet with many major European and Asian markets closed in observance of May Day.

  • Sell in May and Go Away...Again? Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    The old adage of "sell in May and go away" applies this year just like it did in previous years as problems that plagued the economy in recent years remain unresolved, Richard Cookson, global chief investment officer at Citi Private Bank told CNBC.

  • Stocks Snap 4-Day Rally; Apple Declines 3% Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in thin trading Monday, with the S&P and the Nasdaq posting a loss for the month of April, following a handful of mixed economic reports in addition to news that Spain slipped into a recession.

  • Futures Flat After Consumer Spending News Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were largely unchanged Monday after news that Spain slipped into a recession and as investors looked to take a breather following a four-day rally that sent the S&P 500 over its 1,400 milestone.

  • Nokia In Talks To Sell Vertu To Permira Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 5:51 AM ET
    Nokia Lumina 900

    Nokia is in advanced talks to sell the world’s most expensive mobile phone brand to Permira, the private equity group, as the Finnish company looks to dispose of non-core assets to help turnround its devices division, the Financial Times reports.

  • Fed Commission Report Marks Google Low Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:51 AM ET
    Google

    The lone engineer who was blamed by Google for its most controversial breach of online privacy told others in the company far more about the affair than Google has previously disclosed, according to the results of a damning US regulatory investigation released over the weekend. The FT reports.

  • Last Call: The Spinal Tap Treatment Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:41 PM ET
    Photo of SPINAL TAP

    Allscripts shares plunge in a slew of bad news, Amazon shoots up of blowing out earnings, SBux matches but shares fall, Europe’s debt woes weigh on the market.

  • Dow Logs 3-Day Rally, S&P Closes at 1400 Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks closed near their best level in thin trading Thursday, with the S&P rallying to 1,400, as hopes for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve seemed to overshadow worries over the jobs market and some tepid earnings reports.

  • Cramer’s Earnings 'Game Plan' for Friday Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host shares his earnings expectations for International Paper, Procter & Gamble and V.F. Corp.

  • Futures Turn Lower After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Futures lost footing Thursday, dipping into negative territory, following the weekly jobless claims report that showed the four-week moving average rose to its highest since January and following a handful of earnings news that disappointed.

  • Last Call: Frank Sinatra and the Las Vegas Sands Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 10:03 PM ET
    Las Vegas

    The Fed says no action is the best action, Tim Geithner tells CNBC the US economy is gradually getting stronger, Las Vegas Sands Corp. beats earnings but falls slightly after hours and the VC firm behind some of the biggest names in tech make a groundbreaking charitable pledge.

  • Stocks End Mixed, Nasdaq Falls for 5th Session Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Tuesday, ending off their session highs, as euphoria from this morning's earnings reports faded and as tech giant Apple slumped, weighing on the the Nasdaq.

  • Futures Mixed After S&P/Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were mixed Tuesday following the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index and as worries over Europe lingered.

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