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  • Stocks End Higher Amid Euro Zone Optimism Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks spiked in the final minutes of trading Wednesday following a report that the G20 is considering a $600 billion IMF lending program to euro zone, but came off their highs after the IMF denied the report. Investors were also closely waiting for the key EU summit at the end of the week.

  • 10 Short-Lived CEO Terms Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
    In March 2010, Jon Corzine had been out of his job as New Jersey governor for two months. At the same time, the derivatives brokerage firm MF Global was looking for a candidate with both executive and financial sector experience to become its chief executive. Corzine, who was also the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, seemed like the perfect fit. Apparently, it wasn’t. On Oct. 31, 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and Corzine resigned.The MF Global CEO left his post on Nov. 4, 2011,

    A global corporation is no less likely to make questionable executive hiring decisions as the average small business, and CEOs of major corporations have the short tenures on their resumes to prove it.

  • Futures Flat Amid Caution Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures were hugging the flatline Wednesday as investors took a breather following to days of gains to see if EU officials could come up with a plan to deal with the region's debt crisis during a summit at the end of the week.

  • International Paper CEO: We’re Seeing Good Growth Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:21 PM ET

    IP Chairman and CEO John Faraci talks to Cramer about the company’s growth and its pending merger with Temple-Inland.

  • Dow, S&P End Higher on EU Bailout Fund News Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed but finished off their worst levels Tuesday after a report that EU officials may be creating two separate rescue funds to help contain the region's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.

  • Futures Hold Gains, but S&P Dampens Mood Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:01 AM ET

    Futures held onto small gains Tuesday as optimism over a possible resolution to the euro zone debt crisis was tempered by a warning from ratings agency S&P’s that it could downgrade the credit ratings of 15 euro member states.

  • Stocks End Off Highs After EU Ratings Report Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks fell from their best levels Monday following a report that all 17 euro zone nations were told their ratings will be put on downgrade watch by the S&P, but still logged a modest gain at the close.

  • Futures Rally Amid Euro Zone Optimism Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Futures jumped Monday as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet ahead of a key summit and after Italy's new government unveiled austerity measures.

  • SAP Headquarters

    SAP's $3.4 billion acquisition of California based online software company SuccessFactors was "definitely" at the right price despite coming at a 52 percent premium, SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told CNBC.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post 7% Weekly Gain Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flatline in thin trading Friday, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend following a robust rally all week. Still, all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7 percent for the week.

  • Futures Hold Strong Gains After Jobs Report Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    Futures held their sharp gains Friday following news employment growth picked up momentum in November while the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than two years.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Gov't Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks finished narrowly mixed in a quiet session Thursday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and ahead of the crucial government non-farm payroll figure due Friday morning.

  • Wells Fargo CEO Cheers Wachovia Integration Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Wells Fargo bank

    Three years after a deal that transformed Wells Fargo, CEO John Stumpf has come to Charlotte, NC to retire the Wachovia brand and rally employees whose future looked considerably less bright in 2008.

  • Futures Edge Lower After Jobless Claims Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    Futures turned lower Thursday following news that weekly jobless claims climbed unexpectedly last week and following a sharp rally in the previous session.

  • Stocks Rocket 4%, Dow Closes Above 12,000 Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks rallied sharply Wednesday, with the Dow posting its biggest one-day point and percentage gain this year, after global central banks announced a plan to support the global financial system and a handful of better-than-expected economic reports.

  • Gene Munster: Time to Buy Yahoo Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 4:11 PM ET

    With reports of private equity company's bid for a minority stake in Yahoo, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tells the "Fast Money" team that he recommends owning Yahoo because a management shakeup is coming.

  • Futures Spike Following Central Bank Action Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures added to sharp gains Wednesday following news global central banks announced coordinated actions to enhance their capacity to provide liquidity to financial systems.

  • Stocks Close Mixed, S&P Ends Below 1200 Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Tuesday, with the Nasdaq ending lower and the S&P failing to end above a key technical level despite earlier optimism over a meeting of EU finance ministers and a better-than-expected consumer confidence report.

  • Futures Gain; Europe to Approve Greece Aid Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Futures edged higher Tuesday after an Italian bond auction which saw record yields but sold close to the top end of its targeted range, and ahead of another meeting of euro zone finance ministers under pressure to solve the debt crisis.

  • Stocks End Up 2%; S&P Snaps 7-Day Selloff Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply higher Monday after some euro zone optimism helped boost investor confidence and following robust retail sales over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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