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  • Buffett’s Ruthlessness Is Oddly Absent on Sokol Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren E. Buffett has a favorite saying: “Lose money for my firm, and I will be understanding. Lose a shred of reputation for the firm, and I will be ruthless.”  But as speculation of insider trading swirls around Mr. Buffett’s onetime heir apparent, David L. Sokol, it has to be asked: Why hasn’t Mr. Buffett been ruthless?,  reports the New York Times.

  • Futures Pressured by High Oil Prices Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as Brent oil hovered around $120 a barrel, reflecting market concerns that rising prices could dent company profits and hurt the global economic recovery.

  • Barclays CEO Wants to Raise Bank's Risk Profile Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:56 PM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has decided Barclays must increase its risk appetite amid internal expectations at the bank that a key measure of its profitability will fall or stay stagnant this year, the FT reports.

  • Cramer: The 4 New Leaders of Tech Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 6:53 PM ET

    Home gamers should buy these names on any weakness, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Amid Lackluster Trading Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Monday with tech stocks lower after the market traded within a narrow range during much of a quiet session with the market at or near highs for the year.  Johnson & Johnson led the Dow higher, while HP fell.

  • Stocks Gain Slightly As Close Nears; Chips Fall Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks gained moderate strength in the final hour of trading Monday, although largely remained within a narrow range, amid another quiet trading session with the market at or near highs for the year. Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart gained, while HP fell.

  • Stephen Axinn

    The fate of some of the biggest takeover deals in recent weeks will ultimately rest in the hands of antitrust regulators, an antitrust attorney told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Turn Higher, Led by Materials Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks traded slightly higher amid another day of quiet trading and after a week of strong gains.. GE and Wal-Mart rose, while Intel fell.

  • Futures Slightly Up; Central Banks in Focus Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose slightly ahead of the open Monday as investors waited for direction from Federal Reserve speakers at the start of a week which will see central bank policy decisions take center stage.

  • 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.

  • Fight for NYSE Has Only Just Begun Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    The somewhat improbable, though long-awaited bid from Nasdaq and ICE came Friday with the desired effect. It sent shares of the NYSE up sharply (not to mention shares of the Nasdaq) and has changed the dynamic. Anyone expecting a swift resolution of this contest, however, is likely to be disappointed.

  • ICE CEO: We Are 'Better Partners' for NYSE  Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Jefferey Sprecher

    "If they [NYSE] really need scale and if they really needed to take costs out, we're probably the better partners," Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman and CEO of ICE, told CNBC on Friday. "There was just an opportunity that was presented to us by the marketplace and Bob Greifeld and I decided to act on it," Sprechler said.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Upbeat Jobs Report Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    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.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Best 1st Quarter Since '98 Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    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
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    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.

  • More Hostile Takeovers Likely This Year Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    A mergers and acquisitions resurgence is just starting to take hold and will eventually gain momenteum, Robert Spatt, partner at Simpson Thacher & Barlett told CNBC Thursday.

  • MLB page on Facebook

    With its hands tied due to an exclusivity agreement between MLB and Take-Two Interactive Software, EA has had to ride the bench. Today, though, it's stepping back into the batter's circle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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