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  • Last Call: Starbucks Hopes for Big Dough From Bread Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 11:23 PM ET
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    A 275 page report sheds light on what may have happened in the last days of MF Global, airlines consider more fees, Starbucks spends $100 million on bread companies, CBS Outdoor billboards business could fetch $6 billion.

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    Days before shareholders voted on Bank of America’s 2008 purchase of Merrill Lynch, top executives were told the investment firm’s losses would most likely hammer future earnings, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Log Worst Day Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks suffered their worst day of the year, with the Dow tumbling into negative territory for 2012, after a disappointing jobs report in addition to dismal data from China and Europe fueled fears over the health of the global economy.

  • Futures Tumble on Weak Jobs Report Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    Stock market futures plunged Friday after the government reported job creation fell well short of expectations.

  • On Facebook, ‘Likes’ Become Ads Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 4:09 AM ET
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    A Facebook 'Like' can now make you a part of an advertising strategy,  the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Post Worst May Since 2010; FB Jumps Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Thursday with all three major averages logging their worst May since 2010, driven by mounting concerns over the euro zone debt crisis in addition to worries over a slowing U.S. economy.

  • Will Facebook Buy Nokia? Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
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    The $40 billion Goldman Sachs said last week it will invest in green technologies over the next 10 years, or $4 billion a year, actually represents a slowdown from last year's $4.8 billion. But you won't hear environmentalists complaining.

  • Futures Shave Gains After Jobless Claims, GDP Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pared their early Thursday following a pair of weak jobs data and after news the economy grew at a slower pace than expected.

  • Cramer: 3 Stocks to Avoid Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
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    Rather than invest in these three stocks, Cramer has some alternatives.

  • Stocks Close Lower on EU Fears; FB Near $28 Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply lower Wednesday, wiping out all of the previous session's gains, as growing worries over rising bond yields in Spain and Italy and fears over Greece's possible euro zone exit kept investors on edge.

  • For Private Equity, Fewer Deals in Leaner Times Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
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    Private equity is not the money machine it used to be. Buyouts are more costly, sellers are less willing to negotiate, credit markets are choppy and returns are down, pushing players to take more risks, the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Dragged Lower on Euro Zone Fears Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were dragged lower Wednesday, with the euro trading near 23-month lows against the dollar, as worries over the euro zone crisis intensified.

  • Last Call: RIM Keeps Playing Through the Heavy Stuff Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:20 PM ET
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    Blackberry maker Research In Motion warns of a bleak first quarter, Facebook gets word its Instagram deal may face extended review and Groupon and Salesforce.com make acquisitions, the Rockefellers and Rothchilds unite.

  • Richard Li Bids for ING’s Asian Assets Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    Richard Li, chairman of PCCW has emerged as a surprise bidder for ING's Asian assets.

    Richard Li has lodged an indicative bid for the south-east Asian businesses of ING’s $6bn Asian insurance operations, which the Dutch financial group is selling after taking government bailout cash during the financial crisis. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Higher, but Spain Weighs; FB Sags 9% Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Tuesday to close near session highs, but the euro remained near its lowest level against the dollar since July 2010 amid renewed jitters over Spain.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their strong gains Tuesday after the Case-Shiller home price index report and as investors seemed to temporarily shrug off worries over the euro zone.

  • PTT Looks to Tap African Gas via Cove Energy Bid Monday, 28 May 2012 | 10:09 PM ET
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    PTT will help provide a fast-growing market for the natural gas from U.K.-listed Cove Energy’s east African fields, if it wins a bidding war with Royal Dutch Shell, the CEO of the company Pailin Chuchottaworn told CNBC.

  • Stocks End Lower, but Log Best Week in May Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower in thin trading Friday as investors hesitated to stay long over the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend amid ongoing worries over the euro zone.

  • Futures Turn Lower as Fears Over Greece Linger Friday, 25 May 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures slipped Friday, tracking shares in Europe, as concerns lingered over the euro zone debt crisis in what could otherwise be a light trading day ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Stocks Recover to End Flat; Facebook Logs Gain Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from steep losses to finish narrowly mixed Wednesday following several reports on the euro zone that helped soothe fears over the region's debt crisis.

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