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  • First Chinese Lender Will 'Open the Way': Cohen Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    After appearing on "The Strategy Session" on Tuesday, Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell, continued the discussion off-air with David Faber, about the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China acquiring the Bank of Asia's U.S. Unit, making it the first Chinese lender to buy a U.S. retail bank.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Into Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks retreated from multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Wael Ghonim & Google Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Cyberactivist Wael Ghonim speaks with the press at Cairo's Tahrir square after his release.

    Wael Ghonim has officially “taken a leave” from his position at Google according to Google spokesperson, Jennifer Bloch.

  • NYSE Deal Stokes Anxieties for Some in New York Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    While leaders of the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext touted the advantages of creating the world’s large exchange operator on Tuesday, the reaction on this side of the Atlantic has been, at best, guarded and, at worst, strongly opposed to the deal.

  • NYSE Merger Likely to Have Cultural Challenges Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
    Rodgin Cohen

    The merger deal between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse, creating the world's largest exchange operator, is likely to have multiple levels of cultural challenges, Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman Sullivan & Cromwell, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • "DRJ" reveals which consumer goods name is seeing very aggressive call buying on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Trade Lower; Energy Falls, Banks Rise Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade off multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including a weak reading on December retail sales. Exxon and DuPont fell, while JPMorgan rose.

  • Futures Lower After Mixed Economic News Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell ahead of the open on Tuesday after the government reported retail sales results that were slightly lower than expected, and a surge in import prices.

  • Stocks Close Narrowly Mixed as Energy Gains Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.

  • Stocks Turn Higher Ahead of Close Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Dow Slips, Alcoa Rises Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks continued to trade narrowly mixed amid a session lacking much economic news and following a second straight week of solid gains as the markets considered what's next for the Middle East.  Wal-Mart and Verizon fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Futures Flat, Obama to Present Budget Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Monday as President Barack Obama prepares to present his 2012 budget plan to Congress and following two weeks of straight gains.

  • Home For Sale or For Rent

    The rolling real estate crash that ravaged Florida and the Southwest is delivering a new wave of distress to communities once thought to be immune — economically diversified cities where the boom was relatively restrained, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Close Higher After Mubarak Departure Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 7:36 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

  • Stocks Point to Higher Close After Egypt News Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 3:33 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks were poised to close the session higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

  • Potential NYSE Merger Could Affect Other Exchanges Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 3:20 PM ET

    After appearing on "The Strategy Session" on Friday, Amy Butte, founder and CEO of TILE Financial and former CFO of the New York Stock Exchange, continued the discussion off-air with Gary Kaminsky, about how the advance consolidation talks between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse could affect other exchanges.

  • August Busch IV

    The death of August Busch IV's companion has provided fodder for those who see him as someone whose money and influence have protected him, the New York Times reports.

  • NYSE Merger 'Could Go Above $40': Former NYSE CFO Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
    Amy Butte

    'This thing could go above $40 dollars pretty easily. But everybody's going to have to see how they feel about the certainty of the deal getting done, and the regulators are going to play into it," Amy Butte, founder and CEO of TILE Financial and former CFO of NYSE.

  • Stocks Rise After Mubarak Resignation Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 12:03 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks gained Friday, paring earlier losses, after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waived his rights to presidency in response to demonstrations against his rule.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Trade Data, Egypt Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday after the U.S. trade gap widened in December and jitters over Egypt continued.

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