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  • Stocks Pare Gains After Bernanke Comments Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Stocks came off their session highs Thursday after news Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is not prepared to take further action on the economy, but were still buoyed from positive economic news as well as stronger-than-expected earnings results from bank titan JPMorgan.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Economic News Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures held their gains Thursday after news weekly jobless claims fell last week, adding to optimism following stronger-than-expected profit from bank titan JPMorgan.

  • Stock End Higher, Snaps 3-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak, but came off the day's highs Wednesday after a top Fed official said he is against providing stimulus even if the economy worsens, opposing previous comments from chairman Ben Bernanke that fueled a strong rally for most of the session.

  • Stocks Jump Amid Hopes for More Stimulus Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    Stocks gained more than 1 percent Wednesday, breaking a three-day losing streak, after Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is ready to provide additional stimulus if the economy continues to weaken.  

  • Futures Gain Amid Global Economic Optimism Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Futures Gain Amid Global Economic Optimism Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Rich Americans Spend More on Luxury Goods Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:53 AM ET

    Wealthy Americans, who are expected to increase their spending on luxury items by 8 percent to $359 billion this year, are no longer embarassed at flaunting their wealth despite an economic slowdown which has caused hardship on many who have lost their jobs, David Arnold, publisher of luxury magazine the Robb Report told CNBC.

  • British Parliament to Vote Against Murdoch Deal Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference with his wife Wendi on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    The British parliament will unite on Wednesday to urge Rupert Murdoch to drop plans to further expand his media empire in a move unthinkable before a phone hacking scandal exploded just two weeks ago.

  • Stocks End Lower After Ireland Rating Cut Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower for the third session Tuesday after shrugging off the latest Fed minutes even as some officials raised the possibility of further easing and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating, raising more contagion fears.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Fed Minutes; Industrials Slip Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 3:30 PM ET

    Stocks shaved their gains Tuesday after Fed officials raised the possibility of further easing if economic growth continues to slow and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating.

  • Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

    As News Corp. continues to be besieged by a cellphone hacking scandal, one portfolio manager from The Yacktman's Funds, which owns 3 percent of the besieged company, thinks Rupert Murdoch will get the situation under control quickly.

  • Can Corporate Mergers Help Save the Weak US Economy? Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The plodding US economy had one significant bright spot in the first half of the year—a bustling mergers and acquisitions market that stands a good chance of continuing through the second half.

  • Stocks Zig-Zag; Techs Slip, Banks Climb Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks wavered in a tight range Tuesday as investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.

  • Media Content Versus Distribution, Who Wins? Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Aryeh Bourkoff, head of investment banking for the Americas at UBS on why the real winner in the battle between media content and distribution is likely a third, completely different competitor.

  • The small city of Central Falls, R.I., appears to be headed for a rare municipal bankruptcy filing, and state officials are rushing to keep its woes from overwhelming the struggling state, the New York Times reports.

  • News Corp. Announces $5 Billion Share Buyback Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    News Corporation

    Media giant News Corporation Tuesday said its board of directors has approved a $5 billion stock repurchase program.

  • Futures Pare Losses in Volatile Trading Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:01 AM ET

    Futures shaved some losses Tuesday after investors shrugged off news that trade deficit jumped more than expected. Investors had been concerned over the spreading debt crisis in Europe in addition to an ongoing struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.

  • Stocks Post Worst Day in a Month; Vix Climbs Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session lows Monday, posting their largest loss in about a month, as investors worried that Europe's debt crisis could spread to Italy and amid ongoing worries over the U.S. budget.

  • Stocks Decline; Alcoa Slips Ahead of Earnings Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 3:37 PM ET

    Stocks were on pace to post their largest loss in about a month Monday as investors worried that Europe's debt crisis could spread to Italy and amid ongoing worries over the U.S. budget.

  • While many investors are focused on high-growth future earners like Facebook, the CEO of Third Avenue Management, David Barse, told CNBC Monday there are still some attractive value stocks today, starting with Weyerhaeuser.

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