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  • Dow, S&P Post Third Straight Gain; Banks Slip Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to finish higher in thin trading Monday as fears over Greece's debt crisis subsided and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.

  • Stocks Gain Amid Thin Trading; Banks Slip Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 2:45 PM ET

    Stocks were higher amid thin trading Monday, led by materials, as fears over Greece's debt crisis started to subside and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.

  • Stocks Climb, Led by Industrials; Apple Slips Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks advanced in thin trading Monday after European finance ministers reassured investors a Greek debt default can be avoided, soothing worries over a spreading euro zone credit crisis.

  • Futures Slide After Greek Decision Delay Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET

    Stocks fell Monday after the euro zone ministers put off the decision for a new aid package for Greece and a possible downgrade of Italy's credit rating rekindled fears about the ongoing debt crisis, pushing investors out of riskier assets.

  • Upsets Hit Merger Arbitrage Investors Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:31 AM ET

    Merger arbitrage investors are braced for a second consecutive month of losses with a string of unexpected upsets leading to a difficult period for the hedge fund strategy, the FT reports.

  • Dow, S&P Break Six-Week Losing Streak Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 7:23 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed for the week amid thin, choppy trading, but the Dow and S&P snapped a six-week losing streak, boosted by news a bailout for Greece may be near. However, gains were limited as investors were worried over the continuing economic weakness.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Close; Energy Slips Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold their gains ahead of the close as energy and techs weakened and after excitement over France and Germany's potential rescue aid for Greece waned.

  • Yuri Milner House

    The surge of tech IPOs are propping up the real estate market in Silicon Valley, with social media giants bidding on multi-million dollar mansions.

  • Stocks Climb Amid Greek Aid Hopes; Vix Slips Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Stocks were higher Friday amid choppy trading after French President Nicholas Sarkozy hinted at a deal to resolve the Greek debt crisis and after investors were encouraged by a positive reading on the leading indicators index.

  • Futures Surge Amid Hopes for Greece Bailout Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 7:33 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open Friday after French President Nicholas Sarkozy hinted at a deal to resolve the Greek debt crisis following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Greek Reshuffle Fails to Boost Confidence: Official Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Greece's hasty cabinet reshuffle has failed to boost confidence both domestically and internationally in the ability of the Greeks to help themselves out of the deepening debt crisis, Konstantinos Michalos, president, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told CNBC Friday.

  • Debt Worries Hinder Citi Disposal Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among potential bidders about its funding as a standalone ­business, reports the FT.

  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Ongoing Greece Fears Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed in thin, choppy session Thursday amid Greece's ongoing debt woes and ahead of the quadruple witching Friday.

  • Stocks Bounce Off Session Lows; Vix Jumps Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    Stocks fluctuated in thin trading Thursday as investors showed skepticism over Greece's ability to resolve their growing debt crisis and ahead of the quadruple witching at the end of the week.

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Banks; Pandora Slides Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks traded higher Thursday after a handful of mixed economic news and as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks following a selloff in the previous session over Greece's growing debt worries.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Housing News Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Thursday following a handful of economic data, but still indicated a lower open on the heels of heightened fears that the Greek debt crisis will deteriorate further and ahead of a handful of U.S. economic news.

  • Merger Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.

  • When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Equity Acquisitions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

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