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  • Stocks End Higher as Banks Gain, Energy Falls Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains as Banks Advance Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks Extend Gains; Bof A Jumps Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    Stocks added to strong gains as volatility in the oil markets eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Futures Turn Higher, Following OPEC News Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stock index futures turned higher again after news that OPEC had no plans for an extraordinary meeting.

  • 'Screwflation' and the Two-Headed Market Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 3:45 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    You can’t beat a bit of Roman mythology on a Tuesday morning, so an article by Doug Kass, the president of Seabreeze Partners Management caught my attention.

  • NYSE Trader

    Rising oil continues to trip up stocks, and the S&P 500 could take another run at the psychologically important 1300 level, while the situation shakes out.

  • More Exchange Mergers Coming: Rodgin Cohen Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:43 PM ET
    Rodgin Cohen

    The changing face of trading will drive additional mergers between various global market exchanges, H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell, told CNBC.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Technology Slides Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks closed down, although off the lows of the day, as tech stocks dragged down the market amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel sank, while McDonald's gained.

  • Stocks Ease Losses Before Close; Tech Falls Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks eased losses in the final hour of trading, although remained lower, as tech stocks fell particularly hard amid high oil prices and continued turmoil in the Middle East. Alcoa and Intel fell, while 3M rose.

  • Will California Fall Into 'The Black Hole'? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 1:58 PM ET
    Golden Gate Bridge

    California only has a short amount of time to fix its troubled economy, with a $24 billion dollar budget deficit, or else it will deteriorate to the point of no return and enter 'the black hole', Sean Egan, founding partner and president of Egan-Jones Rating company,  told CNBC on Monday.

  • Stocks Extend Losses, Led by Tech, Materials Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    Stocks extended losses amid volatility in oil prices, and as technology stocks slumped.  Disney and Alcoa fell, while Exxon rose.

  • For Hedge Fund Baron, Trial Poses a Steep Risk Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam co-founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund.

    When Raj Rajaratnam was a hedge fund baron managing billions of dollars and being lionized as one of Wall Streets savviest investors, he was asked what made him so successful. A decade later, Mr. Rajaratnam is taking the biggest calculated risk of his life. The New York Times reports.

  • Futures Up Slightly Despite Rising Oil Prices Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Monday, despite surging crude oil prices and a volatile-early morning trading session in Europe.

  • London Exchange May Seek Merger With Nasdaq: Report Sunday, 6 Mar 2011 | 12:04 PM ET
    NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, Times Square, New York, NY

    London Stock Exchange Group is considering making a takeover bid for Nasdaq OMX Group later this year, the Sunday Times reported, continuing the rapid consolidation of the world's major stock markets.

  • Stocks End Up for Week, Amid Volatility Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks edged slightly higher for the week amid wild daily swings, including on Friday, as the markets climbed back in the final minutes of the session to pare losses for the day nearly in half.

  • World of Warcraft Maker Turns 20, Looks Ahead Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
    StarCraft 2

    You might think that after creating a title that has over 12 million customers happily paying a monthly subscription fee, Blizzard Entertainment would be immune to some of the fears circling the video game industry.

  • Facebook, the social networking giant, is now valued at $65 billion and moving up 30 percent in the last six weeks, making it one of the most highly valued private companies out there today. This high valuation is a function of scarcity of shares that has created a supply, demand imbalance, according to one venture capitalist.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by Banks; Oil Prices Surge Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 11:58 AM ET

    Stocks shrugged off a handful of robust economic reports to extended losses Friday as oil prices surged amid increased violence in Libya.

  • The Quiet, Frightening Decline of Netflix Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 10:18 AM ET

    On Thursday the S&P 500 sees it’s biggest percentage and point jump since December 1, 2010 and yet the stock that is its best performer (+202 percent!) over the last 52 weeks, does not participate in the rally: Netflix spacer (NFLX). It closed down half of a percent, adding to the steady, quiet decline that has chopped $40 (18 percent) off Netflix’s stock price in 12 trading days.

  • Futures Lose Steam After February Jobs News Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures lost ground after initially rising on the news of strong job gains in February.

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