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  • US Warns Russia Over Investor Risk Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden

    The US vice-president has warned Russia it risks scaring away investors unless it moves to strengthen the rule of law and introduce political reforms.

  • AIG Offers $15.7 Billion to Buy Back Subprime Portfolio Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 6:04 PM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    American International Group offered on Thursday to buy back, for $15.7 billion cash, mortgage-backed securities the U.S. government had taken off the bailed-out insurer's hands during the financial crisis.

  • On the day that coffee giant Starbucks announced the partnership with single-serve provider Green Mountain, Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz, stopped short of saying how much investors could expect from the arrangement, but called it a “major opportunity,” whose economics would be accreted next year.

  • Stocks Plunge Amid Widespread Global Jitters Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session lows, and below psychologiclaly important levels, as global worries triggered by European sovereign debt and a slowing in Chinese growth escalated after news of violence against protesters in Saudia Arabia. Caterpillar and Exxon led decliners, while McDonald's rose.

  • Cachet of I.S.S. Questioned with M&A Departure Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    Institutional Shareholder Services, the biggest proxy advisor firm, may be losing its expert grip. One of its key executives just left the firm: Qin Tuminelli, who spearheaded the mergers and acquisitions research.  Tuminelli’s leaving comes just a year after the exit of Chris Young, who, as head of M&A and proxy contest research, held the signature slot on most I.S.S. opinions.

  • Video Game Investors Brace for Another Bad Month Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Call of Duty Black Ops

    With a weak slate of titles, February is shaping up to be another negative month for the video game industry.

  • Futures Fall Further After News on Trade, Jobs Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures extended moved even lower after the government released disappointing news on trade data and jobless claims.

  • Tripoli Pours Old Notes Back in Circulation Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:41 AM ET
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    Libya’s central bank has ordered banks to recirculate old currency in the first sign that the oil-rich north African state is facing liquidity problems amid international efforts to freeze the regime’s assets, reports the Financial Times.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Citi Dividend Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Wealthy Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expressed confidence in Citigroup's earnings potential and also called for the bank to issue a dividend to shareholders.

  • Wall Street sign

    Stocks seem locked in a trading band of indecision, as traders await the next development from the Middle East or economic news that could move the market forward.

  • Stocks End Lower on Bull Market Anniversary Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed slightly lower after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It's ... the Loonie! Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Thanks to higher oil prices and a gradually improving U.S. economic outlook, the Canadian dollar is riding high.

  • Stocks Weaken Ahead of Close; Energy Falls Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower in the final minutes of trading after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • Stocks Turn Lower, Led by Materials; IBM Up Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as oil prices steadied, and as the S&P 500 marked the beginning of a two-year bull market. IBM and Merck rose, while DuPont fell.

  • Futures Trade Lower as Oil Prices Rise Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    U.S. index futures pointed to a modestly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday, the two-year anniversary of the market trough of the financial crisis.

  • Concerns Over Latest EU Bank Stress Tests Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.

  • A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    Wall Street's bull enters its third year with a furrowed brow. Middle East tensions, soaring oil prices, combined with worries surrounding Europe's weakest sovereigns are powerful hurdles facing the young bull.

  • 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.

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