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  • AutoNation CEO Talks Sales, Auto Show     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Auto industry executives are streaming into New York this week for the auto show. Mike Jackson, chairman & CEO of AutoNation, offers insight.

  • Fast Food Stock Plays     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Burger King is spending about $750 million over the next 12 months to introduce 10 new items across the country. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar restaurant analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst, weigh in on how to play the fast food space.

  • How an Acquisition Fund Burnishes Reputations Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Most museum collections depend on the kindness of benefactors who donate only paintings they own or like. At a few lucky institutions, donors have established funds dedicated to new, and important, acquisitions.

  • Should Philanthropy Be Anonymous? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    World in Hand

    Trevor Neilson, president of Global Philanthropy Group, argues that putting a face to big donations inspires others and raises the profile of charitable giving.

  • Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, and Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock fixed income chief investment strategist, discuss BlackRock's quarterly asset allocation report. "I would be overweight emerging markets and overweight the U.S.," says Doll.

  • Lotto Advice from 7-Time Lottery Winner     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    The Mega Millions Jackpot now stands at $640M and Richard Lustig, a 7-time lottery winner, discusses what to do if you win.

  • Dividends vs. Buybacks     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on tonight's lottery drawing for $640M and whether investors should safeguard their money in dividend stocks or companies who are buying back shares, with Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds CIO and Barry James, James Advantage Funds president.

  • Energy Industry Keeps Markets Strong Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    Residential real estate in Texas and other central states is a well-oiled machine. Literally — energy production in the central U.S. has helped bolster the region’s economies, and that has translated to the local housing markets.

  • Major Markets Looking Up Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    In cities like Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque, inventory is down, traffic is up and prices are stabilizing.

  • Smaller Cities Leading the Rebound Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Sales are up, inventory down, but prices are generally still weak.  If you're looking for a success story, however, try Grand Rapids, Mich., Cedar Falls , Iowa and Green Bay, Wis.

  • Washington D.C. and Its Suburbs Prime Attraction Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Thanks to high gasoline prices, today's home buyers want to be close in. D.C., with so many  thriving suburbs and an expansive Metro system, offers ample opportunity.

  • Survival of the Biggest Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    An improving jobs outlook in Northern California, continued low mortgage rates and the ongoing influx of new residents into the Golden State provide support to a healing housing market.

  • Spring Selloff?     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    Tech and financials are vying for the top performing sector this year. Is this where investors should be putting their money? Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners LP, and Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics, discuss.

  • Nike Sues Reebok     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Nike's suit claims Reebok does not have license to use Tebow's name, with CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Forecast for Stocks & Economy     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Stocks are hitting new highs, but unemployment is still high and gas prices are soaring. Where does the economy and the markets go from here? CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.

  • Saks CEO on High-End Sales Growth     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Insight on why high-end retailers are still holding up well despite surging gas prices, with Steve Sadove, Saks chairman/CEO.

  • Jack Welch on Inflation and Gas Prices     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    I am seeing a slowdown from January to March on short-cycle businesses, says Jack Welch former GE chairman/CEO and Jack Welch Management Institute founder. Welch discusses gas prices impacting business and consumer spending, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Consumer Confidence Slides     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has March consumer confidence data and Richmond Fed Index.

  • Strong Recovery a 'Substantial Possibility': Summers Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 5:26 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    After the false starts of 2010 and 2011, the U.S. economy may finally be on the path toward a strong recovery, Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.

  • Uniform Maker Cintas Grows With Economy     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Shares of uniform maker Cintas are on the rise as the company reports nearly a 30% increase in Q3 profit. Scott Farmer, the company's CEO, explains what's behind growth.