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  • China Construction Bank

    Following whirlwind negotiations through the close of Asian markets Monday, Bank of America has sold about half its 10 percent stake in China Construction Bank to a handful of sovereign-wealth funds and institutions in the U.S. and Asia, $8.3 billion before taxes.

  • NYSE Morning Preview  Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on the trading day from the NYSE.

  • No One Around? Still Money to Be Made Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    OK, so Wall Street is back to work, and of course everyone is saying nobody's going to be around! Light volume. Well, maybe. Many will undoubtedly take off. But don't kid yourself: If there's money to be made, there's always going to be people around.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Personal Spending Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    Futures gained Monday, following a better-than-expected personal spending report and after a worst-case scenario was avoided over the weekend as the East Coast was hit by hurricane Irene.

  • Scrap Metal Thieves' Strangest Pursuits Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    The turmoil in financial markets over the past three years has seen volatility rising and commodity prices hitting new highs. Across the world, investors have sought to get exposure to all sorts of commodities, fleeing paper money for fear of inflation as central banks loosened monetary policy in desperate attempts to kick-start weak economies.

    Stealing of steel, copper or lead objects for the purpose of selling them as scrap metal increased during the financial crisis. Click to find out more.

  • Wall Street Is Open, but Who Will Be on Wall Street? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 7:35 AM ET

    Wall Street is open, but who will be on Wall Street? This is already one of the biggest vacation weeks of the year. Faced with the possibility of a difficult commute to work, many on Wall Street may simply opt to stay home.

  • Markets After the Storm  Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    Weighing in on Buffett's deal with Bank of America, with Robert Doll, BlackRock, who says Buffett always gets good deals, and Bill Webb, Gluskin Sheff & Associates, who says Apple is an attractive stock to enter.

  • If Gold Goes Under $1,600, Dollar Up 30%: Charts Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    If the price of gold falls below $1,600 an ounce, it could go down by nearly 30 percent from peak and the dollar could strengthen by a similar percentage, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC on Monday.

  • Want Free Gold? Maybe You Should Visit Switzerland Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The gold rush is back! As the price of gold reaches new record highs, recreational prospecting for gold has turned into an ever more popular pastime. Not just in the US or Australia, but also across parts of the Alps in Switzerland.

  • Recession Likely: Strategist  Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "We have been seeing growth coming down for some time already. We are probably going into negative territory around spring of next year; it is not for certain, but that is the most likely scenario," Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC.

  • Doubts Persist on German Role in Greek Debt Deal Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:36 AM ET

    German “bad bank” agencies holding billions of euros of Greek debt have still to decide whether to join a bond swap designed to cut Athens’ refinancing burden as part of an EU bail-out, the FT writes.

  • US Gasoline Futures Begin Trading Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 12:56 AM ET

    Gasoline futures opened slightly lower Sunday evening as East Coast refineries got through Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed.

  • Morici: Economic Impact of Hurricane Irene Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Although, initially a Category 1 hurricane and now only a tropical storm, Irene is testing flood-level records in New York City and in much of the Northeast, raising casualty loss estimates to $20 billion. Two days of lost economic activity, over a period of a week, is almost certain, and adds another $20 billion. Longer term, rebuilding and postponed business activity will make up much of the near term impact on the economy.

  • Trichet Gives Master Class in Saying Nothing Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 7:56 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    In Jackson Hole Wyoming on Saturday Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank was due to give a speech to a meeting of policy makers hosted by the Federal Reserve. As he prepared to speak the euro zone faced huge problems.

  • Can Exchanges Weather Storm? Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 9:34 PM ET
    Hurricane Irene - A CNBC Special Report

    Major flooding is possible in downtown New York City, as well as power outages. Goldman Sachs and the NYMEX are in evacuation zones—can they open Monday?

  • ConocoPhillips Shuts New Jersey Refinery Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 5:17 PM ET

    ConocoPhillips has shut down its 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery New Jersey, as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene. The company also says its terminals are shutting down until it is safe to resume operations.

  • In Battery Park City Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    Surprisingly, the area around the World Trade Center site is largely deserted, save for a few joggers and small groups of European tourists.

  • Bob Pisani: The View From Ground Zero Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 2:28 PM ET

    From the 40th floor of the Millenium Hilton, the World Trade Center site below me is oddly quiet. There are very few construction workers on site. The crane above Building 4 is directly across from me.

  • Marriage, Baby Boomers and the Case for Gold Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    This time last year, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke used a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to hint that he was about to unleash a second round of unconventional measures to get more monetary liquidity into domestic the economy.

  • The Currency Trade Behind Jackson Hole Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has spoken, and now it's European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet's turn. Here's how to trade the central banker-speak.