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  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Put Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • Trader Pens Market Outlook—With Dinner in Mind Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    Long-time NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari delivers his stream-of-conscious thoughts about the Fed, the economy and the markets to customers each morning, along with his recipe-of-the-day.

  • LinkedIn: The Options Play Now Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    Even the most bullish of prospective buyers have become wary of the name. But rather than an outright purchase of shares, this provides a classic example of a situation where options can provide a better risk/reward proposition.

  • Futures Sink After Disappointing Jobs News Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures tumbled after news that job growth in May was far less than estimates that had been revised down already.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • World's Biggest Aluminum Maker Sees Price at $2,700 Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:56 AM ET

    Aluminum will average $2,700 per ton for the year, the deputy chief executive of Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum company, told CNBC in an interview Friday.

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    Markets are heading back to the "bad old days of 2010", with investors trading off headlines, rather than fundamentals and correlations between asset classes strengthening, according to research by ConvergEx.

  • Bond Vigilantes Wrong on US Debt: Economist Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Investors like PIMCO’s Bill Gross predict the rally in Treasurys will have to come to an end sooner rather than later, but one economist predicts the yield on the 10 year bond will hit 2.5 percent.

  • Big Tobacco Still Smoking, but For How Long? Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    Tobacco companies have long been the defensive stock of choice for investors, offering strong dividends and generating large amounts of cash. But as austerity packages bite and household budgets are squeezed, some analysts have questioned the continued health of the sector.

  • The economy's shift into low gear likely made for a worrisome decline in job growth in May.Economists forecast nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were added in May than in April, which had job growth of 244,000.

  • Investor Alert: More Fed Stimulus Coming? Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 7:59 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    One reason the U.S. may continue to be an attractive investment market is its monetary policy. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Lightning Round     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • D Conference: Startups Cashing in on Content Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    Social media isn't the only hot category here at the "All things D" conference. Some of the hottest companies here are focused on content — helping consumers navigate the nearly infinite content out there and access exactly what they're looking for.

  • Groupon

    Groupon revealed some striking growth — revenue of $644.7 million in the first quarter of 2011, up from $44.2 million in the first quarter of 2010, and just $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2009.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks lost steam in the last few minutes of trading to close mixed Thursday ahead of the government's monthly jobs figure and after EU officials said no agreement has been reached on additional funding for Greece.

  • US Small Business Hiring Stalls in May: NFIB Survey Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    After steady job creation in February and March, the average number of net new jobs slipped in May from 0.17 per independent business to 0.01, according to survey results from the National Federation of Business.

  • Wal-Mart Shareholders Need One Question Answered Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    In May, Wal-Mart reported its eighth consecutive quarterly decline in U.S. same-store sales. While this can, in part, be blamed on the difficulties facing its cash-strapped core shopper, several internal gaffes have also led to the company's struggles at home. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Close on Greece Fears Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded from earlier lows, but wavered ahead of the close Thursday ahead of the government's monthly jobs figure and after EU officials said no agreement has been reached on additional funding for Greece.

  • Farr: Stocks Are Falling! It Must Be Re-Run Season Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    We think that by late fall, the Fed will find some new disguise to renew asset purchases in an attempt to help along our baby biker.