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    If you can glance away from the mess in Europe, you'll notice some currency-moving issues starting to simmer.

  • Caterpillar Q3: Cashing In?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 3:10 PM ET
    Caterpillar Q3: Cashing In?

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman & CEO, shares insight on the company earnings, and why he remains bullish on the growth forecasts for metals and mining.

  • Oil's Index Investors May Now See Positive Returns Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 2:21 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    U.S. oil futures are at a 2 1/2 month high. In addition to China manufacturing data and more optimism over an eventual EU debt deal, traders are covering short positions in commodities after more comments from a Federal Reserve official about the possibility of further monetary easing ahead.

  • Treasury Building

    Dealers and traders have been approached with plans to issue a floating-rate Treasury note that would let investors profit should rates go up and allow the US to restructure its debt even more.

  • Can You Trust the Rally?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:21 PM ET
    Can You Trust the Rally?

    Stocks are moving higher on stronger than expected earnings from Caterpillar. Can you trust this rally? David Hefty, Hefty Wealth Partners, and Ned Riley, Riley Asset Management, discuss.

  • Another US Downgrade Imminent?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:51 PM ET
    Another US Downgrade Imminent?

    Zach Karabell, Fast Money contributor, discusses BofA Merrill Lynch's forecast that the US could see another credit downgrade.

  • Retail Stocks on Fire   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Retail Stocks on Fire

    A look at retail stocks like Nike, Limited and Ralph Lauren, with the Fast Money crew.

  • How Likely is Google Takeover of Yahoo?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:35 PM ET
    How Likely is Google Takeover of Yahoo?

    Google is reportedly considering a bid for Yahoo, talking to a couple of PE firms about helping finance a deal, with Colin Gillis, sr. technology analyst at BGC Partners. He also weighs in on Apple stock.

  • Is the "Pretty Girl Index" Getting Ugly? Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    They're the momentum stocks the market is in love with, you've thought about buying, fantasized about shorting, and have probably lost money doing it — especially lately.

  • Your Trade for the Bank of Japan Meeting Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    Investors pass by an electric board showing the figure of Nikkei stock average in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Bank of Japan meets this Thursday, and more easy-money policies could lie ahead - but this strategist says betting against the yen is a mistake.

  • Netflix on the Ropes?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
    Netflix on the Ropes?

    Netflix is said to be adding 4.97 million subscribers in Q3. But why is there chatter that the company is on the ropes? Tony Wible, analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, weighs in.

  • China's Manufacturing Index Rebounds   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    China's Manufacturing Index Rebounds

    China's PMI is positive for the first time in four months. Brian Kelly, Fast Money contributor, explains why China will not have a so-called hard landing. Rich Ilczyszyn, of MF Global, also weighs in.

  • Oracle to Buy RightNow for $1.5B   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Oracle to Buy RightNow for $1.5B

    Insight on Oracle's strategy, with Joel Fishbein, Lazard Capital Markets managing director/senior technology analyst.

  • Groupon Goes Deal Hunting   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Groupon Goes Deal Hunting

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg, Kayla Tausche, and David Faber discuss Groupon's gearing up to launch its IPO next week with its road show today, hoping to attract interest from investors.

  • Faber Report: Cigna Acquiring HealthSpring   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Faber Report: Cigna Acquiring HealthSpring

    CNBC's David Faber has the details on Cigna's plans to acquire HealthSpring and Sara Lee selling a majority of its North American coffee and tea business for $350 million.

  • CAT Q3 Earnings Beat Street Estimates   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 8:15 AM ET
    CAT Q3 Earnings Beat Street Estimates

    A breakdown of Caterpillar Q3 earnings and outlook, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, who says that companies have adjusted to a slow-growth economy.

  • Why Groupon Is Technically Insolvent Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 7:39 AM ET
    Groupon Live

    A reading of Groupon's latest filing raises plenty of red flags for investors looking to buy into the company's IPO. Herb Greenberg reports.

  • Equity Profits to Get Tougher?   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 7:33 AM ET
    Equity Profits to Get Tougher?

    De-leveraging is having a dramatic impact on most of the world's economic activity, says Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon Investment Management CEO, who says companies are benefiting from low interest rates, which explains strong earnings.

  • A trader monitors exchange rates in a dealing room at the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul on October 4, 2011.

    Asian financial markets have shown in recent months that they remain extremely vulnerable to economic shocks, but some investors have been riding this volatility, using the selloff to shop for cheap stocks and bonds and investing in esoteric products to profit from the turmoil.

  • Europe Hijacks Investor Focus—The Countdown Is On Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 8:35 PM ET
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for a meeting on debt crisis on August 16, 2011 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris.

    "It's going to be an unrelaxing weekend, with one eye looking over the shoulder at what's going on overseas," one strategist said. Plus a big earnings week.