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  • Roth or Regular IRA? Only Time May Tell Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Personal income taxes are likely to rise as lawmakers grapple with the country’s deficit. That's why some investors are opting for Roth IRAs and betting on paying a lower tax rate now. Not so fast, experts say.

  • Should You Have Confidence in Trusts? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
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    You don’t have to be Warren Buffett to leave money to your family in trusts. There are tools to assist those with even modest wealth to reduce tax exposure, and protect and transfer assets.

  • Tackling Taxes Head On Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    If you're weary of focusing on holiday gifts and company parties, you may want to give some attention to another end-of-year ritual: tax-planning.

  • Microsoft as the Quiet Disrupter? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Isn't this press release from Microsoft the one we expected from Apple?

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Now that the euro has bankrupted Greece and pushed Italy and other Mediterranean states to the brink, Angela Merkel proposes tough, EU-administered disciplines on national deficits.

  • Futures Rally Amid Euro Zone Optimism Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Futures jumped Monday as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet ahead of a key summit and after Italy's new government unveiled austerity measures.

  • Legendary Deal Makers on Euro Crisis Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    Legendary Deal Makers on Euro Crisis

    Discussing whether the IMF will become the "ultimate funder" to a troubled EU, with Richard LeFrak, The LeFrak Organization, and Wilbur Ross & Co., WL Ross, and the Squawk Box crew.

  • Oil Price Between $90 and $100 is Reasonable: BP CEO

    Robert Dudley, CEO of BP, told CNBC, "there are economic storm clouds clearly on the horizon but demand is holding up for oil and gas."

  • Week Ahead: Market Will Be Watching Europe Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 9:07 PM ET
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    All eyes will be on Europe in the week ahead as leaders there are expected to offer some of the most concrete plans yet for solving their debt crisis.

  • How to Trade on the European Union Summit Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 7:32 PM ET
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    Expectations are high for the upcoming European Union summit. Here's how to trade if reality falls short.

  • 5 Holiday Stock Picks Sure to Please Investors Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 7:17 PM ET

    Holiday sales have been a bright spot in an otherwise depressing economy. That means some stocks may outperform others when the final tally is registered at the end of this month.

  • 6 Small-Cap Stocks That May Rise Up to 82 Percent Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:57 PM ET
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    In a research report released this week, S&P Capital IQ analysts recommends six stocks that the ratings firm thinks will gain operating leverage and will reap profits. TheStreet.com details why S&P thinks these companies’ shares are bargains.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post 7% Weekly Gain Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flatline in thin trading Friday, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend following a robust rally all week. Still, all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7 percent for the week.

  • Cramer Spouts Off on Natural Gas Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Cramer Spouts Off on Natural Gas

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer extols the virtues of natural gas energy, and talks to Josh Mandel, Ohio state treasurer, about why he is in favor of drilling in Ohio's Utica shale.

  • Lightning Round Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

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

  • Stocking Stuffer Stock: McDonald's Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Stocking Stuffer Stock: McDonald's

    Cramer says McDonald's gives investors a terrific 2012 and 2013 story with a consistent dividend; so wait for the pullback, and then do some buying.

  • Cramer's Bargain Stock: Comverse Technology Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's Bargain Stock: Comverse Technology

    When investors speculate, says Mad Money's Cramer, there's nothing better than a tarnished stock where management brings out value by breaking up the company, and that's Comverse in a nutshell.

  • Cramer's Game Plan for Next Week Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Game Plan for Next Week

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer lays out his game plan for next week, and says if the rally in Spanish and Italian bonds continue, then investors should consider buying in the retail sector on days when the market dips.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including Europe plays & banking shorts.

  • Why My JC Penney Call Could be Wrong Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
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    My prediction that next year J.C. Penney will be the hottest retail stock got a ton of pushback. None was as well-reasoned as Brian McGough, Managing Director of the Retail Sector at Hedgeye Risk Management.