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See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
The next big risk to the markets: sellers and buyers of securities not honoring their end of the deal on mortgage-backed securities and ETFs.
The Oracle speaks, sky-rocketing oil prices, a new toy from Apple and more testimony from Helicopter Ben. Here's some of what we’re watching – and therefore you should as well.
The oil markets seem to be calling the shots now, after investors on Tuesday shrugged off Bernanke's comments and a blow-out ISM manufacturing report.
Stocks tumbled more than 1 percent in the first trading day of March as investors fretted that surging oil prices would stifle the recovery. Alcoa and GE fell, while Coca Cola rose.
What happened? Fundamentals happened. $100 oil has become a serious psychological barrier for stocks. Oil closed just shy of $100 today, the highest close since September 2008.
The drama playing out in Wisconsin and public reaction illustrates why unions have America’s governors and legislatures hog tied and states teetering on insolvency.
Stocks tumbled in the first trading day of March after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech before the Senate Banking Committee and as investors worried that rising oil prices could stifle the recovery. Caterpillar fell, while Coca Cola rose.
The dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa take a new turn every day, and it is a daily challenge for financial markets to assess a very uncertain future for the region.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's charges against ex-Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta on insider trading is yet another blow to investor confidence, Matthew Halbower, CEO and chief investment officer of hedge fund Pentwater Capital Management, told CNBC Tuesday.
Mr. Bernanke said nothing controversial, but his claims that the impact from higher oil prices is minor is certainly not striking a chord with viewers.
Silver Standard Resources has a busy week and is percolating with upside option activity.
There's no shortage of choices, but your pick should be based on savings goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.
Shares of Yoku, the Chinese Internet video company, may have been saved from a severe drop today by a new SEC rule on short selling.
SEC charges again revives interest in what exactly constitutes insider trading, and why the key phrase is "material" and "nonpublic." The SEC is alleging that a former board member of Goldman Sachs and a current member of the board of Procter & Gamble, Rajat K. Gupta, has provided information to Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon that amounts to insider trading.
Stocks have drifted lower, then come off their lows, since Mr. Bernanke's Senate Banking Committee testimony came out at 10 AM ET, but it's unlikely due to anything he said.
While the Indian stock market lost about 14 percent this year, you’re still looking at an “excellent” growth story, according to Ron Shah, managing partner at Jina Ventures.
Stocks pared losses as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before the Senate Banking Committee.
The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey may be a positive harbinger for Friday's February employment report, but it also contains another warning that inflation may be picking up. The survey's employment index, in fact, was at its highest level since 1973.
Regional banks have been outperforming the KBW bank index in the last month, and Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, said the following regional bank names are best positioned in the face of possible bad news.