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  • March of the Profitless IPOs Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    Expect to see highly leveraged, profitless deals as private equity looks to exit into a market that appears interested mostly in the trade, not the company.

  • Feeling Helpless? Try 'Picking Your ETF Spots' Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Although corporate America is clearly feeling better, Americans outside of finance are still feeling the pain. Markets are trading in a tight range. It could be this way for awhile, but you’re not helpless: Just pick your spots and look for those areas that are delivering. We’ve found a few recently.

  • Ad Spending Seeing 'Double-Digit' Growth: Agency CEO Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 2:53 PM ET

    Clients have taken a point of view that said "if we invest now in a stable environment—with moderate growth as the expectation—then we are going to pick up share," the CEO of MDC Partners said.

  • "One reason why the equity market is struggling of late is because you can only drive and gaze through the rear-view mirror for so long," one market pro says of weak GDP growth.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Don Schreiber, founder, president and CIO of WIB, and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared their best plays.

  • Warner Chilcott's Special Cash Dividend Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    Warner  is a product of a leveraged buyout—it does trade, but is still owned in part by private equity. Perhaps this is the reason for the significant size of the leverage recap.

  • Will Internet Sales Tax Become Law? Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Stocks See-Saw After Economic Reports Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks see-sawed after economic readings on consumer sentiment and business activity offset disappointment with a lower-than-expected GDP report.

  • Li Lu

    Charlie Munger has told the Wall Street Journal that "in my mind, it is a foregone conclusion" that Chinese investor Li Lu will become one of Berkshire Hathaway's top decision makers on investments.  Based on hints in the article from Buffett himself, that could happen sooner rather than later.

  • Equity Markets Are Still Looking Cheap: Chief Investor Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:14 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses on Friday after a better-than-expected consumer sentiment reading. They initially opened lower after US government reports that showed economic growth slowed in the second quarter. What does this mean for the markets going forward?

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Halliburton, Expedia and More... Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:58 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Morici: What Today’s GDP Report Really Says Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    The White House is pumping sunshine—the economy is in tough shape. Fourth quarter GDP numbers show the economy is not growing fast enough to create jobs and bring down unemployment.

  • We Will Avoid Double-Dip—Invest Here: Art Hogan Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Friday after the US government said the economy grew in the second quarter but at a slower pace than some had anticipated. Arthur "Art" Hogan, director of global equity product at Jefferies shared his market outlook.

  • Yoshikami: Microsoft's Victory Chant Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft spacer hosted its annual analyst day in Redmond yesterday, laying out its plans to dominate the consumer electronics market as well as convince investors that the company is on track to re-energize growth. But many questions remain for this technology giant.

  • Big Bullish Bet on Natural Gas Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 9:56 AM ET

    A large trader turned bullish on Ultra Petroleum late Thursday ahead of its earnings report Friday morning. OptionMonster's real-time systems detected a single print of 8,000 August 45 calls bought for $1.15. The unusual volume dwarfed the strike's daily average of 172 calls...

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    It sure was when it came to the integrated oil names. Exxon Mobil stock had become a whipping boy for "closet-indexing" money managers, who fretted about having exposure to the space, and risk arbitrageurs, who were selling (XOM) on fears it might buy BP.

  • What's On: Hogan's Picks, Beltway Drama, Budget Cuts Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

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

  • Analyst Watch: Buy These Stocks Into Market Weakness Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 8:14 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Put money to work in equities and pick companies with strong levels of cash flow, advised James Holt, vice president of Blackrock Investment Management.

  • Marc Faber Questions if Dow Could Hit 1,000 Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    "It is likely that if the Dow where to fall by more than 20 percent from the present level there would be further massive fiscal and monetary stimulus packages – not just in the US but worldwide," Faber said.