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  • Ford Shares Top NYSE Volume Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    The problem appears to be weak margins in the North American auto business due to higher costs and other factors. There was also a charge for completion of debt-conversion offers. For 2011, they expect each of its Auto operations to be profitable and expects solid profiability for Ford Credit.

  • Stocks to Watch: Medtronic, Travelers and More ... Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Gender Quota At Davos Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum is making a commitment to increase the visibility of women at Davos 2011 by instituting a gender quota.

  • Greenberg: What This New Short-Only ETF is Shorting Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
    annuities

    One part of the ETF (exchange-traded fund) story that hasn’t gotten much attention, actively managed ETFs.  Unlike most ETFs, which are really nothing more than an index, actively managed ETFs are just that—actively managed by a manager who is trying to beat the market.

  • Futures Slightly Higher on Growth in GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
    Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stock index futures traded flat to mixed Friday on a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, even though the 3.2 percent increase missed analyst expectations.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Fourth Quarter GDP Figures in Focus Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Friday's data is expected to show that economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter and that consumer sentiment is improving.

  • What's On: Oil Sector, 'Correction Protection' and Jobs Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:56 PM ET

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

  • Sara Lee Drops on No-Takeover Report (Update) Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    The company has been widely believed to be a takeover target, or that it might separately sell its meat or beverage businesses. A number of players, including Apollo Global Management and KKR, have reportedly expressed interest in a buyout. (Update)

  • Stocks Up Modestly, but End Shy of Benchmarks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell.  GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.

  • Sparkling Stock 'Diamond' Sells...Salt! Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Compass Minerals up another 2 percent today, to an historic high. Also: Why the rally in HMOs?

  • Stocks Slip From Major Benchmarks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.

  • Is Commercial Real Estate Headed for Another Bubble? Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:01 PM ET
    Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    I thought Barry Sternlicht's, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, comment about the quickening race upward in commercial real estate values is one worth noting.

  • Sara Lee Drops on No-Takeover Report Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    The company has been widely believed to be a takeover target, or that it might separately sell its meat or beverage businesses. A number of players, including Apollo Global Management and KKR, have reportedly expressed interest in a buyout.

  • A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    From a wobbly economy to escalating oil prices to global unrest, the stock market has all the classic reasons to correct, yet remains on a stubborn path higher.

  • Stocks Turn Positive; Telecom Falls; CAT Rises Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.

  • Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    Shorts rates in the U.S. and around the world have created a flow of funds into commercial real estate that's not necessarily natural, Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Egypt Unrest and Global Markets Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Most traders note that other upheavals in the Mideast — such as the Iraq war — did nothing to keep the bull market from going beginning in early 2003. However, Egypt is arguably more important than Iraq...

  • Watch S&P's New Resistance Area: Art Cashin Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    The market is currently sitting at a “critical area,” according to Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.

  • Farr: Muni Bonds Aren’t All Bad Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    The negative press has created many buying opportunities. Roughly $25 billion has flowed out of mutual funds that manage municipal bonds in the last few months. Investors appear to be selling municipal bonds in an indiscriminate fashion.

  • Stocks to Watch: CarMax, Abbott Labs and More ... Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Six in 60

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