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  • Airplane Takeoff

    These stocks are cleared for take off, and that's why my "Call-to-Action" is to get on board, and here's why.

  • UK, France in Longest Win Streak Since July '09 Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    Successful bond sales in Spain and Hungary have helped stabilize Europe (though Spain paid a substantially higher yield of 4.864 percent for the 10-year paper, well above the 4.045 percent previously), but S&P futures lost about 4 points when the weekly jobless claims report came in a bit higher than anticipated.

  • If you listen to Washington and New Yorkers working for bailed out institutions or in offices 100 floors above Wall Street, the recovery is weak because banks, and now small banks in particular, won't lend money to small businesses.

  • Top-Grossing Animated Movies Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 9:32 AM ET
    Bambi, The Lion King, Finding Nemo — all animated films that have become household names while breaking all sorts of records. Their state-of-the-art technologies and design made them instant classics and some of the top-grossing movies of all time.Here, we've compiled the top 10 highest grossing animated movies, offering a behind-the-scenes view of their groundbreaking technology, from Disney's earliest full-length animated movie to Disney Pixar's newest releases. See why these movies changed th

    See why these movies changed the way animated movies are made, and broke box-office records in the process.

  • Inspector General to Slam MMS on Spill: Report Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    off shore oil rig

    The Minerals Management Service, the agency in charge of regulating offshore drilling in the US, has investigated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in a “completely backwards” manner, according to remarks expected to be made Thursday to a Congressional panel by Mary L. Kendall, the acting inspector general of Interior, the Wall Street Journal reported

  • Analyst Watch: BP Hearing, Natural Resources Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

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

  • This Chipmaker has Further Room to Run: Traders Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 7:47 AM ET

    Xilinx has been on a tear recently, and the bulls apparently think that it has further to run.

  • Betting on Asia's Domestic Consumption Story Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 6:30 AM ET

    There is no reason not to be a 100% invested in emerging markets in Asia, believes Roman Scott, managing director at Calamander Capital, citing that he is bullish on the region's domestically-driven economies.

  • BP is back in the hot seat Thursday as its embattled CEO testifies before Congress on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, but market focus will likely move back to U.S. economic data and the path of the euro.

  • Futures Up as Auction Soothes EU Fears Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 5:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose Thursday after a successful bond auction in Spain helped quell fears about European debt contagion.

  • The WPO Circuit Breaker: What Happened Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Washington Post (WPO) was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07 ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. ...It is likely not an accident that the first circuit breaker was tripped...

  • One Stock 'Christens' the Circuit Breakers Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    The circuit breakers get christened. The Washington Post was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07pm ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. Suddenly, there were three trades over $900 off the NYSE floor...

  • Stocks Flop as FedEx Skids; BP Gains Over 1% Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks ended a rocky session flat Wednesday as a drop in housing starts and disappointing outlook from FedEx offset a strong industrial-production report. BP shares rose after the company agreed to halt its dividend.

  • What Coming Wave of Corporate Debt Means to Investors Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    An estimated $1.7 trillion in corporate is coming due. While this is bad news for companies struggling to recover in a wobbly economy, this could be good news for investors.

  • $20 Billion Gulf Fund, Good for Investors? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    With up to 60,000 barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf on a daily basis, the $20 billion Gulf fund may be something worthwhile for investors.

  • What is the likelihood of a market double-dip and how should investors be prepared? Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager of Croft Value Fund and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds shared their insights.

  • Is FedEx a Bad Omen for Earnings Season? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Earnings have topped expectations since the year began but a disappointing outlook from FedEx raised concern that more companies may follow. Is it a sign that a double-dip is coming?

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Investors overreacted to the European debt problems and continue to let memories from the credit crisis exert too much emotional influence on their decisions, a panel of fund managers said Wednesday.

  • Stocks Rebound, Led by Techs; FedEx Skids Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 2:28 PM ET

    Stocks recovered as techs rose and after a report that BP had agreed to place about $20 billion in escrow to pay claims resulting from the oil spill.

  • Pimco Making Foray Into BP Bonds: Bill Gross Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 2:20 PM ET

    Bond giant Pimco has begun buying the high-yield debt of battered energy company BP, Pimco CIO Bill Gross told CNBC.