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  • Futures Up Slightly Ahead of Open Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.

  • Next year will be  “quite good” for the private equity world, David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • AT&T Buying $2 Billion Worth of '4G' From Qualcomm Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 8:08 AM ET
    AT&T

    AT&T will buy $1.93 billion worth of wireless spectrum from Qualcomm to add capacity to its forthcoming high-speed data network, the companies said Monday.

  • What's On: Dow Transports, Halliburton and Cisco Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 7:58 AM ET

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

  • Copper May Jump 50%, Oil to Rise Above $100: Charts Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 5:56 AM ET

    The price of copper is set to see significant gains and could even jump 50 percent, while oil is also likely to see a strong rise, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Many see the S&P 500 scoring double-digit gains next year, finishing at 1400 or higher, because of a better economy, better earnings, better tone from Washington, and a better case for equities versus bonds.

  • Warren Buffett’s GE Bet for 2011 Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 6:53 PM ET

    General Electric looks promising as we head into the near future. Upward action from this U.S.-based conglomerate will mean a nice payday for investors in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Hirschhorn: 2011 Resolutions Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 6:35 PM ET

    As the year 2010 comes to an end, we start to make resolutions that will help us be better traders in 2011. Here are eleven trader resolutions you can put into play in the coming year.

  • Banks’ Unknown Risk: WikiLeaks Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 6:03 PM ET
    Julian Assange

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's threat to release five gigabytes of data revealing "flagrant violations, unethical practices" at a large U.S. bank has many wondering: What's the worst-case scenario? ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Close Up for the Week, But Off Highs Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Unusual Moves in the VIX Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 4:14 PM ET

    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a measure of the cost of buying protection on the S&P 500, is down about 10 percent this afternoon. It is unusual for the VIX to drop 10 percent in a day. What's up?

  • Vanguard Founder Critical of Some ETF Returns Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    ETFs (exchange-traded funds) may be one of the greatest marketing tools of the 21st century, but, perhaps, not the best investing tool, founder and former CEO of Vanguard, John Bogle, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Bond king Bill Gross' move into preferred stocks could act as a catalyst for an investment class struggling to regain its luster after the financial system collapse.

  • The balance of financial power is moving towards emerging markets, such as Asia and Latin America, James McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global investors, of one of the largest asset management firms, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Three Hedge Funds Stand Out in 2010 Performance Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 1:43 PM ET

    It's been an extremely choppy year for markets, and hedge funds have been no exception. Even though the S&P is on pace to be up about eleven percent, many hedge funds are lagging, with the industry average hovering closer to 4 percent, according to hedge fund research. Nonetheless, there were some standout performances.

  • Sell Bonds and Buy Stocks Now: Strategist Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Friday as concerns over the euro zone debt crisis were renewed. David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities and Don Schreiber, founder, president and CEO of WBI Investments shared their best investment plays.

  • Quadruple Witching and S&P 500 Rebalancing Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 12:08 PM ET

    The S&P 500 will be rebalanced at the close today, an event that happens four times a year. It can happen when companies buy back stock (thus increasing their weighting in the index), or when market capitalizations fall below or above certain levels.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Tech Rises, Merck Falls Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed despite further evidence of a recovering economy and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts, as strong earnings by tech leaders nudged the Nasdaq slightly higher.  Merck fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Capital Gains? No Worries Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    Portfolio moves can now be made with the knowledge that capital gains and dividend tax rates will remain at 15 percent, which means most people will want to hold onto their stock market winners.