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  • Protestors hold an anti-President Hosni Mubarek sign in Tahrir Square during afternoon anti-government protests in central Cairo, Egypt.

    Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.

  • Stocks End Up; Dow's Best January in 14 Years Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded on Monday as investors returned to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept a cautious eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while P&G fell.

  • January Ends on Strong Note Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    A few thoughts on the markets today...

  • Stocks Add to Gains Before Close; Energy Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains in the final minutes of Monday's session as investors came back to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept an eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa rose, while P&G fell.

  • 6 Major ETFs to Watch This Week Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 3:26 PM ET

    Here are six ETFs to watch this week, from TheStreet.

  • Morici: Stagflation Just as Worrisome as Egypt Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Events in Egypt are not the only risk to the economic recovery—confidence about sovereign debt and slowing growth in Japan and Europe already pose real risks. And stagflation is peeping over the horizon.

  • Tips to Avoid Super Bowl Scams Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Football fans aren’t the only ones looking forward to the upcoming Super Bowl game between the Steelers and the Packers. Cybercriminals are just as eager for the big event.

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

    Financial markets may have taken a pause Monday after the violent swings of Friday, but it was only to let investors position themselves for a Middle East crisis that's unlikely to go away soon.

  • The Egyptian ETF: A Cautionary Tale Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 1:17 PM ET

    After a delay this morning, the Egyptian ETF—the Market Vectors Egypt Index opened up 5 percent. While this is a good sign, traders should approach the interpretation of this trading with great caution.

  • Stocks Up Modestly; Energy, Materials Gain Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks gained Monday as investors digested strong earnings and economic news, but remained queasy about the events unfolding in Egypt.  Alcoa and Travelers rose, while Intel fell.

  • Genzyme

    Genzyme and Sanofi-Aventis have reached a so called “agreement in principle” for a deal in which Sanofi will acquire Genzyme.

  • Gold to Hit Bottom This Quarter: Stock Picker Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    Gold prices slipped on Monday after posting its largest gain in eight weeks last Friday amid protests in Egypt. Michael Dudas, precious metals and mining analyst at Jefferies said he expects the precious metal to stay in a trading range with an upward bias.

  • Stocks to Watch: Delta, CVS and More ... Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Much Quieter Day Than Friday Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    Much quieter day than Friday, lighter volume, VIX still elevated but not higher than Friday.

  • On the Scene in Cairo: No Business, Just Tension Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    As the seventh day of protests continue in Egypt, business is at a standstill, tourists and foreign students are abandoning the country and Cairo is at the mercy of vigilantes, CNBC reports.

  • S&P Futures Steadily Rising Through Last Night Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 9:44 AM ET

    S&P futures have been steadily rising through most of last night and are now in positive territory. Mubarek is clearly on the outs, there is plenty of uncertainty about successors, but there is now some hope of an orderly transition...and for the moment less chance of instability spreading. Absent news, sideways is the likely course...but it could all change quickly without rapid progress.

  • Futures Gain After Exxon Results Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looked to a higher open Monday as traders shook off fears about unrest in Egypt and pushed futures higher on the strength of ExxonMobil earnings.

  • What's On: Egypt, Retirement and Gold Stocks Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

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

  • Business Leaders See Euro Zone Break-Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET
    Euro bills

    An overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders from around the world think there is a chance that one or more eurozone countries will leave monetary union over the next three years, reports the Financial Times.

  • Egypt Woes Bring Global Food Inflation Fears to Fore Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | 9:37 PM ET

    Egypt's leadership uncertainty is bringing another major economic story — global food inflation — to the fore as a key geopolitical event.