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Stocks gained for a fifth straight session on Friday and were on track to finish their best week in nearly a year following a stronger-than-expected manufacturing reading, helping to dispel some doubts about the recovery.
Bulls have been arguing all week that the primary factors that caused the "soft patch" (higher commodity costs, Japan quake) will mitigate over time and particularly into the third quarter.
We're in a "slow growth economy and things aren't getting any better" as the second half begins, J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co., told CNBC Friday. In this environment, stick with companies specializing in health care, he says.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on the big buyout involving an education company.
It's the first big read on June, and a reading under 50 (which would indicate contraction) would likely cause a negative reaction in the markets. ISM hasn't been below 50 since July 2009.
A look ahead of the futures trading day, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Futures gained Friday, following the stock market's strongest rally since September in the previous session on the heels of stronger-than-expected economic news and over optimism that Greece's debt crisis would see a resolution.
Despite the lousy headlines, the markets are going to be on the upside next quarter. Planning an investment strategy for the second half of the year, with Mike Holland, Holland & Company, and Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management.
Discussing the asset manager's acquisition of Citi's hedge fund business, with Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital.
A look ahead at market activity for the second half of the year, with David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, and Alec Young, S&P Equity Research.
A preview of bond market activity from the CME, with Jeff Kilburg, TreasuryCurve.
During a discussion over forward planning at CNBC’s London offices on Thursday our Assignments Editor told me we have been on 103 outside broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East alone in the first half of the year.
The second half of the year should see European stocks performing positively, Michael Browne, portfolio manager, Europe at Martin Currie, told CNBC Friday.
Stocks are a buy as the cash-rich corporate sector is set to be a net buyer of equities according to Andrew Garthwaite, a global equity strategist at Credit Suisse.
A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.
A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.
Three years ago, Austan Goolsbee left his position at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to Barack Obama on his journey to the White House. Maria Bartiromo spoke to Goolsbee as he prepares to to leave his post as one of the President’s longest-serving policy advisors and return to academia.
The June manufacturing ISM has been one of the most talked about data points of the past two weeks and Friday's result is key to whether investors see the economy improving or stuck in a rut.
Discussing whether QE3 is on the horizon now that QE2 is officially over, with John Taylor, Hoover Institute, and Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research.
Oil prices finished Thursday 10 percent below where they started three months ago, despite moving higher in the month of April. In a CNBC exclusive, Maria Bartiromo interviewed Shell Oil President Marvin Odum.