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  • Stocks End Sharply Lower as Oil Prices Tumble Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled 1 percent after three days of gains as a hike in oil and gas inventories triggered a selloff in commodities amid worries of a slowdown in global growth.

  • Stocks Holding Sharp Losses Before Close Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses but remained sharply lower after three days of gains as commodities sank, triggered by an uptick in oil and gasoline inventories against a backdrop of worries over Greek debt and the health of China's economy.

  • IPOs: What an Ugly Day! Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    First, China Zenix Auto International (ZX), the largest commercial wheel manufacturer in China, doesn't even price..!

  • Can Retail Keep Rolling?   Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:46 PM ET
    Can Retail Keep Rolling?

    Discussing the "big picture" outlook on the retail sector, with Jeff Blaeser, Morgan Joseph retail analyst. Retailers have reduced their costs over the last two years, he says.

  • Gasoline Futures Tumble   Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    Gasoline Futures Tumble

    Oil gets close to trading below $99 a barrel, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Allen Good, Morningstar senior equity analyst, weighs in. Low inventories should support prices this summer, he says.

  • Energy Commodities: Greater Supply, Lower Demand Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

    Stocks are lower as gasoline futures hit limit down ($0.25) , and were halted for 5 minutes. Crude was also halted. Crude supplies showed an unexpected gain. Refiners are getting hit particularly hard. Why are stocks down?

  • Farr: 614 Points in 7 Days Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    This is what a market turning point looks and feels like. We won’t know for sure whether it is a significant turning point until it unfolds. This is another way of suggesting that a storm is upon us and we can’t assess damages until it has passed.

  • Hedge Fund Titan & the SALT Conference   Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Hedge Fund Titan & the SALT Conference

    Discussing the impact of the Rajaratnam guilty verdict on the hedge fund community and future investment strategies, with hedge fund investor, Jamie Dinan, York Capital chairman/CEO.

  • Raj Guilty Verdict Reax from SALT Conference   Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Raj Guilty Verdict Reax from SALT Conference

    Insight on today's guilty verdict at the Raj Rajaratnam trial and its impact on the hedge fund industry, with Jonathan Urfrig, U Capital Group managing partner. Also, CNBC's Kate Kelly with an update on AIG's smaller than expected Re-IPO.

  • Still a Good Time for Equities—Buy These: Pros Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    It’s still a good time for investors to get into stocks, said Keith Wirtz, president and CIO of Fifth Third Asset Management, and Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of YCMNET Advisors.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Energy; Disney Sinks Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks skidded amid sliding oil prices and mixed earnings results after rising the three previous sessions.

  • Rajaratnam Ripples: How Public May Be Hurt Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 11:26 AM ET

    Rajaratnam guilty on all 14 counts of conspiracy and securities fraud. The Raj Rajaratnam verdict has generated some desk chatter but has no relevance to market activity: Most traders had no sympathy for Rajaratnam in the first place.

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    With widespread complicity by individual citizens and state governments, U.S. immigration laws have about as much meaning as speed limits on highways. Some people get caught but most don’t.

  • Surprises: Retail Strong, China Weaker? Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    Macy's got the retail earnings season off to a strong start: $0.30, well above the $0.18 consensus. Commodities sliding. And Chinese IPOs look worse and worse.

  • Futures Trade Mixed After Trade Deficit News Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock index futures continued to trade mixed Wednesday after news the nation's trade deficit widened to the biggest gap in March since last June.

  • What's On: Visa, Skechers, AIG, Marriott Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • 'I Will Be Shorting US Bonds': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 8:13 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Veteran investor Jim Rogers said on Wednesday he plans to short US bonds and sees more currency turmoil in the markets this fall.

  • Bank of England Raises Medium-Term Inflation Forecast Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 6:11 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England raised its medium-term inflation forecast to just under 2 percent in its May inflation report, potentially paving the way for a November rate rise.

  • Investor Appetite for Risk Boosts Goldman Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:22 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Goldman Sachs said its traders lost money on only one day in the last quarter, underlining how volatile markets and investors’ appetite for risk have helped revive Wall Street’s biggest source of revenue, reported the FT.

  • Pace of UK Growth Under Threat Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:44 PM ET

    Britain's economy is unlikely to grow as fast as before the financial crisis because its most productive sectors have been hardest hit, jeopardising government plans to cut the deficit, reports the FT.