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  • Futures Slightly Pare Gains After Payroll News Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures slightly pared gains ahead of the open Wednesday after ADP reported strong gains in private-sector employment.

  • Fear and Good News for Q1 Stocks Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Could there possibly be a bigger wall of worry than what we have now? If you would have said we would be dealing with a Japanese earthquake that has created a nuclear crisis, many Middle Eastern countries on the brink of radical political change, and continuing uncertainty about Europe's debt crisis, most traders would not have bet the S&P would be up 4.9 percent.

  • Jim Rogers: Oil to Rise; Nuclear Energy Will Come Back Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 5:52 AM ET
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    Japan's nuclear disaster is going to increase demand for natural gas and oil for a while and oil prices will rise but the world cannot do without nuclear energy yet, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Expand List of 'Systemic' Banks: HSBC Chairman Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
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    Regulators should include more than 80 banks in their list of global financial institutions of systemic importance that need tighter regulation and higher capital requirements, Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC, has urged, reports the Financial Times.

  • VIX Shows Investors Are Upbeat; But They Shouldn't Be Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?

  • What's On: Big Caps, Steel and Elizabeth Arden's CEO Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 11:21 PM ET

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

  • Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 30.

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    "It all comes down to Friday and the non-farm payrolls," said one market-watcher. "What if it comes in at 120,000, or 130,000, and unemployment goes back up to 9 percent? There's going to be a tremendous amount of resistance on the part of the FOMC to give it up."

  • Stocks End Higher on Thin Volume; Energy Up Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended just off the highs of the day Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple of  weak economic reports, as energy and telecom gained.  Home Depot rose, while HP fell.

  • Hotter IPO Story than Apollo: China's Qihoo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
  • Stocks Hold Gains Ahead of Close; Telecom Up Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks gained Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple weak economic reports, as energy and retail stocks moved higher.

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer   Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:32 PM ET
    Stop Trading:  Jim Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer with the latest stocks on his radar screen.

  • Exploring Their Options Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET
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    Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.

  • Many Unhappy Returns Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
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    Assuming you have been unable to achieve paperless perfection, managing household records can be tricky — never mind, time consuming — business, even for the uber organized.  Follow these rules.

  • This home-selling season is going to disappoint investors relative to expectations, said Buck Horne, housing and real estate analyst at Raymond James.

  • Assessing Asia’s A-List Markets Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look  poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.

  • Dinos of the Dow   Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:34 PM ET
    Dinos of the Dow

    CNBC's Brian Shactman take a look at some big names that have been booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • No Housing Bottom Yet Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:13 PM ET

    The market has properly seen through what appears to be a positive earnings report from builder Lennar. The key metric, orders, were poor. Orders were down 12 percent YOY, while the backlog (future orders) were down 12 percent.

  • Where to Invest Amid Choppy Markets: Strategist Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Get ready for an increase in market volatility, said Joseph Duran, CEO and co-founder of United Capital Financial Partners.

  • Call of the Day: Molycorp   Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    Call of the Day: Molycorp

    A look at the boost in Molycorp stock with Mike Gambardella, JPMorgan analyst.