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  • Takeover Deals Slowdown     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports risk arbitrageurs have hit a rough spot, including Lundin Mining's failure to find an acceptable takeover bid.

  • Get Ready for LinkedIn Options     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:04 AM ET

    Options in social networking company LinkedIn will be listed on U.S. exchanges, starting today, with Will Duff Gordon, Data Explorers.

  • The 'See-Over Trade' Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    At an event last night to raise money for a fine charity, Wounded Warriors Family Support, a roomful of hedge fund traders were talking about the two big questions: 1) what the Fed will do post-QE2, and 2) why the market is holding up so well despite Europe and signs of a slowing economy in the U.S.

  • Forget Greece, China Key for Euro: Analyst Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    Those fearing the effects of Greece’s parlous economic state on the euro shouldn’t worry as long as the currency has support from China, according to a currency analyst.

  • U.S. Personal Spending & Income     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Personal spending is up in April as well as the PCE price index. Insight with Douglas Holtz Eakin, CNBC's Rick Satelli & Steve Liesman.

  • What's On: G8, Summer Shorts and Goldman's Call Friday, 27 May 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

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

  • Dow Down Four Weeks     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 7:07 AM ET

    The end of QE2, oil prices and a possible economic slowdown are spooking investors to sell, says Noah Blackstein, Dynamic Mutual Funds.

  • Despite "a machine gun" being taken to equity markets this year, the asset class' longer term poor performance has masked its considerable resilience, Guy Monson, fund manager at Sarasin & Partners, said.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.

  • Gold: The Bulls and the Bears Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:32 AM ET
    Gold bars

    It’s the classic safe haven in a crisis, but as gold consistently trades at around the $1,500 per ounce mark, is it now overpriced?

  • Commentary: Egypt's Second Revolution Starts Here Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    It feels strange to be on a flight back to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, to cover what’s been dubbed Egypt’s Second Revolution. The last one, which brought down the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, was just over three months ago.

  • A Fraud Played Out on Family and Friends Friday, 27 May 2011 | 2:51 AM ET
    Sun Valley, Idaho

    Never mind that he was a multimillionaire. Daren Palmer was quick to carry furniture when someone in his congregation was moving. He volunteered at the church farm. He got down on his knees to clean the sanctuary. Yet this week, Mr. Palmer, 42, agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he ran a $78 million Ponzi scheme, reports the NYT.

  • Commentary: The Nature of Investors Has Changed Friday, 27 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    If in doubt, blame speculators. That has been the popular political mantra in recent years whenever commodity and energy prices have soared. And events have now poured more fuel on the fire., according to the FT.

  • New data on the consumer and housing greet what promise to be thinly traded markets Friday, ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.

  • Goldman’s Oil-Trade Reversal: Puzzle for Investors Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    You know, a guy could get suspicious. Goldman Sachs has reversed its commodity stance, particularly on oil and copper, a mere six weeks after reporting the huge headwinds of demand destruction, declining China growth and moderating Middle East and North Africa strife. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • No Huddle Offense     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains whether rising fuel costs will slip up the fragile recovery.

  • Lightning Round OT     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Lightning Round     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Some Economists Expect Recovery Later This Year Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    "We can put our finger on the problems, and they're temporary, I think," says one economist. "Oil prices were a blow. You can see that in the consumer spending numbers in Q1, and prices are coming back down."

  • Mad Money, May 26, 2011     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.