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  • Why Investors Should Still Own Gold: Strategist Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    Despite gold’s recent correction, investors should still look into ways to get into the precious metal as it will soon see a rally, said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research.

  • Beware China's Overheated Economy and Stock Market Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    The risk of a hard landing in China is growing. It is now clear that Beijing is going to have to intensify its efforts to slow down the economy, because new figures show growth soaring past forecasts and inflation slowing less than expected.

  • US Companies Winning Big From Better China Relations Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
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    Despite the public relations reality of the China-US trade deals,  the $45 billion is real money, and some high-profile companies are now a lot better positioned in China than they were a week ago.

  • Heating Up: Jobs, Banks, China Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    Initial and continuing jobless claims both came in a bit lighter than expected. China's hot economic growth — Q4 GDP grew 9.8 percent, higher than expected — has put pressure on global markets, already concerned about inflation and higher rates.

  • Futures Ease Losses on Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 9:28 AM ET

    US stock futures eased losses after an unexpectedly large jobless in weekly jobless claims.

  • What's On: Earnings, Dole and Apple's Next Move Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

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

  • There has already been a ton written about Demand Media, next week’s big IPO.  It’s likely to get a lot of attention if for no other reason: At its expected price range of $14 to $16 valuation of around $1 billion—the highest Internet/media company valuation since Google, according to Paul Bard of Renaissance Capital.

  • Technicians See Dip as Buying Opportunity Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:05 PM ET

    Modest across-the-board weakness today. Predictably, the groups with some of the healthiest gains recently — autos, casinos, coal — had the biggest declines.

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    A new report from Goldman Sachs economists shows that they believe food inflation in the United States could pick up to about 5 percent by mid-year, from a level of 1 percent in the past year, based on current commodity prices. That could contribute about 0.5 percent to the headline Consumer Price Index.

  • US Bancorp Hopes to Raise Dividend Soon: CEO Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    US Bancorp hopes to raise its dividend as early as the end of the first quarter, pending approval by the Federal Reserve, CEO, Richard Davis told CNBC Wednesday. 

  • Weak Trading Day—But Stronger Than it Seems Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    No surprise that the small-cap Russell 2000, down 2.5 percent, is the downside leader of the major indices; since the current leg of the market rally began on September 1, the Russell has far outperformed, up 31 percent vs. the up 22 percent of the S&P 500.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Banks, Tech Slide Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong results from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading. Bank of America and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.

  • Stocks Extend Losses; Apple Falls, IBM Gains  Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong reports from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading.  BofA and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.

  • Trading in Citi Is a Whole Sub-Industry Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Citi, a day after its earnings, again trading 300 million shares after the first hour-and-a-half of trading.

  • Our 6 Best Nasdaq Stock Picks: Chief Investors Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    With the Nasdaq making its comeback since the March 2009 lows, here are the top names to check out within the tech stock index, said Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management.

  • How to Profit From Snowstorms Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 12:49 PM ET

    Another big snowstorm is predicted for the Northeast this week, so can you profit from it? The answer is yes, according to Jeff Hodgson, president of Chicago Weather Brokerage, part of the CME Group.

  • Economy to See 'Best Growth Rate' Since Recession: Pro Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 12:29 PM ET

    As the economy begins to see a recovery, investors should take advantage of companies that pay a dividend, said Joseph Keating, CIO and head of wealth management at CenterState Bank.

  • Stocks Trade Flat to Down as Banks Slump Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Wednesday amid mixed earnings results from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. IBM rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Planning For Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
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    Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.

  • New Job, New Decisions Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
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    The job may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory, so the newly rehired need to step back and assess how their current compensation might impact both their short- and long-term financial goals In the current economy, however, it may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory