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  • Futures Add to Gains on Upbeat Jobs Report Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stock index futures added to gains on Friday after the government said nonfarm payrolls rose more than expected, and the unemployment rate fell, providing a strong signal that the U.S. economic recovery is on track.

  • Will NYSE Floor Close if Nasdaq/ICE Wins? Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    The Nasdaq/ICE bid is a clear long shot. The offer is valued at $42.50 per share, a mix of cash and stock, a premium of 19 percent to the price proposed by Deutsche Boerse. There are two issues: the bidding war, and the regulatory side.

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    Friday, the Labor Department reported the economy added 216,000 jobs in March. After adding 194,000 jobs in February, this indicates the economy is finally accomplishing momentum. First quarter growth will likely be a bit higher than 3 percent.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Recapitalizing Irish banks would be bad if done with government money, because it would affect the country's ability to fund itself even further, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Bank Panel Report Set to Cheer Investors Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:18 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking is to recommend the creation of separately capitalized UK retail banking operations, ringfenced within big bank holding companies, according to three people familiar with the process.

  • Why Marc Faber Is Such a Bear Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The thing about predictions is that if you make enough of them, eventually they’ll start to come true. Being a good enough prognosticator to hold the investor community’s attention most of the time is an entirely different matter.

  • 25 Hedge Managers Earn as Much as 441,400 Americans Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
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    Ten years ago, when the hedge fund industry was much smaller than it is today, it took 25 hedge fund managers to earn a combined annual payday of $5 billion.  Last year, it took only one, the New York Times reports.

  • The Q2 Battle of the Bulls & Bears Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
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    What a start to the year. Revolution across North Africa and war in Libya, $100 oil, renewed crisis in the euro zone and an environmental and nuclear disaster in Japan all tested investors' nerves in the first quarter of 2011; but despite this wall of worry, the Dow finished the quarter up over 6 percent.

  • The Case for Investing in Natural Resources Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:40 AM ET
    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Traders watch prices in the Ten-Year Treasury Note options pit at the CME Group following the announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) that they would maintain the key policy rate near zero on March 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. stock and commodity prices tumbled today following a sharp drop in Japan???s stock market, as investors worldwide worry about the economic impact of that country's recent earthquake, tsunami and unfolding nuclear crisis. (Pho

    In a recent letter to investors, Gaia Resources Fund listed 10 drivers for investing in the natural resources sector. Click to discover what they are.

  • The Real Thing? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    The Real Thing?

    Cramer clues you in to a consistent play in an inconsistent market.

  • What's On: Jobs, Dow Winners and Nat Gas Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

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

  • Where's the Trading Volume? 4 Factors Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    Traders seemed surprised that while volume was heavy and volatility spiked up as the Libyan and Japanese events unfolded, volume and volatility began dropping immediately as soon as the market stabilized. Volumes in options have also declined.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Best 1st Quarter Since '98 Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.

  • Stocks Mixed in Light Volume as Quarter Ends Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Inflation Getting Stronger than a 'Whiff' Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:48 PM ET
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    Rising costs are impacting many manufacturers that rely on everything from diesel fuel to corn to cotton to copper and of course, cocoa. It will be true if you are shopping in a Walmart, or anywhere else.

  • Ireland Bank Shares Halted—But Huge ETF Activity Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Ireland’s central bank just announced results of the latest stress tests on its banks. It indicated that four of the country’s largest banks could require up to 24 billion Euros of additional capital, including 13.3 billion Euros for Allied Irish Banks and 5.2 billion Euros for Bank of Ireland.

  • What's in Store for Q2? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 1:05 PM ET
    What's in Store for Q2?

    Advice for investors on the best bets for the second quarter with Craig Columbus from Advanced Equities Asset Management and Scott Wren, from Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • Even as Asia is expected to make further investing in-roads into the U.S., that might not be the case for China when it comes to American social network companies, says a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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    The surprise resignation of leading Warren Buffett successor David Sokol, raised many unanswered questions on Thursday.

  • Stocks Fluctuate; Materials Gain; Intel Falls Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.