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  • Dollar Gains as Euro Temporarily Hit by Debt Crisis Woes Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The was weaker Wednesday morning on a trifecta of concerns. First, the expectation that Portugal's government will crumble after its parliament rejects an austerity budget raises the prospect the country will become the third in the euro zone to need a bailout.

  • Portugal Expected to Nix Austerity, Seek Bailout Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Traders are expecting the Portugese parliament to reject a government austerity measure, which means the minority Socialist government is likely to collapse and that Portugal will follow Greece and Ireland in seeking an EU bailout.

  • Behind the Curtain at Disney Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Behind the Curtain at Disney

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on advisors raising questions about Steve Jobs' attendance at Disney board meetings.

  • Stock Market Is Only Halfway Through Bull Run: Birinyi Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    The stock market is only about halfway through a bull run that will catapult the Standard & Poor's 500 another 60 percent over the next two to three years, well-known analyst Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC.

  • Futures Drift Lower on Global Concerns Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped ahead of the open Wednesday after Tokyo stocks once again tumbled and the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo appeared far from over.

  • Early Trading & Oil Check Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
    Early Trading & Oil Check

    An outlook on the markets, with Peter Beutel, Cameron Hanover president/author and Matt Zeman Kingsview.

  • Fed’s Fisher Bemoans 'Lindsay Lohan' Politics Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.

  • Germans Losing Patience with Picking Up Tab Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

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

  • Wednesday Outlook: Euro Crisis Bubbles Up Again Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:53 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Europe's sovereign debt crisis is bubbling up again -- as if investors don't have enough to worry about. On Wednesday, Portugal's parliament is scheduled to vote on a new austerity budget on the eve of an important European Union summit.

  • Bill Miller

    Here's what you should be watching Wednesday, March 23.

  • Egyptian Stock Exchange Set to Open Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 7:08 PM ET
    Egyptian security forces race through the streets near the scene Interior Ministry building that caught fire March 22, 2011 in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

    The Egyptian Stock Exchange is set to open Wednesday, at least that’s the way it looks at the moment. Remember it has been postponed, in some cases at the last minute, several times before out of various reasons.

  • Time For Spring Cleaning Your Finances Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Spring is a time for renewal, a time for out with the old in with the new. So, while you’re cleaning out the closet and the garage, it’s a good time to give your finances a good spring cleaning, too.

  • Stocks End Slightly Lower as Oil Prices Gain Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks ended down, after trading in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally amid rising oil prices and ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. Bank of America and GE fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Fall Slightly in Quiet Trading; Oil Gains Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks traded slightly lower, and in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally as oil prices rose amid ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East.  GE and Bank of America fell, while Verizon gained.

  • According to a new report by Cleve Rueckert, Birinyi Associates senior equity strategist, there have been 14 stocks in the S&P 500 since 2000 that have undergone a reverse stock split. Of those fourteen stocks, twelve were higher one year after the effective date of the reverse split, two were lower. The average gain was a gigantic 62.55%.

  • Egypt's (Possible) Market Reopening: What to Expect Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    Egyptian officials said they would reopen the Egyptian stock market on Wednesday. The reopening has been delayed at least five times already, so is there any reason to believe this might be the real thing? Yes.

  • Trading Volume Is Lighter, Volatility Is Lower Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    This, despite the fact that there is no big change in several news stories: no resolution in Libya, Yemen in a chaotic state, Japan only marginal improvement in the nuclear situation.

  • Stocks Turn Lower; Industrials, Materials Fall Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower as oil prices gained amid continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Verizon and Boeing rose, w hile Bank of America fell.

  • Railroad Stocks Look Attractive Now: Pro Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    The railroad sector is looking attractive, said Jason Seidl, director of Dahlman Rose & Co.