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    By appointing Bill Daley Chief of Staff, President Obama hopes to present a centrist face to voters skeptical about his commitment to free enterprise. Don’t be fooled.

  • 6 Strong Recovery Stock Plays: Strategists Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    Should the economy see a robust recovery this year, here are some of the best places for investors to be, said David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services, and Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners.

  • And it’s a good time for investors to own stocks, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, based on the firm’s latest quarterly asset allocation report.

  • Stocks to Watch: Union Pacific, Exxon and More ... Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • Verizon iPhone Announcement Seen for Tuesday Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Tremendous excitement over the weekend about the likely Verizon announcement of a CDMA-based iPhone on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus thinks five to six million AT&T subscribers may switch to VZ, despite two-year contracts and Family Plans from AT&T.

  • Futures Fall on Euro Worries; M&A Heats Up Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of lacklustre employment data Friday and as  debt fears continued to sweep through European markets.

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

  • Goldman Traders to Set Up Fund in London Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
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    Two traders on Goldman Sachs’s proprietary trading desk are poised to set up their own fund in London, financed by a major European backer, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • 'Not Owning Gold is a Form of Insanity': Chartist Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 5:09 AM ET

    Gold will eventually rally exponentially and investors who don't own the precious metal are "insane," and may be showing "masochistic tendencies," Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

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    The promise of a decent fourth-quarter earnings season and another week of improving U.S. economic data could provide a tailwind for stocks. But a new round of European sovereign issuance awaits as investors move into the week ahead.

  • This is Lady Gaga’s second appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show here at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada but her first chance to reveal a new line of products.

  • Asian Gambling Boosts Las Vegas Sands: CEO Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 5:26 PM ET

    Asia is earning about 85 percent of the Las Vegas Sands’ EBITA  (earnings before interest , taxes  and amortization),  Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of the gaming company told CNBC Friday.

  • Stocks Decline, but End Higher for the Week Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors digested a mixed employment report and turned their attention to next week's earnings season.

  • Hackel: The Importance of Cost of Equity Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 4:17 PM ET

    If you really want to know what will happen to stock prices, look no further than the cost of equity, also known as the discount rate. Put simply, this arcane-sounding metric is a stock investor’s return requirement for making a particular investment. The more the risk, the higher the expected return. But the real question is: How should investors measure risk?

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    Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of Close; Banks Slide Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks eased losses ahead of the close, but were on course to end a six-week winning streak, as investors digested a mixed employment report and turned their attention to next week's earnings season. JPMorgan and Travelers fell, while Pfizer rose.

  • IPOs Expected to Have Strong Year as Stocks Recover Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
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    U.S. companies are expected to go public this year at the best pace in three years, as investors regain confidence in stocks and seek more risk.

  • Conditions Ripe for More M&A Activity: Citi Exec Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
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    We're are in the mist of a recovery that nobody is really talking about it,  Mark Shafir,  global head of M&A at Citi, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Citigroup shares have gained 11 percent in the past month and recently hit the $5 mark, the first time since April of 2010. But David Konrad, senior vice president and head of large cap bank research at Keef, Bruyette and Woods, said investors should start looking to move their positions elsewhere.