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  • Greenberg: Ignoring the Warnings Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Since the financial collapse, investors have chosen to look the other way on such things as bloated inventory, rising receivables or any number of metrics that normally would be red flags.

  • Taipei, Taiwan

    Taiwan’s stock market has been a relative underperformer in the Greater China region this year, compared to China and Hong Kong. But Emil Wolter, Head of Regional Strategy for Asian Equities told CNBC, Taiwan is now at an early stage of a multi-year bull market that’s likely to peak at twice its current level in 2 years.

  • Gaddafi Money Casts Shadow in Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
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    Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.

  • Concerns Over Latest EU Bank Stress Tests Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET
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    Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.

  • Blog: The Market's Message Is 'Beware Inflation' Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
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    There is an ongoing healthy debate about how much we should stick to principle and how much continued state intervention there needs to be as the global economy recovers, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Commentary: Revisiting the Bull Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
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    If the world view changes (largely because of this) from deflation to inflation the logical reaction is to take money out of cash and bonds and put it to work in more risky assets like stocks, commodities and emerging markets.

  • Move to 'Synthetic' US Junk Bonds Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:18 AM ET
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    Demand is growing for "synthetic" financial instruments that enable investors to take positions in the US junk bond market without owning the underlying securities.

  • A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    Wall Street's bull enters its third year with a furrowed brow. Middle East tensions, soaring oil prices, combined with worries surrounding Europe's weakest sovereigns are powerful hurdles facing the young bull.

  • Emerging Markets Still the Place to be: Strategist Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Strategists warn the recent rotation out of emerging market equities are overdone, and are advising investors to stay invested in these markets.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 9, 2011 Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 6:55 PM ET
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    Financials in focus, trading on Twitter and the rich list. Here's some of what we’re watching — and therefore you should as well.‬‬

  • Happy Birthday, Bear Market Rally! Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 5:20 PM ET
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    Citigroup's chief U.S. equities strategist Tobias Levkovich said the 94 percent gain in the S&P 500 in the past two years is the sixth best bear market bounce ever, and there's still a ways to go.

  • How Twitter Is Revolutionizing The Agriculture Trade Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    Buried in 130 million daily tweets hides a veritable goldmine of information for traders and investors – if you know where to look. In one corner of the highly lucrative grains market is a growing network of farmers and traders that are using tweets to transform how this multi-trillion dollar industry does business. These tweets are dramatically accelerating the flow of information to give investors an edge in the commodities market. Farmers are also cashing in, using tweets from the trading flo

    CNBC spoke to farmers and traders taking part in this real-time dialogue to understand how this information is used, how bigger profits are made and how farming is going high-tech.

  • Stocks End Higher as Banks Gain, Energy Falls Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

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

  • Even as oil prices held at $105 a barrel on Tuesday, the uncertainty of the commodity's price remains the “800-pound gorilla,” said Jimmy Lee, managing partner of Strategic Wealth Associates.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains as Banks Advance Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

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    After years of loyal service, some young Boomers are finding themselves being forced to retire before they're emotionally — or financially — ready. "It was like a kick in the stomach," one former auto executive said when he was unexpectedly let go.

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    Thesis Flexible Fund manager Stephen Roseman keeps his options open. The mutual fund has returned 3.4% over the past year, putting it in Morningstar's 69th percentile for long-short funds, which can bet on declines in share prices. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Europe Debt Crisis May Boil to Surface This Week Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:50 PM ET
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    The moment of truth for Europe's sovereign debt crisis may be far closer than investors think.

  • Oil Moves Driving Stocks? Yes and No Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    Stocks are strong today. Is it all just about oil or is there something else going on? That's the question of the day.