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  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Eight months after a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit raised tough questions about its business standards, Goldman Sachs is completing a report on its structure and practices intended to quell fears that its ethics have lapsed.

  • Stocks Gain; Energy Rises; HP Declines Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:13 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Large Banks Are a 'Good Long-Term Play': Strategist Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks traded higher Monday ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. How should investors be positioned? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group and Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial shared their insights.

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    President Obama is convening a summit of CEOs at the White House, revealing a reelection strategy similar to Latin American leaders in the 1970s and 80s, when fiscal irresponsibility ultimately resulted in sovereign debt failures.

  • Out of Office Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    I am out of the office until Wednesday. Please check back for more Trader Talk blogs later on this week!

  • Stocks to Watch: Nike, Stericycle and More... Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    China’s inflation is soaring, Democrats in Congress are likely to pass the tax cut extension and spending bill, the FOMC meets this week, European Union leaders will also meet this week and what has everyone so bullish? Here's what you need to know for this week.

  • Expect Stock Downside Move in Next 3 Months: Pro Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:39 AM ET

    Stocks rose Monday amid expectations that the Senate will vote to extend tax cuts. Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor, shared his outlook.

  • Christmas 2010 could turn out to be the merriest since the recession began, with the exclusive CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding Americans somewhat more optimistic but real optimism remains elusive.

  • Futures Up; 10-year Yield Hits 6-Month High Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures made slight gains ahead of the open Monday as investors drove up the yield of 10-year Treasurys to a six-month peak ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts.

  • Goldman Slaps $430 Price Target on Apple Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 9:04 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Apple shares should jump by more than a third as the technology giant is posed to take advantage of the long-term changes in the industry such as the shift to tablet computers, Goldman Sachs said in a note Monday.

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    Credit card offers are surging again after a three-year slowdown, as banks seek to revive a business that brought them huge profits before the financial crisis wrecked the credit scores of so many Americans, the New York Times reports.

  • Expect Fireworks From This Credit Card Giant Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 8:11 AM ET

    The bulls are expecting fireworks when Discover Financial reports earnings on Thursday morning.

  • The price of gold and Western stock markets are likely to see strong gains in the new year, but the recent selloff in long-dated government bonds could be stalled by the Federal Reserve, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Gift Cards With Bells and Whistles Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 | 1:10 PM ET
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    Retailers are adding features like aromas, photos and recorded messages to make gift cards more attractive.

  • Man signing tax form

    Stocks head toward the year end on a tail wind, but traders are watching a number of cross currents that could hold back gains in the week ahead.

  • Stocks End the Week Higher; GE Soars Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week higher despite lack of progress on a tax bill as investors looked to positive economic and corporate news.  GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.

  • Open Warfare May Break Out on Airgas Board Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 4:29 PM ET
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    It appears open warfare is about to break out on the board of directors of Airgas, the company that has so far successfully fended off a year long effort from Air Products to acquire it.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Ahead of Close; GE Rises Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks gained Friday following a handful of positive economic news and after GE boosted its quarterly dividend for the second time this year. GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.

  • GE Dividend Hike: More Firms to Follow Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    General Electric's 17 percent dividend boost (the second this year) is just the beginning of dividend boosts from industrial companies.