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  • Futures Mixed After Tax Rally Fades Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures continued to struggle for directions as investors awaited more direction on a compromise reached between President Barack Obama and the Republicans on extending Bush-era tax cuts.

  • Christmas on Wall Street

    While year-end portfolio dressing  may make you think twice about investing in managed funds, there are ways to take advantage of the pros' bad calls.

  • Would You Invest in Iran? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:01 AM ET
    Tehran Stock Exchange.

    If you were allowed and could make money doing it, would you invest in Iran? Share your opinion.

  • China IPOs: The Demand Is There Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Two big Chinese IPOs priced last night above the price talk and will begin trading this morning at the NYSE.

  • Dow in 'Danger' for Next Few Days: Charts Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has failed to break above a key resistance level, leaving it vulnerable to steep declines in the short term, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Hedge Funds Do Worse Than Market? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    What do hedge fund managers and closet indexers have in common? More than you think, according to a new study by Emory and Harvard University.

  • What's On: Dupont, 3M and Retail Stocks Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:15 AM ET

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

  • Dollar a Major Problem for Stock Market Tuesday Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

    Energies and commodity stocks were hit midday. The problem was in the bond market: once the 3-year auction results were announced at 1pm ET (they were poor), Treasurys yields began backing up across the board.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Tax Cut Rally Fades Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as the Dow turned negative in the final minutes of trading Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes. 3M and HP fell, while GE rose.

  • The S&P 500 dropped about 5 points, the dollar moved to its highs for the day and Treasurys dropped at about 3pm ET, likely on this Reuters headline... (UPDATED)

  • Stocks Weaken on Insider Trading Probe Fears Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes.

  • Dividend Cheer Dominates Street Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    Dividend talk all over, good sign of an improving economy: PNC just out saying they are seeking approval for a dividend increase. CEO Jim Rohr is at a Goldman Sachs Financial Services conference in New York. And they're not the only ones.

  • Markets' Next Worry May Be Rising Rates Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    There's growing concern that rising interest rates could become a hurdle for stocks, just as the tentative tax deal clears away some uncertainty.

  • Citi a Value Play with This Price Target: Kotowski Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    The US government sold off its remaining ownership of Citigroup, booking $12 billion in total profit and sending shares higher on Tuesday. Chris Kotowski, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer, tells CNBC why he's staying long on the stock.

  • New IAC CEO Reveals Strategy Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:47 PM ET
    IAC Headquarters

    IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading internet company reaching more that 247 million people in over 30 countries—with websites, such as: Match.com, Urbanspoon, Citysearch—has reduced its capitalization by almost 50 percent since its last round of spin-off's in 2008.

  • Greenberg: Does Green Mountain News Pass Sniff Test? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    After the market closed Monday, Green Mountain Coffee issued a press release saying it would announce long-awaited and delayed fourth quarter financial results after the market’s close on December 9.

  • Dean Foods, Apollo Group and H&R Block are among the biggest losers on the S&P 500 this year. What are the chances they will become the winners in 2011? Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx, shared his insights.

  • Markets Are Still Below Fair Value: Stock Picker Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Tuesday as investors bet that a deal to extend tax breaks will prompt increased spending and lift the economy. Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisors, and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, shared their outlooks.

  • Citi and the Tax-Cut Rally Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Here's our tax cut rally. The key point isn't that the tax cuts were extended, it's that the total package is more comprehensive than anyone expected.

  • After Citigroup and GM, Treasury Turns to AIG Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:36 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The U.S. Treasury can claim victory on its bailout of Citigroup with the huge “cleanup” trade completed last Monday that took Treasury out of its remaining 2.4 billion shares at $4.35 a piece.