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  • Stocks Decline More Than 1% Before Close Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled in the first trading day of March after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech before the Senate Banking Committee and as investors worried that rising oil prices could stifle the recovery. Caterpillar fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • The dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa take a new turn every day, and it is a daily challenge for financial markets to assess a very uncertain future for the region.

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    The Securities and Exchange Commission's charges against ex-Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta on insider trading is yet another blow to investor confidence, Matthew Halbower, CEO and chief investment officer of hedge fund Pentwater Capital Management, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Today's Market Is About Oil, Folks Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Mr. Bernanke said nothing controversial, but his claims that the impact from higher oil prices is minor is certainly not striking a chord with viewers.

  • Options Pop Before Silver Standard Earnings Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    Silver Standard Resources has a busy week and is percolating with upside option activity.

  • How to Pick the Right Plan Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:40 PM ET
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    There's no shortage of choices, but your pick should be based on savings goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.

  • Greenberg: Youku Saved by New Short-Selling Rule? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    Shares of Yoku, the Chinese Internet video company, may have been saved from a severe drop today by a new SEC rule on short selling.

  • SEC charges again revives interest in what exactly constitutes insider trading, and why the key phrase is "material" and "nonpublic." The SEC is alleging that a former board member of Goldman Sachs and a current member of the board of Procter & Gamble, Rajat K. Gupta, has provided information to Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon that amounts to insider trading.

  • Stocks Drifting, but Don't Blame Bernanke Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks have drifted lower, then come off their lows, since Mr. Bernanke's Senate Banking Committee testimony came out at 10 AM ET, but it's unlikely due to anything he said.

  • India—An 'Excellent' Growth Story: Stock Picker Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    While the Indian stock market lost about 14 percent this year, you’re still looking at an “excellent” growth story, according to Ron Shah, managing partner at Jina Ventures.

  • Stocks Fall as Oil Prices Rise; Banks Skid Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before the Senate Banking Committee.

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    The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey may be a positive harbinger for Friday's February employment report, but it also contains another warning that inflation may be picking up. The survey's employment index, in fact, was at its highest level since 1973.

  • 3 Regional Banks Best Positioned for Bad News: Analyst Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Regional banks have been outperforming the KBW bank index in the last month, and Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, said the following regional bank names are best positioned in the face of possible bad news.

  • Markets to End Year Higher—Buy Dips: Stock Pickers Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Despite the recent correction, markets will still end the year higher, said Art Nunes, CIO at Northwest Asset Management and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com.

  • The Egyptian stock market opening was delayed (again) today, this time to March 6th. It has not been open since the end of January. This is the second delay: it had been set to reopen February 13. Spider-Man is scheduled to open March 15. Don't bet on that one, either. The Saudi stock market officially closed down 6.8% and is now down 11.6% over the past 3 trading days (they are open on Sunday).

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
  • What's On: Apple, Auto Sales and DC's Big Men Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

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

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 1, 2011 Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 7:21 AM ET
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    Most of us go to the dentist twice a year, and that's painful. The equivalent for Ben Bernanke is the trek up to Capitol Hill for his semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy.

  • Wall Street Securitization Machine Back Into Gear? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 6:24 AM ET
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    In the last few weeks, a number of big banks have successfully bundled and sold new securities backed by commercial real estate loans. The NYT Reports.

  • Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 5:56 AM ET
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    Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago, reports the New York Times.