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  • Stocks Tumble More than 1%; Microsoft Falls Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Stocks extended steep losses, as the S&P 500 slid nearly 2 percent, as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling despite decent economic numbers. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Kraft rose.

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, gather around the national television building guarded by members of the Presidential guard in Cairo on January 28, 2011.

    Like the European debt crisis in 2010, the uprising in Egypt and other Middle East nations in recent weeks has raised the fear among investors that the markets could be in big danger if the crisis spreads.

  • Were Momentum, Small Caps the 'Canaries' for Stocks? Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:14 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange trader

    Small caps and momentum stocks may have been flashing warning signs about a broader market pull back.

  • Unrest in Egypt Fueling Rally in Gold Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:10 PM ET
    A combo of pictures shows Egyptian demonstrators tearing a huge portrait of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest against his rule in the northern port city of Alexandria on January 27, 2011.

    Unrest in Egypt putting the fear factor back into the gold trade—at least for today.

  • Shipping Companies Up on Egypt Unrest Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

    They are rallying on concerns that the Egyptian unrest could affect operations at the Suez Canal. Any disruption at the Suez Canal would cause tanker rates to go up.

  • Intraday Highs — Which Faded Fast Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    New intraday highs on the Dow and the S&P 500, but not on the Russell, the Dow Transports, or the Midcap Index. And we faded fast, and with good reason: earnings reports from Microsoft, Amazon, and Ford were all disappointing for various reasons...and widespread coverage of the Egyptian unrest.

  • Egypt Concern Drives Oil Higher Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 12:50 PM ET

    Oil prices are now reflecting concern about uprisings in Egypt, after ignoring the unrest earlier in the week. Crude was up more than 4 percent at midday.

  • Shake-Up, Yes—Major Changes, No: Google CEO Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Top management at Google plans no major changes in its direction, even though two of the top executives shifting roles in April, CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC Friday.

  • Greenberg: Monster CEO Fires Back Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Monster CEO is responding to a report by CNBC that some companies are frequently using social networking sites to recruit and hire workers, which poses a potential threat to Monster's business.

  • Stocks Sink Amid Egyptian Unrest; BofA Rises Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
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    Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.

  • Ford Shares Top NYSE Volume Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    The problem appears to be weak margins in the North American auto business due to higher costs and other factors. There was also a charge for completion of debt-conversion offers. For 2011, they expect each of its Auto operations to be profitable and expects solid profiability for Ford Credit.

  • Stocks to Watch: Medtronic, Travelers and More ... Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Gender Quota At Davos Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum is making a commitment to increase the visibility of women at Davos 2011 by instituting a gender quota.

  • Greenberg: What This New Short-Only ETF is Shorting Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    One part of the ETF (exchange-traded fund) story that hasn’t gotten much attention, actively managed ETFs.  Unlike most ETFs, which are really nothing more than an index, actively managed ETFs are just that—actively managed by a manager who is trying to beat the market.

  • Futures Slightly Higher on Growth in GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
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    Stock index futures traded flat to mixed Friday on a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, even though the 3.2 percent increase missed analyst expectations.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Fourth Quarter GDP Figures in Focus Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Friday's data is expected to show that economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter and that consumer sentiment is improving.

  • What's On: Oil Sector, 'Correction Protection' and Jobs Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:56 PM ET

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

  • Sara Lee Drops on No-Takeover Report (Update) Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    The company has been widely believed to be a takeover target, or that it might separately sell its meat or beverage businesses. A number of players, including Apollo Global Management and KKR, have reportedly expressed interest in a buyout. (Update)

  • Stocks Up Modestly, but End Shy of Benchmarks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
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    Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell.  GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.

  • Sparkling Stock 'Diamond' Sells...Salt! Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Compass Minerals up another 2 percent today, to an historic high. Also: Why the rally in HMOs?