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  • Stocks Drop, Led by Industrials, Techs Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Monday, led by industrials, materials and techs. Investors once again shrugged off a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity, which normally gives the market a boost.

  • M&A Likely to Move at Substantial Pace Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 4:21 PM ET

    While bankers I speak with continue to be busy, most sound a similar refrain. Activity is picking up and seems likely to move at a more substantial pace into the fall, but few are expecting to set any records.

  • Add Tax Brackets for the Super-Rich: Budget Expert Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 3:16 PM ET
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    The U.S. should add income tax brackets for those making $1 million, $5 million and $10 million, a tax and federal budget expert from the think tank the Center for American Progress told CNBC Monday.

  • Gold Will Be in Strong Demand Until 2011: Strategist Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 2:56 PM ET

    Gold vs. technology—which is a better play between now and the end of the year? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, and Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of US Global Investors, shared their insights.

  • Gold vs. technology—which is a better play between now and the end of the year? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, and Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of US Global Investors, shared their insights. (Part 2)

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    Investors queasy over whether there's anything that can be done to boost the flagging US economy could get a trillion-dollar answer this week from the Federal Reserve.

  • Stocks Waver, Led by Techs; Wal-Mart Gains Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed in a tight range Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness cut into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • The recent bull market in bonds is creating a compelling financial arbitrage opportunity for corporations with the wherewithal to take advantage.

  • Stocks Turn Lower as HP, Apple Slide Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness crept into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • Stocks to Watch: First Solar, Lowe's and More ... Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Art Cashin: Why M&A Bump Is Bullish for Stocks Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 10:19 AM ET

    Stocks rose Monday morning, as investors moved back into the market after some signs of new merger and acquisition activity. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his outlook.

  • Futures Rise as M&A Activity Picks Up Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday with merger and acquisition activity adding some focus to low-volume summer trading.

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

  • Second Stimulus: Education or Infrastructure? Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 7:47 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Lou Simpson

    The low-profile 73-year-old man whose stellar stock picks are often attributed to Warren Buffett is calling it quits.  In her Chicago Tribune column, Melissa Harris breaks the big news that media-shy Lou Simpson will retire at the end of the year. For decades, he's been quietly, independently, and profitably managing the now $4 billion investment portfolio at Geico, the Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiary

  • NYSE Trader

    Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year. Now many are choosing investments they deem safer, like bonds. The New York Times reports.

  • Row of beach houses

    With heightened concerns about the economy, investors next week will hone in on every piece of economic news, as well as a Friday speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • The Difference Between Investing & Trading Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    They’re not the same thing, you know.

  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to tumble Friday following the previous session's selloff amid weak economic data. So what can you do to boost your portfolio into next week? Marty Cunningham, executive vice president at Esposito Securities, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared their best plays.

  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
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    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.