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  • Futures Jump on First Trading Day of 2011 Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looks set to kick off 2011 with some strong gains. Stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, with many investing returning to the market following a week that saw volume hampered by a snowstorm in the Northeast and the holiday season.

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

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    The popular social networking site has raised $500 million from the investment bank and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, the New York Times reports.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Start New Year on an Up Note Saturday, 1 Jan 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
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    Stocks cross into 2011 with a positive tilt, but the December jobs report and other data will put investor faith in the recovery to the test in the very first week of the year.

  • How to Play Doug Kass’ 2011 Surprises Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 6:22 PM ET
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    Doug Kass, RealMoney Silver contributor and author of "The Edge," recently published his widely followed 15 Surprises for 2011. Below I have listed my favored aggressive ways to play eight of those surprises, which have investible actions available through ETFs. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks End 2010 with Double-Digit Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Market Insider: The Dollar Could Rebound in January Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:01 PM ET
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    The dollar is closing out December near its lows for the month, but odds are good that it will see a rebound in January.

  • Stocks Slip; Will End Year With Strong Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks turned negative in the final minutes of trading, but were on pace to end the year just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year amid thin New Year's Eve trading. Alcoa rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Farr: Top Ten Stocks for 2011 Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 1:42 PM ET

    Every year for the last five years, Farr, Miller & Washington publishes our ten favorite names for the upcoming year. I own the list personally.

  • Want 66% Returns? Look at These Top Gold Funds Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 1:19 PM ET
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    Investing in mutual funds that buy gold-company stocks is a way to reduce risk in the highly volatile sector. Problem is, only a handful of funds produce relatively consistent returns. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Corporate Bonds Looking to Break Through in New Year Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 1:05 PM ET
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    Though they delivered mixed returns in 2010, corporate bonds are getting an increased amount of attention for 2011 as US companies look to stronger growth prospects and the hunt for yield intensifies.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Tech Stumbles; Alcoa Up Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses as the Dow and S&P 500 rose amid thin New Year's Eve trading, as the markets struggled to end the year on an upbeat note.  Alcoa and Verizon rose, while HP fell.

  • Bulls Come Charging Back to BP Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    BP saw upside option activity on volume that was nearly four times its daily average Thursday as the rest of the market slowed to a crawl. The energy company finished the session at $43.89, down 0.14 percent on the day, but rose 0.25 percent in after-hours trading

  • Six in 60

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

  • What the Drop in Shanghai Stocks Could Mean for US Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    When it's hot, it's hot, but now it's not. So what does the 16 percent drop in Shanghai stocks this year mean for the U.S. stock market?

  • Dow Slips, Pointing to Weak End to the Year Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 9:08 AM ET

    The Dow opened modestly lower on New Year's Eve, meaning an otherwise strong year for U.S. stocks could end on a negative note on the final day of trading for the year.

  • Economist Ties Gold Bet to Bernanke Resignation Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 6:52 AM ET
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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may resign in late 2011 as deflation continues to dash hopes of strong economic growth in the U.S. economy, Jim Walker, founder and CEO of Asianomics, told CNBC Friday.

  • Academic Economists to Consider Ethics Code Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:43 AM ET
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    When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.

  • Friday Look Ahead: 2010 Could Go Out With a Whimper Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 8:18 PM ET
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    There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.

  • Crude Oil Won't Top $100 Until 2012: Analyst Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Crude oil will surpass $100 a barrel, but not till 2012, Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James, told CNBC Wednesday. Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures for MF Global, sees oil spiking even higher.