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  • Bet on Quality Stocks & Corporate Debt Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 3:05 AM ET

    The global market’s rocky ride has created a solid stock picking environment, but diversify across asset classes to protect your portfolio, advised George Boubouras, head of investment strategy and consulting at UBS Wealth Management.

  • Thursday: Jobless Claims in Focus as Spill Spooks Markets Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:10 PM ET
    A brown pelican stained with oil takes flight while a bird rescue team tries to capture it for cleaning June 5, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    BP's troubles have now spilled across the broader market, as investors move to price in worst-case scenarios for the oil giant and other firms involved in the Gulf of Mexico rig disaster.

  • Stocks End Lower as Financials Drag Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:39 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday as energy and financials dragged. Consumer discretionary and industrials were among the best performers.

  • This Is a 'Decent Buying Opportunity': Stock Pickers Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Markets rose on Tuesday after a report on Chinese exports that blew past expectations, offering hope for the global recovery. Is this the end of the correction phase? Joseph Keating, CIO of CenterState Bank, and Kelly Campbell, CEO of Campbell Wealth Management, discussed their views.

  • BP Sinks to Nearly 14-Year Low Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    BP drops midday to a nearly 14-year low. BP shares went from $34 to $31.50 in about an hour midday. What happened? You have senators walking around talking about suing BP for everything, including lost jobs; you have worries that the dividend will be wiped out; and you have whispers on trading desks that it is increasingly likely that BP, or its U.S. subsidiary...may file for bankruptcy.

  • Standard and Poor's is rebalancing Citigroup at the close today to account for additional shares the government sold to the public.

  • Financial firms are still lobbying on Capitol Hill to weaken the proposed financial regulation bill. Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes, Inc., shared his opinions on reform, derivatives and the elections.

  • Gulf Spill Is 'Black Swan' Event: Industry Insider Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The oil industry’s foremost authority on reservoir management and upstream technology called the BP oil spill a Black Swan event that, however catastrophic, has the potential to improve drilling practices in particular and the industry in general.

  • Is the Media Harmful to Your Wealth? Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 12:10 PM ET
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    At least some of our viewers think CNBC is culpable alongside the banks, the ratings agencies and the politicians for spreading too much pessimism.

  • Whither Wall Street? Pick Your Indicator Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
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    The financial world has turned so volatile lately, and its story moves so fast, that bankers, money managers and analysts are latching onto a variety of unusual market indicators in an effort to see what’s ahead.

  • 13 Stocks We're Shorting: Market Pros (Pt. 2) Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    William Noonan, CEO of Contravisory Research & Management, and Jeff Middleswart, president of Behind the Numbers, discussed which stocks and sectors investors should be shorting. They discussed their best plays. (Part 2)

  • 13 Stocks We're Shorting: Market Pros (Pt. 1) Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    William Noonan, CEO of Contravisory Research & Management, and Jeff Middleswart, president of Behind the Numbers, discussed which stocks and sectors investors should be shorting. They discussed their best plays. (Part 1)

  • Stocks Rise After Strong Chinese Exports Report Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report on Chinese exports blew past expectations, offering hope for the global recovery.

  • Higher Taxes Will Kill VC Investing: Kneale Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
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    Highre tax rates threaten to damage venture capital investment and to derail a key source of job growth. And no one in Congress, in either party, seems intent on doing much of anything to stop it.

  • Wall Street's Bearish 'Pain' Trade: 'Nobody' Owns Stocks Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Global markets are up on: 1) a leaked report that Chinese exports grew 50 percent in May from a year earlier, vs. the 32 percent gain expected; and 2) a successful 3 and 10 year bond auction in Portugal. In China, the Shanghai Index was up 2.8 percent on the strong export numbers. Also: the "Pain Trade."

  • Kaminsky's Call: BP Must Cut Dividend Now Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    BP Station

    BP is in the midst of a hundred-year storm, and from the outside in, it doesn't appear they have any sort of plan.

  • Futures Go Positive on Strong China Exports Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures slid lower Wednesday, with the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 futures all down after a positive Tuesday session.

  • US Needs Austerity Too: Hedge Fund Strategist Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:00 AM ET
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    The United States will have to adopt austerity measures similar to the ones taken in Europe, because the problems faced are largely the same, Timothy Scala, macro-strategist at Sophis Investments, told CNBC.com.

  • As Stocks Struggle for Footing, Gold Pushes Higher Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.

  • Wednesday: Bernanke Could Call the Tune for Stocks Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:09 PM ET
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    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday could temporarily shift investor focus from Europe to the U.S. economy.