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  • Traders React to Obama Town Hall Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    The CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Obama is generating discussion on the Street. In an informal poll of several dozen traders and and strategists, traders mentioned three issues they wanted the President to address more than any other...

  • Stocks Remain Higher; Amex Rises, Cisco Falls Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors awaited President Obama's comments on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Tuesday. Will stocks see a fourth week of gains? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS financial services discussed his outlook.

  • Lennar Bucks Home Builder Trend Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Despite great concern about a double dip (which seems unlikely to materialize), the S&P 500 has been sitting at the top end of its recent trading range and seems poised to break out to a 4-month high.

  • Gold Rally Could Break $1,500 by Christmas: Investor Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The recent rally in gold prices looks set to continue and the precious metal could break above $1,500 before Christmas, John Meyer, head of resources at Fairfax IS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open Ahead of Fed Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Monday as investors looked to comments President Barak Obama on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting Tuesday.

  • What's On: Barack Obama, Bob Doll, Steve Rattner Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:11 AM ET

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

  • A growing number of people in their 50s and 60s who desperately want or need to work to pay for retirement are starting to worry that they may be discarded from the work force — forever.

  • Has Your Economic Situation Improved or Worsened? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Junk Bond Prices Hit Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.

  • How Much Will You Owe? Tax Plans Compared Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    In the debate over the effect of the expiring Bush tax cuts on small business, it’s already possible to do the math. And the Obama administration is pointing to the tax savings that all small-business owners would reap from its own plan to extend the cuts at all but the highest income levels — if, that is, the alternative is letting the cuts expire altogether.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    One of the big questions hanging over markets should be answered in the coming week, and that is where the Fed stands on further easing on interest rates.

  • Money Flows Out of US Stock ETFs...But to Where? Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:54 PM ET
    Man pouring money on himself

    Investors in exchange-traded funds exited U.S. stocks in droves last month, pulling out $10.7 billion in assets. Their preferred alternative: emerging markets.

  • Stocks Struggle, But Close Week Higher Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.

  • Markets Likely to See Upside Breakout: Art Hogan Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Friday after a report on consumer sentiment dampened recent signs of economic growth. Art Hogan, global equity product director at Jefferies, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks Edge Higher Ahead of Close Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher before the close Friday, putting the market on pace to continue a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Dupont and Caterpillar rose, JP Morgan and HP fell.

  • Ackman Could Lose New York Real Estate Bet Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 3:07 PM ET
    The Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment complexes in New York, NY.

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman may find himself on the losing side of a multimillion dollar bet on a big and storied piece of New York City real estate.

  • A multitude of factors makes putting together a truly diversified portfolio an arduous task— and betrays the popular notion that this has become a stock-picker's market.

  • More IPOs Coming to Market: Deutsche Bank Exec Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    "There is definitely a slow-down between the mid-part of August into labor day. But in the post labor day time frame there will be an acceleration of [IPO's] pricing—with two to three transactions priced next week," Brad Miller, global co-head equity syndicate desk, Deutsche Bank.

  • New Housing Worries Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 12:55 PM ET

    Housing stocks under pressure on new worries over inventories and prices. Homebuilding stocks declined yesterday on a report from CoreLogic that more delinquent mortgages were heading for foreclosure and that home prices would likely fall as more of these homes were put on the market.