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  • Komansky: Shocked Merrill Was Sold Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The former Merrill CEO was really shocked Merrill Lynch was sold. Komansky said, “I was shocked the amount of money they lost. I was heartbroken something we devoted most of our adult life to disappear. “

  • Alcoa and CSX: Generally Good News Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures are up almost 1 percent pre-open, Europe up 1 to 2 percent. This would be the sixth straight up day for U.S. markets. Yesterday, the S&P 500 posted its first 5-day win streak since April.

  • Analyst Watch: Signs of a Bullish Earnings Season? Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • There are few things more important than a healthy IPO market. Successful IPOs instill confidence in investors and CEOs alike. It's a sign that new capital is looking to enter the market.

  • Bear-Market Sentiment Is Back: Fund Survey Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    Investor expectations for economic growth and profit have double-dipped, according to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's latest fund survey.

  • Big Problems Remain for Real Estate: Analyst Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 7:41 AM ET

    Despite tentative signs of recovery in the US and global real-estate markets, enormous challenges remain that will test both the housing market and the banks according to Richard Yorke, the UK Managing Director at research group Real Capital Analytics.

  • Futures Rise as Alcoa Trumps Portugal Cut Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 6:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday after Alcoa got earnings season off to a positive start by beating estimates. Positive sentiment overcame another debt downgrade for Europe.

  • Upside-Only Capitalism Hurts Stocks: Asset Manager Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 5:41 AM ET

    The Greek problem is everyone’s problem and the economic climate could still turn cryogenically cold, according to Charlie Morris, the head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management.

  • Dow Logs 5th Straight Gain, Led by Techs Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.

  • Alcoa, CSX Get Earnings Off to Strong Start Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 4:59 PM ET

    Both beat earnings consensus: Alcoa by $0.01, at $0.13, and CSX by $0.09, at $1.07. At Alcoa, after tax operating income  was above expectations in all four major segments: alumina, aluminum, and the downstream segments of flat rolled products and engineered products.

  • Pozen: ETF—Greatest Thing That Happened Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Robert Pozen, MFS Investment Management Chairman and Former Fidelity Vice-Chairman told ETF is the “greatest thing that happened” to active mutual funds.

  • Oil Plays: Stocks Likely To Benefit From BP Spill Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    A number of companies tied to the BP's Oil Spill may see a rise in the profits for the upcoming quarter according to Sri Raman, Senior Quantitative Analyst with StarMine/Thomson Reuters.

  • Western Powers in Decline, China To Rule: Economist Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 3:30 PM ET

    Western powers are in decline and China will end up ruling the world economically, Stephen D. King, chief global economist at HSBC told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Earnings; Alcoa Slides Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.

  • Hewitt's Exclusive Deal For AON Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    It’s also worth noting that the deal has a tiered break-up fee, which is only 1.7 percent ($85 million) of the deal price for the next 50 days, before jumping to $190 million.

  • AON Buys Hewitt for $4.9 Billion Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    This M&A deal is roughly $4.9 billion in cash and stock—it is valued at 7.5 times expected EBITDA this year—to increase AON's product portfolio.

  • For Earnings, How Soft Is the Economy? Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Right now, stocks are in the middle ground: they are discounting a stall in the economy, but they are NOT discounting a double dip. What's a double dip? Opinions vary.

  • Credit Is Loosening for Small Business: Fed's Duke Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Elizabeth Duke, Federal Reserve Governor

    Credit is gradually loosening up for small business, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke told CNBC Monday.

  • Are Taxes More to Fear Than a Market Decline? Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 12:50 PM ET
    IRS Form 1040

    Investors are jittery about the stock market's decline to a 10-month low earlier this month, and many are piling into bonds. But they may have more to lose in the form of higher taxes.

  • Financial Reform Leaves Vile Law Intact Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Are you ready to hear another reason why the financial reform bill is not the game-changer it's cracked up to be? Ready or not, here it comes: Congress decided that one of the most noxious anti-investor, anti-consumer laws since Hammurabi's Code deserved to be kept intact.