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  • US Profits Set to Suffer as Commodity Prices Bite Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Analysts expect companies to report slower growth in profits for the first quarter as rising commodity prices dent profit margins and risk hitting consumer spending. The FT reports.

  • US Can Grow Without Higher Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    The amount of debt held on the world’s balance sheets, whether they are governments, individuals, businesses or banks has people worried.

  • Consensus on Forecasts, Underweight Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    The remarkable thing about all consensus forecasts is that they are so wrong so often, Richard Cookson, the CIO of Citi Private Bank said in an interview with CNBC Monday.

  • BP Navigates Russia Inc On Rosneft Deal Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    BP sign

    BP will launch a final attempt this week to salvage a proposed alliance with Rosneft, the Russian state oil group, and intends to seek Russian government approval to buy out its billionaire partners in TNK-BP or do so in tandem with Rosneft.

  • Forecaster: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly… Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:32 AM ET

    Fathom Consulting in London today launches a new global economic modeling system which focuses on 22 countries looking at the interaction between the real economy and financial markets. Its findings will offer support for the bulls on US growth, worry those who expect China to keep driving the global economy and scare holders of peripheral euro zone debt.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold, silver and copper are likely headed Monday.

  • Take Your Position: Earning Season     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    A look at the earnings calendar, with Alcoa kicking off the season. Alcoa hit a 52-week high before reversing. A Money In Motion currency trade, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan. Also, the suddenly high price of oil and Pops & Drops.

  • Word on the Street Now     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Justice approves Google's acquisition of ITA with certain conditions. And markets head lower in the face of a government shutdown and a spike in oil prices, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Yield Hunters     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    How can you protect yourself if you buy an MLP right now. The keys to finding income in a low-rate environment, with Darren Horowitz, Raymond James.

  • Faber: Masters of the Market     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Afraid of Euro Break-Up? Buy Eastern Europe Debt Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 AM ET
    Poland

    While periphery euro zone countries are drowning in a sea of debt and investor reluctance, Eastern Europe – which two years ago sent shockwaves through markets – is now shining away from the limelight.

  • Madoff Seeks to Spread Blame for Fraud Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff has sought to spread blame for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme to banks, regulators and some of his oldest business associates in a rambling jailhouse interview with the Financial Times.

  • European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as the euro nears a 15-month high against the dollar.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold, silver and copper are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Markets React to Japan Earthquake     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    The market falls 100 points and recovers after news of Japan being hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen & Scott Wapner. And CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the quake's impact on the oil markets. Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, and Warren Myers, Warren Meyers, DME Securities, and CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss the rebound.

  • Airlines & Fuel Hedging     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Alaska Air has taken the crown of king of fuel hedging, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly, and it's helped the company to save about $400 million over the life of its program.

  • Markets: Thrifty Thursday     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Jeff Layman, BKD Wealth Advisors, and Bill Smead, Smead Capital Mgmt. discuss sectors and companies their watching today.

  • NYSE Trader

    Corporate hedging, the science of locking in predetermined prices to insure against future, has been around since at least the 1980s. But a combination of global diversification over the last decade and a rash of geopolitical events from Japan to Libya are causing many companies to reemphasize the importance of their hedging, say traders and corporate executives.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.