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Breaking down today's market activity, with Rick Fier, Conifer Securities, and Mike Koskuba, Victory Capital Management.
Sharing his thoughts on how much of the $20 jump in oil prices is due to speculation or is just companies "pricing in risk," with Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chairman/CEO
A look at what airlines are trying to do to compete as oil prices continue to climb, with Helane Becker, Dahlman Rose airline analyst and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.
"We believe that the Fed will withdraw from bond purchases in a gradual manner while not triggering a sharp surge in bond yields," Edmund Shing, the head of European equity strategy at Barclays Capital said.
Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.
Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.
European shares look set to open slightly lower Wednesday as on mixed Asian markets and lower oil.
There is an ongoing healthy debate about how much we should stick to principle and how much continued state intervention there needs to be as the global economy recovers, writes Moorad Choudhry.
If the world view changes (largely because of this) from deflation to inflation the logical reaction is to take money out of cash and bonds and put it to work in more risky assets like stocks, commodities and emerging markets.
Demand is growing for "synthetic" financial instruments that enable investors to take positions in the US junk bond market without owning the underlying securities.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson talked to Scott O'Malia of Commodities Futures Trading Commission, at CERA Week energy conference in Houston, about the agency's proposed rules to curb excessive speculation in the face of surging oil prices.
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors worried higher energy prices could stunt the global economic recovery.
Anti-poverty campaigners the World Development Movement argue that banks and hedge funds are helping to drive up the price of food to record levels through "reckless speculation on basic foods such as wheat and sugar."
When I was an undergraduate studying economics, our political economy teacher used to ask us just how many different types of deodorant society needed.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is about to be made ambassador to China, according to numerous press reports. The move is indicative of the importance placed on Chinese relations by the White House and should be seen as a promotion for Locke.
European stocks are set to buck the recent trend of losses, at least for the start of trading, and open higher Tuesday on lower oil and mixed markets in Asia.
Barclays has revealed that Bob Diamond, its chief executive, and two of his top lieutenants received nearly £30 million ($48.6 million) in pay and bonuses for 2010 and another £77 million for past performance, reports the Financial Times.
Starting this week, stock traders in Hong Kong will have to say goodbye to two-hour lunches.