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  • Sometimes, a single comment can have deep meaning. Or at the very least, be worthy of a full-blown CNBC alert. General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz managed to capture our attention with a single comment: that the “mortgage industry meltdown” is reducing affordability for auto buyers and negatively impacting April sales. As our Phil LeBeau explained when we threw him on the air to talk about this, such comments aren’t necessarily surprising...

  • Is Google King Of The Web? Analysts Disagree Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 2:31 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    The Internet's ruling triumvirate has a big week: Yahoo! reports quarterly earnings Tuesday, eBay reports on Wednesday and Google on Thursday. What should cyber-stock investors expect? Mark Mahaney, Citigroup's Internet research director, and Scott Kessler, the director of Standard & Poor's information technology research group, gave "Morning Call" their views.

  • The Nasdaq Stock Market  is in talks to buy the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Backdated Pixar Options Could Cost Disney Millions Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    The Walt Disney Co. could have to pay up to $33.5 million to rectify improper backdating of stock options that were granted to Pixar employees before Disney bought the company, a regulatory filing states.

  • Coffee For You Sir? Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 9:57 PM ET

    Coffee. Fragrant, strong and desirable. Consumption is growing and supply is expected to dwindle in some producer-nations such as Brazil, hurt by dry conditions. The coffee market is big business.

  • Take-Two Interactive Software said it had received a letter from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission saying it was under formal investigation for its stock-options practices.

  • Hedging Your Flights Sunday, 1 Apr 2007 | 7:28 PM ET

    Consider this the next time you're enjoying your in-flight movie and sipping a complimentary Sauvignon Blanc at 30,000 feet: the fuel powering the engines, keeping your jet at cruising altitude and speeding you onwards to your destination is the single biggest cost airlines must bear.

  • Is Wall Street Worried About Small Caps? Yes And No Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 9:03 AM ET

    Small caps have outperformed their larger counterparts for several years now: the S&P SmallCap Index returned 45% in the last three years -- that’s almost double the S&P 500’s 26% gain. Will the run last through 2007?

  • Legal Experts Split Over Shareholder Pay Say Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    One share, one vote? Not exactly: the fate of millions of shares and the rights of shareholders may be up for grabs, as the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is considering a bill that would give investors final say over CEO compensation. Two experts debated the wisdom of such a bill, on "Morning Call."

  • Lewis, who turns 60 next month, realized $77.04 million from the exercise of 4.08 million stock options, and had $14.54 million of stock awards vest, according to the bank's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Disney Completes Probe Into Pixar Stock Options Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 4:54 PM ET

    Walt Disney has completed its investigation into stock options grant practices at Pixar Animation, which Disney acquired last year, according to a statement on Friday by Disney board Chairman John Pepper.

  • Backdating Scandal Probe Extends to 9/11 Slump: WSJ Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 3:16 AM ET

    Dozens of companies are being investigated for backdating stock options to the days that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and profiting on the back of the equity-market slump that resulted, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • Jason Trennert says that people concentrating on the past week's whipsaw market are looking at the wrong things -- at least, when it comes to the health of big brokerage houses. The chief investment strategist of Strategas Research Partners joined "Closing Bell" to weigh in on the Wall Street giants.

  • Sell Brokerage Stocks? Analysts Sharply Divided Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 3:37 PM ET

    Does the current market turmoil mean the big brokerage houses are in trouble? Depends whom you ask. CNBC's Sue Herera heard from two experts -- with two very different outlooks on the industry.

  • How To Invest That $1 Million Prize Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    So, you've won $1 million in CNBC.com's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Now what? That's the question posed by CNBC's Margaret Brennan on "Morning Call." Three strategists were on deck to advise her -- and the Challenge's participants.

  • Never mind the meltdown: Two "Morning Call" guests say this past week's stock slide was "pretty normal" -- and it may turn out to be a good year for equities, after all.

  • Banker: Buy Stocks Now -- Before The M&A Surge Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    With so many investors expecting the current downturn in stocks to be short-lived, returning to U.S equity markets before the volatility has reduced could be the best strategy. Robert Weissenstein, chief investment officer for Private Banking Americas at Credit Suisse, certainly thinks there are opportunities to be had -- and the time is now.

  • Analysts: Brokerages Unhurt By Tuesday Meltdown Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 5:32 PM ET

    Small investors might have gotten burned by Tuesday's market frenzy. But what of the big brokerage houses? Two bond and portfolio managers told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo that they're not worried.

  • Bull Or Bear Time Now? Analysts Sharply Divided Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 10:36 AM ET
    People pass the statue of the bull near Wall Street in New York on Jan. 5, 2004, file photo. Artist Arturo Di Modica, who sculpted and owns the famous statue, is selling it to the highest bidder with a catch: it must stay where it is and be donated to the city of New York. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    There’s no doubt that this week’s global selloff has got investors spooked, but what is definitely open for debate is whether the downturn will grow in to a full-blown recession -- or just mark a healthy and much needed correction. The debate raged, on "Squawk Box."

  • U.S. May Charge Ex-Execs at Broadcom, Apple: WSJ Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 3:10 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors are strongly considering criminal charges against former executives of Broadcom., Apple, and KLA-Tencor, related to the backdating of stock options, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.