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  • Analysts Divided On Significance of Dow Record Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 4:43 PM ET

    How important is the Dow's 13,000 level? Kevin Cronin, chief investment officer at Putnam Investments, and Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's, debated the question on "Closing Bell."

  • Investment Exec Lauds 'Beat-Down' Tech Stocks Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 13,000 mark for the first time Wednesday. Does this historical high mean investors should fill their portfolios with momentum stocks? Or should they seek higher-quality long-term investments? Lincoln Anderson, chief investment officer at LPL Financial Services, offered his advice to "Squawk on the Street"  viewers.

  • U.S. Trust on Tuesday released the findings of its 2007 Survey of Affluent Americans. This year, those polled had more than $5 million in total investable assets. The survey also included a focus on Americans with more than $25 million in total assets. Paul Napoli, executive vice president of U.S. Trust, appeared on “Squawk on the Street” with more on the study.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.