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    High gasoline prices have not derailed the economic recovery, but that’s small comfort to Loraine Greene. A customer relations manager in the Hudson Valley of New York, Ms. Greene spent the weekend packing up to move to a rental house much closer to work. The New York Times reports.

  • Rail attendants pose with the Chinese high-speed trains at a station in Shanghai on October 26, 2010, prior to the launch of the Shanghai to Hangzhou line. China's latest new high-speed passenger rail line went into service, halving travel time to 45 minutes between Shanghai and the eastern lake city of Hangzhou, officials said. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s high-speed railway system, the largest-ever transportation infrastructure project in history, is presenting opportunities for global investors, says Jerry Lou, China Strategist at Morgan Stanley.

  • Despite the correction, markets still look good, according to father-son duo Harry Clark, founder, president and CEO of Clark Capital Management, and Sean Clark, CIO of Clark Capital Management.

  • Reprofiling? Default for Greece is clearly on the agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of euro zone finance ministers, says they are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt, which seems to mean extending the maturities. Call it what you want—reprofiling, or a "soft restructuring," but S&P has already noted that extending maturities is a form of default.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is reporting a new, but relatively small, stake in MasterCard.  It's not, however, publicly reporting some "confidential information" on its just-released 13-F filing with the SEC.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    Stocks closed mostly lower after a volatile week marked by swinging prices of commodities and currencies, as investors wrestled with the implications of a worsening European debt crisis and a global economic slowdown.

  • South California highway

    I hit the road Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. to drive to Mendota, in the heart of California's Central Valley. My assignment—report on plans to build California's largest nuclear power plant, even though there's a moratorium on new nuke facilities in the Golden State. What I found, driving the I-5 during the dark of night is not for the weak.

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    Small businesses are not hiring, despite what last week's Labor Department employment report may show, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey.

  • OptionMonster's tracking systems detected more than 8,000 June 82.50 calls, most of which priced for $1.28, against open interest of just 1,325 contracts.

  • Find out why Dennis Gartman tells us, "Where it was easy to own crude oil or be bullish of the grains, it’s much less easy now.”

  • Stocks closed modestly higher as oil and precious metals staged a strong comeback, sending prices in the energy and materials sectors higher.

  • Stocks held firm gains in the final hour of trading on Monday as a rebound in oil and precious metals pushed energy and materials sectors higher.

  • Will last week's commodities sell-off be followed by a big bounce this week?

  • Stocks traded slightly higher after fluctuating throughout the morning following Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece, reigniting worries about the health of the euro zone.

  • Stock index futures gained ahead of the open on Monday, rising in line with commodities as investors hunt for bargains after last week’s sharp losses for oil and silver in particular.

  • Nothing came out of the emergency meeting of European finance ministers over the weekend. Commodities are bouncing, including silver up 4-5 percent this morning.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • There was more bad news than met the eye to Friday’s jobs report, even beyond the bump up in the unemployment rate.

  • Cramer said this restaurant stock is displaying a "tried-and-true formula" for making money.

  • The credit-card provider posted earnings and revenue that edged above analyst estimates Thursday, but shares slipped in extended trading.