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  • The story of the moment comes once again from the Gulf of Mexico as reports surface that one of Diamond Offshore's rigs is also leaking. What must you know?

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday after an early pop following comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Gold hit a record high above $1,250 an ounce on Tuesday as concern over Europe's economic outlook lifted risk aversion. Is there still room for investors? Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management and a CNBC contributor, and Francisco Blanch, head of global commodity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, offered their insights.

  • At an informal gathering of hedge fund traders last night, the mood was decidedly gloomy. I noted yesterday that many hedge funds had a horrific May: 1) most were net long going into May, and 2) many had been short volatility. Volatility, as we know, exploded in May, forcing many firms to cover their short positions. Not only that, traders seemed to have been unprepared for the dollar's rebound...

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as European shares pushed lower and the euro lost early gains.

  • Another late selling jag sent the S&P lower on Monday. What's next? Watching 3 stocks could give you a leg up.

  • US stocks ended the week down almost 1.7% or greater, marking the worst June weekly debut since 2008 when the Dow lost -3.39%, the S&P fell -2.83%, and the NASDAQ declined -1.91% in the first week of June.

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    Stocks ended the week in correction territory after a sharp selloff Friday as a disappointing jobs report and another possible debt crisis in Hungary intensified fears about the stability of the recovery.

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    Many people are beginning to hunt for jobs again, but the initial return may prove dispiriting since so many others are already chasing too few jobs, the New York Times reports.

  • With S&P stalling at 1105, Guy Adami fears what was once support becomes resistance.

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    U.S. retailers are increasingly looking outside U.S. borders for growth. Merchants such as Macy’s Bloomingdale’s chain are entering international markets for the first time. Others are accelerating expansion overseas, as in the Gap’s case, or testing the international waters via e-commerce sites, which is Nordstrom and J.C. Crew’s preferred route.

  • Both the S&P and Dow closed higher on Wednesday after investors rushed into the market late day and gobbled up stocks. Why now?

  • As Europe struggles to contain financial woes, will the uncertainty force Corporate America to broadly reduce earnings estimates?

  • On a week that saw Apple surpass Microsoft in market cap, the BP oil spill continue to impact the ecosystem and drillers, Spain lose its AAA rating, and the worst May performance for the Dow since 1940, and the S&P since 1962, the major indexes managed to end the week on a positive note, except for the Dow which closed down slightly.

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    A milkshake containing 2,010 calories — equivalent to eating 68 strips of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies — has topped a list of the 20 worst drinks in America compiled by Men's Health magazine.

  • Stocks closed about a half-percent lower after a bargain-hunting rally collapsed late Wednesday, with traders booking gains from earlier in the day and refusing to give the market a vote of confidence.

  • While investors are worried about the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, should they also be concerned about China? Tim Seymour, founder of Emergingmoney.com, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks were off their sessions high, pulling back after European markets closed but still positive after enduring days of whipsaw trading.

  • In the investment strategist world, I tend to be pretty cautious. I do believe that while economies are recovering, it's going to be a long difficult climb from years of excesses.

  • The financial reform bill "could have been worse," said Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager for Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.