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  • Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.

  • Another 'Freefall' to Push Dow Below 5000: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    The CBOE volatility index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, is trading above 25 today. Is this volatility good for the market? James Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist at Hardesty Capital Management and David Hefty, CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management shared their insights.

  • Big Majority Believes US Still in Recession: Poll Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 6:30 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    Public attitudes toward the economy have created ominous political problems for the Democratic Party and for Wall Street, according to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • US to Split Up Agency Policing the Oil Industry Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay, Transocean President and CEO Steven Newman and Tim Probert, president of global business lines, and chief health, safety and environmental officer at Halliburton, are sworn in before testifying to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee about the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed breaking up the agency responsible for both policing the oil industry and acting as its partner in drilling activities, seeking to end a decades-old relationship between industry and government that has proved highly profitable — and some say too cozy — for both. The NYT explains.

  • Political Patience Wanes as Gulf Oil Spill Grows Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    Political patience is washing away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from spewing oil into the Gulf, where crews were trying the latest solution—submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker.

  • Obama Seeks to Split Agency That Monitors Oil Drilling Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 2:33 AM ET
    A dead turtle lies in the surf as concern continues that the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may harm animals in its path on May 3, 2010 in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

    The Obama administration is proposing splitting the agency that oversees offshore drilling in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. The New York Times reports.

  • Damage to BP Already Priced Into Stock: Analyst Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    Two analysts told CNBC Tuesday of several views they had on how investors can benefit from the weakening euro caused by the Greek debt crisis.

  • Market 'Flash Crash': 2 Key Points Emerging Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    Gary Gensler, the head of the CFTC, is also testifying in the House of Representatives on the cause of last Thursday's plunge. Mary Schapiro, the head of the SEC, has also released her testimony. ...There are two main points that most seem to agree upon.

  • Halftime Will Skepticism Or Optimism Prevail? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    With so many mixed signals in the market, should you bias toward being bullish or bearish?

  • Offshore Oil Disaster Could Boost New-Age Biofuels Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 12:24 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    While BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dimmed the prospects for new offshore oil drilling, next-generation biofuels may be able to compensate for that lost production, marking the start of a bigger move away from oil.

  • Mad Mail: Is BP Still Buyable? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 7:48 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on agriculture, oil and more.

  • Stocks Get a Bailout Pop; Dow Gains Over 400 Monday, 10 May 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks logged their biggest gains in over a year Monday after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-bailout package to stem the sovereign-debt crisis.

  • How NYSE/Nasdaq Circuit Breakers Will Work Monday, 10 May 2010 | 4:26 PM ET

    The SEC has issued a statement on its meeting with NYSE Chief Duncan Niederauer and Nasdaq chief Robert Greifeld: "As a first step, the parties agreed on a structural framework, to be refined over the next day, for strengthening circuit breakers and handling erroneous trades." But what kind of circuit breakers?

  • Is Exxon Still a Good 'Buy'? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    ExxonMobil is the biggest company in America and has been profitable for the last five quarters. So should investors still be buying the oil giant? Andrew Lees, portfolio manager at Invesco Energy Fund and Shawn Reynolds, portfolio manager at Van Eck Global shared their insights.

  • Banks & Industrials Make a Comeback Monday, 10 May 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    The Dow held onto a solid 400-point gain Monday afternoon after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-rescue package for Greece and other nations over the weekend. Industrials and financials, the hardest hit last week, led the pack.

  • BP Struggles With List of Ways to Plug Gulf Gusher Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    Top hats and junk shots are on the list of possible next steps as BP, casting about after a 100-ton containment box failed, settles in for a long fight to stop its uncontrolled oil gusher a mile under the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Art Cashin: What to Watch in Today's Market Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks on all three US exchanges soared Monday, following news that the EU and IMF had agreed on a trillion-dollar rescue package. What's next for the markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and a CNBC market analyst, offered their insights.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Supports Halt in Offshore Leasing Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:57 PM ET
    Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson says President Obama made the right call in putting a moratorium on new Gulf of Mexico oil leasing in the wake of the BP disaster.

  • Dow Loses 600 for Week; Nasdaq in Correction Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:53 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks sold off in volatile trading Friday as an encouraging jobs report fell to the back burner and the market remained jittery after Thursday's nauseating freefall.

  • Dow Down Over 150 as Closing Bell Nears Friday, 7 May 2010 | 3:39 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks sold off in volatile trading Friday as an encouraging jobs report fell to the back burner and the market remained jittery after Thursday's nauseating freefall.