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  • Believing in yourself is the most important life lesson, Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman and CEO, told CNBC Wednesday. But sometimes, it takes others to have that belief first.

  • Plus, get calls on Goldman Sachs, Apple and more.

  • Warren Buffett speaks to CNBC's Becky Quick on June 2, 2010.

    Matching your record up against the greats can make you feel like the market is no place for amateurs, or for those who have a day job that isn't in the markets. That's why it's important to remember that no one's perfect, not even the giants in the industry.

  • Extended Stay emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a few months after the hotel chain was bought by a group of investors led by private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.

  • For decades, public pension funds have bankrolled the private equity industry. Now, frustrated by what it sees as expensive fees and lack of transparency at private equity firms, one state has decided on a do-it-yourself approach. The NYT reports.

  • Apparently, the markets think so, too.

  • Financials led the markets higher on Monday, after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced its new regulations. Should investors buy the banks now? Chris Kotowski, analyst at Oppeneimer, and Collyn Gilbert, managing director and senior bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their best plays.

  • If a deal can’t pass Cramer’s test, then it’s not worth buying.

  • President Barack Obama

    That the honeymoon between Washington and Wall Street has turned to bitter recriminations is not news, given that the administration had long pledged to revamp Wall Street regulation in the wake of a crisis that rattled the global financial system. The NYT reports.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Blackstone and Walmart popped while Deere and Baidu dropped.

  • Stocks ended lower Monday, led by industrials, materials and techs. Investors once again shrugged off a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity, which normally gives the market a boost.

  • Stocks were mixed in a tight range Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness cut into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • Stocks turned lower Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness crept into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday with merger and acquisition activity adding some focus to low-volume summer trading.

  • Shanghai

    The private equity group made its first significant investment in the booming Chinese housing market after agreeing to a deal with one of Hong Kong’s largest property. The FT reports.

  • Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.

  • With stocks closing lower 4 days in a row, is it time to surrender to the trend?

  • Stocks ended the week down sharply, with the major indexes down as much as 4 percent in the worst week for the markets since July 2.  Retail drops.

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    In the span of 3 days the S&P has broken below the 200-day, 100-day and 55-day moving average. The last time we saw this it was in June.

  • U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.