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  • Stocks turned mixed Monday amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve and the release of several major earnings reports this week. DuPont and 3M fell, while Boeing and JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks struggled for direction amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve in the wake of a disappointing jobs report on Friday. 3M and Caterpillar fall, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of RailAmerica and Intuitive Surgical popped while CNOOC and Baker Hughes dropped.

  • Plus, get calls on Internet video streaming, HMOs and more.

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  • The argument that the market advanced on merger news is silly: the important point is that the market has bounced at least three times on the modest 2 to 4 percent pullbacks that we have seen since June, so it is simply continuing a trend.

  • While GM is grabbing the headlines, stock traders over the weekend were talking about: The continuing strength of the China/commodity play.

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    CNOOC, China's third-largest oil and gas producer, said Tuesday its 2008 profit surged 43 percent as oil prices boomed but warned this year's outlook was more somber due to a price slump.

  • The joint government statement that banks are more than well capitalized and that banks that can't raise more private capital can tap government funds is helping banks but not lifting the overall market.

  • China opened the door to short selling and margin trading. Morgan Stanley's Jerry Lou told CNBC what the new trade means for Chinese financial health -- and the fear of a global meltdown.

  • Have Chinese equities bottomed?  Jerry Lou, China strategist at Morgan Stanley, offered CNBC his outlook for the Shanghai-Beijing stock market.

  • Energy stocks are oversold and now is the time to jump in, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a research note on Friday.

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    With the 2008 Summer Game's set to begin today in Beijing, here is a look at China By The Numbers:

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  • Oil Pump

    China's largest offshore oil services group on Monday agreed to buy Norwegian competitor Awilco Offshore for around $2.5 billion to increase its drilling capacity and expand its business overseas.

  • Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $34 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Shares in Sinopec slid 5 percent on Monday after Asia's top oil refiner posted a sharper-than-forecast dive in quarterly earnings, while analysts expect lofty crude prices to keep eroding margins.

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    The Shanghai Composite index is down 46 percent from its October highs, its worst showing ever. Is it time to get out of China investments? Peter Navarro, UC Irvine business professor and Jack Perkowski, author of "Managing the Dragon," offered their insights to CNBC.

  • Washington won't admit it, but they want a weak dollar. Here's the play.

  • Top Chinese offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC posted a disappointing 14 percent rise in second-half earnings despite climbing oil prices, after paying out nearly $1 billion in oil taxes in 2007.