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  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 7:53 AM ET

    Mergers and would be-mergers, housing starts and producer prices could all influence the market today. Stocks look a bit weak on the opening after clinging to small gains yesterday that put the Dow at another record.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    Stocks are grounded for now, after flying high yesterday on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's soothing comments about inflation. The markets look flat to mixed ahead of the open and a bunch of economic data. More testimony from Bernanke and several key data points could determine direction.

  • Stocks closed lower on Monday afternoon as investors took profits in financials, technology and energy,  sectors that had been market leaders. The S&P 500, the Nasdaq, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average all closed just above their lows for the day. 

  • Home Depot said Monday it was considering a sale, spin-off or initial public offering of its professional supply business to focus on its retail stores, reversing a controversial policy of former CEO Robert Nardelli to expand the unit. Wall Street has criticized the wholesale distribution unit with its lower profit margins.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Getting Beat On HD--And Loving It Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    They Were Too Quick: I admit it. Our anchors beat me to the punch today. And that’s a good thing. Trust me when I tell you TV anchoring is not as easy as it may look. There are many, many moving parts to keep track of, not the least of which is familiarizing yourself with a plethora of material and appearing comfortable delivering it.

  • Rethinking CEO Pay Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    What many see as outrageous or obscene compensation for chief executive officers is back in the limelight after some high profile pay packages lately. The WEF meeting is tackling the issue by asking basic questions: What’s an appropriate level for top managers? Who defines “appropriate” and how?  Should a CEO’s pay be linked to the company’s performance? The contrarian view is that there is little or no direct link between pay and performance and coupling the two might be detrimental because CEOs would cut corners to boost their pay, eroding the company’s long-term prospects. (More)

  • Wall Street Wants Rudy -- And Hillary -- For President Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 5:29 PM ET

    Pollsters often try to make their jobs simpler, by predicting elections via demographic groups. So who does that abstract cross-section called "Wall Street" want in the White House in 2008? The answers may not be so cut-and-dried, says John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent.

  • Home Depot Gives Up Board Seat; Good Move? Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    The barbarians are no longer at the gate -- they're in the boardroom. A growing number of companies are adding activist shareholders to their boards of directors, often times as a means of avoiding a nasty public fight. Now Home Depot appears to be embracing the trend. Consequently, investors can’t help but wonder if the the home builder is caving in or making a smart move.

  • Home Depot, facing investor criticism for its governance practices and $210 million severance for former Chief Executive Robert Nardelli, said Relational Investors has ended a proxy fight, and was awarded a seat on the retailer's board.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 9:01 AM ET

    Wall Street is gearing up for a higher opening this morning after yesterday's sluggish trading saw averages barely budge. Tokyo and Hong Kong closed higher, and China's market found a firmer footing after its steep decline.

  • Who's the Next CEO to Go? Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    On Wall Street, there’s a guilty pleasure in watching the rich and powerful stumble.  After the resignation Dell Chief Executive Kevin Rollins, many investors began quietly asking where the axe might fall next. Jon Ogg, the editor of 24/7 Wall Street.com, has accurately predicted changes at the helm of Home Depot, Gap and, as we mentioned, Dell. Today on CNBC’s “Street Signs,” we asked the question that everyone is wondering.

  • Robert Nardelli

    Former Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli could have stayed as chief executive of the home-products giant if he had agreed to take a $20 million cut in his contract that entitled him to around $200 million, CNBC'S Charlie Gasparino has learned.

  • FDIC Extends Delay on Retailers Owning Banks Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 3:52 PM ET

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation voted on Wednesday to extend for one year a moratorium on bank applications by commercial companies, such as Wal-Mart Stores  and Home Depot .

  • Vista Hits The Masses--Verizon "Hangs Up" on Apple Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are looking for direction this morning as Europe trades mostly higher and Asian stocks were mixed overnight. Lots of deal news and earnings reports are making headlines  this morning, and investors await a heavy menu of economic data and a Fed meeting later in the week.

  • Exec Comp: Should Shareholders Hold Say? Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 3:06 PM ET

    The days of Enron and WorldCom-sized corporate malfeasance scandals may seem like they just ended, but another debate regarding corporate ethics is reaching critical mass in boardrooms across the country – the issue of executive compensation. Adding fuel to the fire were the recent lucrative severance packages for Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli ($210 million) and Pfizer  CEO Hank McKinnell...

  • Rethinking CEO Pay Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 4:17 PM ET

    What many see as outrageous or obscene compensation for chief executive officers is back in the limelight after some high profile pay packages lately. The WEF meeting is tackling the issue by asking basic questions: What’s an appropriate level for top managers? Who defines “appropriate” and how?  Should a CEO’s pay be linked to the company’s performance? The contrarian view is that there is little or no direct link between pay and performance and coupling the two might be detrimental because CEOs would cut corners to boost their pay, eroding the company’s long-term prospects. (More)

  • CNBC's Schacknow: When A Company PR Dept. Calls Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 2:14 PM ET

    A Belated Return: The breaking news desk blog has returned after a longer than expected absence - upon my return to work yesterday after vacation, my computer somehow fried its innards, necessitating a complete overhaul. As I told my very understanding CNBC.com bosses, the dog really DID eat my homework!

  • The home improvement retailer said it reached agreement with Frank Blake, who succeeded Robert Nardelli as chairman and CEO this month, on terms of his pay on Jan. 23.

  • Court Won't Block Nardelli's Severance Pay Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 11:18 PM ET

    A Superior Court judge Monday denied a request by a group of shareholders of Home Depot to temporarily block the world's largest home improvement store chain from paying former Chief Executive Bob Nardelli any more of his $210 million severance package.

  • Viewers Respond--Your Emails on Pay Rage Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

    We wanted to hear from you--and we did--as it was your turn on sound off on the pay rage issue that exploded this week after the resignation of Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli. Our question focused on what the new CEO Of Home Depot--Frank Blake--should make. Nardelli resigned last Tuesday, January 3rd--and left with a $210 million severance package...