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  • The bulls were giddy on Tuesday amid growing expectations that central banks around the world were ready to do even more to boost the struggling recovery.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, tech and more.

  • Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.

  • Investors were chattering about the sharp move higher in stocks this September and what to make of weakness on Monday. Should you position for further gains?

  • Stocks lost ground in the last half hour of trading and closed near the lows of the session Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity.  AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks added to modest losses ahead of the close Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity.  AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.

  • Plus, get calls on the Southwest-AirTran deal, retail and more.

  • Both the Dow and S&P traded lower Monday despite a flurry of M&A valued at $10.5 billion. What gives?

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    The acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines, two discount carriers, means that Southwest expects robust demand for flights, its CEO told CNBC Monday.

  • The Federal Reserve is on the investor’s side and therefore, stocks will ultimately see a boost, said Rod Smyth, chief investment strategist at Riverfront Investment Group.

  • Stocks were slightly lower Monday amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity and in the absence of significant economic news.  Alcoa fell, HP gained.

  • Stocks are sitting at 4-month highs as the Dow is still on pace for its best September since 1939 and its best quarter in a year. How good a month has it been? The Dow has only been down on 4 days in September — the fewest number of days in any month since April 2007.

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    Southwest Airlines said Monday it will buy AirTran for about $1.42 billion. The move will put Southwest in head-to-head competition with Delta Air Lines in Delta's home base of Atlanta.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Which metal do you believe? Cramer’s goes “Off the Charts” for an answer.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Stocks finished sharply lower Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Home Depot fell, while HP rose.

  • Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.

  • Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news.  bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.