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  • The U.S. markets closed up Thursday -- despite higher inflation and joblessness data. Is this a bear market rally or are declining oil prices at the heart of it? Jack Bouroudjian, chairman at Capital Markets Technology, and Steen Jakobsen, global head of asset management, executive director & CIO at Saxo Bank, give their insights to CNBC.

  • Wall Street shook off more signs of consumer weakness and instead focused on plunging oil prices, sending stocks up as financials continued to gain.

  • It’s prime whale watching season as the Street’s biggest money managers submit quarterly filings. What do they know that you don’t?

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis.  It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years.  Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.

  • Heat wave:  Paul Fremont, managing director at Jefferies & Co., has some deregulated utility stocks to power your portfolio.

  • CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be putting their money, and here are some of their best suggestions.

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    Calpine said Friday that its board had rejected a $9.2 billion takeover offer from NRG Energy as too low, but indicated it would be open to a higher bid from the rival power company.

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    For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

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    Crude retreats, giving stocks an opportunity to edge higher, but not without shaking up the market. Find out how to trade the airlines, Ford, consolidation in energy and more.

  • Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Stocks opened flat after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and a pullback in oil prices, which earlier topped $135 a barrel. A separate report showed the largest decline in housing prices on record.

  • **ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, DEC. 1-2** Smoke stacks from the NRG power plant located just outside of Jewett, Texas tower over Texas Highway 39, Nov. 28, 2007. The plant provides 250 full-time jobs for Limestone county. Jewett is one of four towns, two in Texas and two in Illinois, competing for the new state-of-the-art FutureGen power plant developers say would emit almost no pollution, turning coal into gas while capturing and storing climate-changing carbon dioxide deep underground. (AP Ph

    Power company NRG Energy has made an unsolicited bid to buy competitor Calpine for about $11 billion in stock, the companies said on Wednesday.

  • Paul Fremont, Jefferies & Co. managing director likes the "dirty coal" names.

  • Stocks rebounded this afternoon after a morning slide, and CNBC asked the market experts how investors can capitalize on this momentum.

  • No, that's not a typo. There's at least one type of alternative energy that will almost certainly benefit from a Republican presidency.

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    In sectors of the industrial economy, especially those directly affected by growing global demand, orders cannot be processed fast enough, hiring is rampant, products and services are being cranked out in record amounts and stocks are responding.