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  • Staples Raises Bid in Effort to Crack Dutch Market Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 1:09 PM ET

    U.S. office supplies retailer Staples raised its all-cash bid for Dutch business products group Corporate Express for the second time to 1.7 billion euros ($2.65 billion) on Tuesday.

  • Pop From Factory Orders Fizzles; GM Jumps Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave further indication that the central bank was comfortable with current interest rates and General Motors announced a restructuring plan that will close four North American plants.

  • Futures Move Higher After GM Announcement Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher after General Motors said it would stop production at a truck plant in Canada and three others in North America.

  • Money Flow: More Out Of Bonds Then Into Stocks Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Financials Lead Rebound; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Merger Buzz, Jobless Report Boost Stocks Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    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 Hold Gains as Housing Prices Tumble Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $43 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Corp. Express Fights Staples Bid with French Buy Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Corporate Express, a Dutch office supplier fighting off a hostile bid from U.S. rival Staples, has agreed to buy French rival Lyreco for 1.39 billion euros ($2.16 billion) in cash and equity.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Corp. Express Shares Fall as Staples Goes Hostile Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    Shares in Dutch office goods supplier Corporate Express slipped on Tuesday after U.S. office supplies retailer Staples launched a hostile 1.5 billion euro ($2.3 billion) bid for the firm.

  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Stocks Skid as Core Produce Prices Jump Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday after a measure of wholesale inflation rose more than expected, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Home Depot's Bottom Line: Weaker Sales Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Futures dropped a bit as core PPI for April was a stronger than expected. Elsewhere: 1) Home Depot beat estimates, reporting earnings of $0.41 (14 percent below last year's $0.48), vs. consensus estimates of $0.37. Despite the apparent beat, the stock is down 3 percent:

  • Nearly 3.2 billion shares traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Portfolio values are now up to a combined $67 billion.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Staples Profit Climbs on Strong International Sales Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET

    Staples, the No. 1 office supplies retailer, reported a higher quarterly profit Tuesday that matched Wall Street's expectations, due in part to strong sales in international markets.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Wall Street is on inflation watch Tuesday. In fact, it is beginning to be on inflation watch everyday. The producer price index, the measure of inflation at the producer level, is released at 8:30 a.m. and is the only item on the economic calendar for Tuesday.