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  • In topics that ranged from taxes to jobs to American competitiveness to education to the deficit, President Obama came across to CEOs as willing to listen and work with business.

  • Obama Meets With Twenty Top Business Leaders At The White House

    President Obama is holding a meeting today with 20 prominent business leaders to share ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs. Here is a look at how these companies performed since President Obama took office.

  • Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.

  • On the day when shipping giant FedEx is expecting to handle a record number of packages—16 million—one analyst puts a buy on the stock, while another, likes both FedEx and its rival UPS equally.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why BB&T and UPS popped while Dupont and SAIC dropped.

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    America may not make as many goods as it used to, but it's moving goods around at a pace not seen since before the recession.

  • A little faith can go a long way in this market.

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    It’s tipping time again, and figuring out who and how to give a tip can bring on a holiday headache. So we’ve put together five tips from etiquette experts to help ease the dreaded end-of-year ritual.

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    Wal-Mart is trying to throw a holiday knockout punch online. Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, with no minimum purchase, on almost 60,000 gift items, including many toys and electronics, reports the New York Times.the New York Times reports.

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    More than 150 companies with market caps above $500 million that claim they have free cash flow—really don't!

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    For some handsomely paid seasonal employees, now truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Those Christmas carolers in the mall might really be professional singers earning up to $100 an hour.  That woman hustling past them laden with shopping bags could even be a personal gift shopper taking home $200 an hour.

  • Airplane Takeoff

    Several transportation experts say that full screening of all air cargo would cause the system of express air delivery to grind to a halt, reports The New York Times

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

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    Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said on Sunday.

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    The mail bomb plot stretching from Yemen to Chicago may have been aimed at blowing up planes in flight and was only narrowly averted, officials said Sunday, acknowledging that one device almost slipped through Britain and another seized in Dubai was unwittingly flown on two passenger jets.

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    A Qatar Airways spokesman says a parcel carrying the mail bomb found in Dubai traveled on two separate passenger planes.

  • Stocks closed modestly higher after a see-saw session as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Alcoa fell.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.

  • Stocks rose out of negative territory after rallying earlier in the sessions as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Caterpillar fell.