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  • Blackstone bulls expecting more Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:36 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, The Blackstone Group, USA.

    Option activity in Blackstone shows up frequently on our scanners, and the bulls returned to the name yesterday.

  • Andreessen talks tech boom, broken IPO market Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:56 PM ET
    Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz

    Marc Andreessen is bullish on startups and the economy. At the Allen Company conference in Sun Valley, he said he was most excited about is are new collaborative business models.

  • Wal-Mart to pull out of D.C. after wage vote Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    After a vote by the D.C. Council to raise the city's minimum wage, Wal-Mart has announced that it will not open three new stores in Washington.

  • Good grades ahead for back-to-school sales Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.

  • With Mortgage Rates Up, What Can Home Buyers Do? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Rising rates are a worry: 30-year fixed rate mortgages have gone from 3.5 percent to about 4.5 percent in the past month. However, concerns that the housing recovery may be choked off by this is a bit premature.

  • Liberty Media's Malone wants cable consolidation Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media and Liberty Global, and CEO of Discovery Holding, arrives at the conference.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin caught up with Liberty Media's John Malone at the Allen & Co. conference, where he called for consolidation in the cable business. Will he strike a deal?

  • Stock picking is back, and hedge funds win Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    Life has gotten a bit better for stock pickers. Here's why that's good news for hedge fund managers.

  • 'Bernanke put' fails, leaving bond traders fuming Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Who would have thought Fed chief Ben Bernanke's comment about "highly accommodative policy" would cause this kind of rally? Now, there are a clutch of angry traders.

  • Semiconductor bulls turn to Xilinx Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    Chip-related names were strong yesterday, and the bulls looked for Xilinx to participate.

  • What Did Ben Say? Playing the Fed Word Game Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 3:12 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Bernanke's words on tapering could undo his efforts to stimulate the economy, but quantitative easing is here to stay, and saying interest rates will rise in the near future is an overreaction.

  • Liberty Media's John Malone on the Cable Hunt Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    John Malone

    Sun Valley is always about deal makers and deal maestros. Liberty Media's John Malone, who made a late arrival on Wednesday, knows a thing or two about how to do a deal.

  • Foreclosures fall even as judges ramp up Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    U.S. foreclosure activity in June fell to the lowest level since December of 2006, but certain states are seeing a rise in activity.

  • In Wake of Another Lawsuit, Diller Defends Aereo Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:12 PM ET
    Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

    Here in Sun Valley, they are not just talking about deals, they're also discussing disruptive new technologies. The business generating perhaps the most conversation is television.

  • Bank Earnings: Strong, But Lots of Tricky Crosscurrents Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    Bank earnings will be one of the bright spots for Q2 earnings. S&P 500 breaks financials down into several categories. Commercial Banks--mostly regional banks, but including Wells Fargo (WFC)--are expected to have an 11 percent earnings increase, according to S&P Capital IQ.

  • Wal-Mart: We'll pull out of DC if wage bill passes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.

  • From Snooki to Spitzer, a shortage of character Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City.

    From ill-behaved reality TV stars to tainted politicians, America has a problem. Here's why we need to restore our values from the top down.

  • The Best Hedge Fund Ad Slogans On Twitter Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    The news that the SEC will begin allowing hedge fund to publicly advertise has set Twitter ablaze with suggestions on for, as they say on twitter, #hedgefundslogans.

  • Fast rising mortgage rates are dire for housing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    You don't see it now, and you won't for a few months, but higher mortgage raise will force a major pause in the housing recovery.

  • Hewlett-Packard Stock Has 25% Upside: Pro Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Citigroup upgraded HP on the potential for better demand for its services and its underappreciated cost-cutting efforts.

  • Glum Export Data Pours Cold Water on China GDP Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    China's export figures are not good news for GDP figures, which will be released on Sunday night.

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