Lehman Brothers surprised Wall Street with record profits, beating estimates by 33 cents per share. As the largest brokerage firms gear up to report their quarterly financial results, is Lehman’s act too tough to follow? Jeffery Harte, managing director of equity research at Sandler O’Neill, joined CNBC’s Sue Herera on “Power Lunch” with an earnings outlook.
A debate continues in the Senate over the energy bill that could bring massive changes to the current U.S. energy policy. On “Morning Call,” Christopher Horner, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism,” and David Hamilton, director of the Sierra Club’s Global Warming & Energy program, debated which party has the best policy.
Australia is no longer just a hot tourist destination -- it’s also a great place to invest in, according to Anthony Cragg. On “Squawk on the Street,” the lead manager for the Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund spoke about the investment opportunities down under.
On “Morning Call,” Brian Stine, investment strategist at Allegiant Asset Management, and Edgar Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management, discussed the best places for investors’ money during the current volatile market.
Technology rivals Bill Gates and Steve Jobs shared the stage Wednesday night, at the annual tech conference run by The Wall Street Journal. On “Squawk on the Street,” Harry Blount, IT hardware & storage network analyst at Lehman Brothers, discussed how far Apple can go and the future of its relationship with Microsoft.
An overnight selloff in the Chinese market caused the Shanghai Composite Index to fall 6.5%, just one day after hitting all-time highs. Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, and J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Company, joined CNBC’s Mark Haines on “Morning Call,” to discuss whether the exuberance that has driven China’s stock rally will evaporate and hurt global markets.
The summer movie season kicks off with Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Disney’s third installment of Pirates comes after box office records were recently set by the Shrek and Spider-Man sequels. David Brain, CEO of Entertainment Properties Trust, joined CNBC’s Erin Burnett on “Squawk on the Street” to explain how he’s profiting from the big screen.
In a first for the credit card industry, American Express is allowing some cardholders to charge their monthly mortgage payments.
TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Partners are teaming up to buy wireless phone carrier Alltel for $71.50 per share. The news of the Alltel buyout is also driving up the shares of other domestic, rural wireless carriers. Christoper Larsen, analyst at Credit Suisse, appeared on “Morning Call” to discuss other possible wireless carriers stirring private-equity interest.
With the Dow on a record run and the S&P surpassing its closing high set in 2000, is now the time to be aggressive in this rally? Darin Richards, chief investment strategist at AKT Wealth Advisors, and Barry Ritholtz, chief market strategist at Ritholtz Research & Analytics, debated the issue on “Morning Call.”