Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.
For the first time, shares of LinkedIn became available to short sellers today, but market watchers say there was a wide gulf between what sellers were asking and what buyers were willing to pay. A high stakes game of "chicken" ensued with little or, no business being transacted.
Tuesday is the first day that traders can short shares of LinkedIn. That is, if you can find shares to borrow and are willing to pay the price.
Twelve T. Rowe funds are holding shares of Facebook. While it is not unique for a mutual fund to hold shares of a private company, it's interesting at many levels. For those that like to speculate about the future of Facebook, this adds weight to the argument that Facebook will go public sooner rather than later.
The bull market is seeing the equivalent of its first gray hairs and the proof is in Tuesday's blast of merger activity.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Dennis Gartman is back to buying stocks and is "pleasantly long" on the market after bailing out in early April.
With the growth stock wipeout, many investors are now looking to big-cap and value names, and the trend is seen continuing.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior commodities and personal finance correspondent.
JeeYeon Park is a writer for CNBC.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC
Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk.
Stocks rose to new highs as investors reacted to strong home-price gains and a jump in consumer confidence.
Not only has job growth been slow, but too many new jobs have paid poorly. That could change in the coming year.
Santa's sleigh delays; frothy tech values; more 'wisdom' from McDonald's. Here are the week's market winners and losers.