Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

Not Your Run of the Mill Proxy Season

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco

Spring is just around the corner and Wall Street is in for a bit of Spring Cleaning. It's the all important proxy season. This year it will have an added dash of flare with the introduction of Dodd-Frank. How will financial regulation influence this year's proxies?

I asked Clarke Murphy , Global Leader of Russell Reynolds Associates' CEO and Board Services.

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  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

Employment Picture Makes Things Cloudy for Investors

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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NYSE Trader

Maybe today’s nonfarm payrolls number will convince investors not to get their hopes up too high.

Amid the almost breathless anticipation that has come to greet these monthly unemployment reports, the government put forth some fairly vanilla numbers: 192,000 new jobs created, which was a bit below consensus, and a drop of the unemployment rate to 8.9 percent, which was a bit better than consensus.

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  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

Roubini: Don’t Do It, Trichet!

Posted By: Nicole Lapin
Nouriel Roubini
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Nouriel Roubini

We know the drill—the ECB is worried about headline inflation, signaling they’re going to start tightening rates next month.

Dr. Doom himself told me on my show this morning that that isn’t a good idea. “That's a mistake, he said.” Given problems in the banking system, Roubini says the ECB is rushing too fast into hiking rates.

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  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

Goldman CEO May Testify at Insider Trading Trial

Posted By: John Carney
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein
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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

The insider trading trial of Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam may include testimony from Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

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  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

UBS CEO Goes Without Bonus

Posted By: Julia La Roche

'Dr. Doom' says the ECB's April rate hike would be a 'mistake' [CNBC.com]

UBS CEO won't accept 2010 bonus [WSJ]

Economic data today includes unemployment report [Associated Press via CNBC.com]

Check out"Five Things We're Watching" [CNBC's Nik Deogun, Matt Levine]

"Fired Workers Burn Indian Executive to Death" [Yahoo!News via Associated Press]

Unbelievable! This is happening in American suburbs:"The New Mafia" [The Daily]

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  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

Waking up With Nicole Lapin

Posted By: Nicole Lapin
  Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 7:57 AM ET

Nicole Lapin's Short & Long List

Posted By: Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin, of CNBC's Worldwide Exchange, explains what she's long and what she's short this week.

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  Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

The Mortgage Foreclosure Problem Meets Another Complication: The Proposed Regulatory

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

Blackberry Game Changer: BBM Coming to iPhone & Android?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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This may be a game changer: Reports are circulating that BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Apple's iPhone and Android smartphones. The original report , which surfaced this morning on BGR is generating a lot of buzz—because it could change the competitive landscape of the mobile phone industry.

Blackberry Messenger, or BBM as it is frequently called by its devotees, allows Blackberry owners to communicate with other Blackberry users regardless of which wireless carrier they use.

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  Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

Susan Tose Spencer: Unlikely NFL Negotiations Doesn't Get Settled

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco

I have spoken to so many football fans that have told me they would love to be a fly on the wall where the NFL negotiations are taking place. I thought that myself so I figured why not talk to someone who has participated in one of the most contentious NFL labor talks? I decided to speak with Susan Tose Spencer.

She was the Philadelphia Eagles' vice president, legal counsel and acting GM in 1984. In the strike of 1982, she kept the Eagle's books and was involved in the labor meeting. Both sides held firm for more than a month and nearly a third of the the NFL schedule was canceled and neither side was really satisfied with the ultimate compromise.

Five years later both sides once again battled over the question of free agency. Right now, last minute talks are underway as the NFL lockout looms. Susan offered me her perspective on the discussions.

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