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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

NUS Consulting Group: Oil Is at a Tipping Point

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
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The bullish drivers behind oil—the Mid-East crisis, weaker dollar and low interest rates—are not slowing down and that means the probability of a black gold rush should continue. But while events drive this commodity every higher over the short term, will the spike continue over the long term?

I decided to catch up with Richard Soultanian President of the utility cost management consulting firm, NUS, which recently published its forecast of market pricing through the end of 2011.

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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

Meet the Goldman Partner Who's Quitting to Work With Tony Hayward

Posted By: Courtney Comstock, Business Insider
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The head of Goldman's investment banking unit, Julian Metherell, is leaving the firm to work with Tony Hayward, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

BofA the Gloomiest of Them All: GDP at 1.5%

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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The race to the bottom for first-quarter GDP projections has a new leader: Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

With a succession of mild unemployment drops unable to ease concerns about the larger slow-growth story for the US economy, BofAML now sees the quarter’s growth prospects at just 1.5 percent.

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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

Insider Trading in Silicon Valley

Posted By: John Carney
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Insider trading may be a far bigger problem than many people both inside and outside of Silicon Valley realize.

Many involved in the Web 2.0 start-up tech world believe that insider trading laws do not apply to buying and selling shares of non-public companies. More specifically, they believe that because so many of those involved in such trading have inside information creates an exemption from the usual rules that bar trading while in possession of what the Securities and Exchange Commission calls "material non-public information."

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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

Munis: The Stench of Risk or of Opportunity?

Posted By: John Carney
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The market for municipal bonds has been in distress since late last year. Investors have been selling bonds, states and cities have been declining to issue bonds, bond funds have seen massive exits of capital, and a lively debate has arisen about the likelihood of sizable bond defaults.

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  Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

President Barack Obama Is Seeking Re-Election

Posted By: Julia La Roche
  Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

Market Valuation: Snooki vs. Toni

Posted By: Lori Spechler
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Nicole Polizzi

If the market decides value then Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, queen of the hot tub is more valuable than than the great American novelist, Toni Morrison.

For those of you that don't live on the internet, here is the defining story of the day —Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be paid more than Toni Morrison for an appearance at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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  Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

Flashback 10 Years Ago Today: The Infamous Story Of Lee Munson

Posted By: Katya Wachtel, Business Insider
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10 years ago today, the New York Observer published a story about a 25-year old who moved from California to Manhattan and became a stockbroker.

He was "a tall, lanky, swaggering 25-year-old who... work[ed] at a top brokerage house in midtown, [wore] a lot of Prada and Gucci, [drove] a BMW and [was] married to an attractive 27-year-old woman who works in the art world."

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  Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

This Is the Most Important Document Released by the Fed

Posted By: John Carney
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The Fed never wanted to release the information about the discount window borrowers. So when the federal courts forced the release, the Fed through a temper tantrum.

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  Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

Kraft Foods FIghts Food Inflation With Smaller Servings

Posted By: Lori Spechler

Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld says she is closely watching the rise in commodities prices.

We're exposed there in most of our categories, she said. The company, she says has been focused on investing in its franchises to cut costs and improve margins. Part of that process has been introducing smaller packages, smaller serving sizes and lowering costs across the chain.

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