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  Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 9:33 AM ET

Uh Oh: Mark Zandi Just Said There Is 'Zero' Chance of a Major Muni Default

Posted By: John Carney
Photo by: John Carney

Just when I was starting to feel less worried about the municipal bond market, along comes Mark Zandi.

Bloomberg reports :

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  Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

Morgan Stanley Hacked?!

Posted By: Julia La Roche

"Middle East in Crisis: a Worst-Case Scenario" [CNBC.com's Patrick Allen]

US approves first deepwater oil drilling permit since BP oil spill [NYTimes]

Morgan Stanley hacked?! [Bloomberg]

What's Twitter really worth? [CNBC's Herb Greenberg]

European Court of Justice says men are not worse than women drivers [Reuters via CNBC.com]

Check out "Five Things We're Watching: March 1, 2011" [CNBC's Nik Deogun, Matt Levine]

Feeling a little low? Maybe you need to visit the world's first naked (yes, really naked) therapist [The Daily]

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  Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

Waking up With Nicole Lapin

Posted By: Nicole Lapin

So, this time next week, I will be a year older, but probably not a year wiser—just a week wiser. Here’s what I learned while you were working on REM sleep:

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

Collect Call From Mr. Madoff: Will You Accept the Charges?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

The Big Tort

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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Michael Lewis is being sued over his book The Big Short.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

Welcome to Nouriel Roubini's Scary New World of G-Zero

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com
Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

Nouriel Roubini and political scientist Ian Bremmer have developed a new conceptual framework for understanding the economic and political challenges of the 21st century: The G-Zero World.

The phrase G-Zero is borrowed from the G-20, the club of finance ministers and central bankers of the world's twenty major economies. The group has grown in recent years: It was first the G-7 industrialized nations, then the G8 when Russia was added—in its current 20 nation form, it includes developing nations such as China, India, and Brazil.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

The Next Commodities Play: Hoarding Nickels

Posted By: John Carney
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Looking for a commodities play that will let you hedge against inflation? The blog UnitedWeBland says you should hoard your nickels .

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

Will First Day of Trading Again Be Lucky for Markets?

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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Turning the page on the calendar has become a favorite exercise for the stock market over the past year or so.

So with February fading into March, traders likely should brace themselves for a happy Tuesday, delivered straight from the accommodating folks on Wall Street.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

The Dictators of Spelling: A Googler's Guide to Finding 'Gaddafi ' in the News

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

If you're looking for a news story containing the name of the Libyan leader you may be in for a challenge: The spelling of 'Gaddafi' across news outlets has been as erratic as his recent behavior.

Here is a quick spelling cheat sheet to help you keep track and to aid in your search.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

Why the Tax Cut Didn't Stimulate More Spending

Posted By: John Carney
US Capitol Building with cash
US Capitol Building with cash

Consumers increased spending 0.2 percent in January, despite a cut in Social Security taxes that grew personal income by a full percentage point.

You’ll hear lots of theories about why consumers didn’t spend more of the increased income. But don’t read too much into the news.

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