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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

China, Revolution—and Food Price Shocks

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Flag of the People's Republic of China
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Flag of the People's Republic of China

If you were forced to choose a single word in which to encapsulate the collective obsessions of China's ruling elite you could do worse than to pick this one: Stability. And so data suggesting spiking prices of Chinese foodstuffs may stoke the regimes fears of their bête noire.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

New York & Co. Poaches Execs From Coach

Posted By: Stephanie Landsman
Coach | Graphic OP Art Wristlet
Coach Inc.
Coach | Graphic OP Art Wristlet

Retailer Coach seeing two of its design executives split at the seams and leave for New York & Company .

The latest to jump ship: Coach's Executive Vice President Of Design David Witkewicz.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 2:49 PM ET

Goldman Bonuses: “Totally Meh.”

Posted By: John Carney
Goldman Sachs
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Goldman Sachs

The beautifully designed new headquarters of Goldman Sachs was full of the sound of grumbling and a few slamming doors yesterday as staff got the news about their annual bonuses.

Bonuses were far lower than last year for many staffers.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

Wall Street's Super Bowl Favorite: Go Pack!

Posted By: Jeff Cox
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

While it may break the football hearts of hometown fans at the market exchanges in Chicago and New York, history shows that investors will be better off if the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers play in the Super Bowl.

Sorry, Bears and Jets fans, but in the combined 11 NFL championship games in which either the Steelers \(6-1\) or Packers \(3-1\) have played, the Standard & Poor’s 500 has never turned in a losing year.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

Bank of America: Probably Still Screwed

Posted By: John Carney
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Bank of America flag

Brian Moynihan looked and sounded confident this morning as he closed out his first year as President and CEO of Bank of America.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

Dumb Rules

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Government Regulation
CNBC.com
Government Regulation

Here's a shocker: Washington imposes lots of dumb rules on its citizens—particularly beleaguered small businesses.

While the skeptics among us may suspect that fact is unlikely to change, it's at least getting a public airing.

According to an article in today'sNew York Times :

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 11:28 AM ET

Dodd-Frank & Basel III: A Round Peg and Square Hole?

Posted By: Ash Bennington

To put it simply and bluntly, Dodd-Frank & Basel III have components that are logically contradictory.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

Tepper: It's No Longer "An Everything Will Go Up" Market

Posted By: Cadie Thompson
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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

10 Things That Would Make David Rosenberg a Bull

Posted By: Jeff Cox
David Rosenberg
CNBC
David Rosenberg

If you’ve been a follower of David Rosenberg’s over the years and think there is absolutely nothing that would turn him bullish, think again.

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  Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

Here’s the Real Story of JPMorgan’s M&A Unit Shakeup

Posted By: John Carney
JP Morgan Chase
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JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan is shaking up its mergers and acquisitions business.

Jimmy Elliott, who has been running JPMorgan’s M&A unit for more than five years, will step aside. The M&A business will be run by JPMorgan’s Chris Ventresca and Jim Woolery, currently the head of the corporate department at Cravath, Swain & Moore.

Elliott will remain at the firm as relationship guy, brought in to work with the most important clients and the biggest deals.

But responsibility for day to day operations and staffing will rest with Ventresca and Woolery.

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