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  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Across the country, state officials struggling with big budget shortfalls are trying to get Amazon.com to take on a role it does not want: tax collector, the New York Times reports.

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    A wise old fund manager once told me "never trust a man or woman under the age of thirty to manage your money; they ain't seen nothing yet."

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

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    The show, dubbed "geek spring break" by some, has grown beyond its music and film roots to become a gathering spot for venture capitalists and some of the biggest stars in the tech world. But as it has grown, it has become more difficult for startups to turn heads.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Like smog in Los Angeles on an August afternoon, everywhere you turn, you see it—news about Charlie Sheen. Even Roseanne Barr says Sheen's shenanigans make her look sane, (though she's no fan of Chuck Lorre).

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    The troubled Hollywood star not only brought a massive audience to the social media site, he used the platform in a new way.

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    SecondMarket is looking to tap into growing demand for shares in private companies that are waiting longer to IPO. We got a sneak peak at its new trading platform it is announcing tomorrow, which aims to overhaul how alternative investments are managed and traded.

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    Millionaires are more optimistic about the economy but unlike the rest of us, they don’t blow their whole paycheck on videogames and Little Debbie snack cakes. If you want to get rich, you're going to have to get off the couch.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    With a weak slate of titles, February is shaping up to be another negative month for the video game industry.

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    Investors and startups here can't stop talking about cloud computing. With the explosion of the amount of data out there and growing demand to access that, both companies and consumers are turning to the cloud, an opportunity for a number of fast-growing startups.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Digging into company’s dirty laundry was a job once left primarily to news media and a handful of muckrakers. But now, sites like Twitter, the stock-information network StockTwits, and other online bulletin boards are becoming virtual newsrooms where valuable information about earnings and corporate events are increasingly likely to break first.

  • Twitter

    Millions of people use  Twitter to follow their friends, read the news and share information.  A new hedge fund will soon use tweets to make investing decisions. Would you use Twitter for investment advice? Share your opinion.

  • Why the "Mad Money" host thinks the Internet giant may see shares trade lower.

  • Buried in 130 million daily tweets hides a veritable goldmine of information for traders and investors – if you know where to look. In one corner of the highly lucrative grains market is a growing network of farmers and traders that are using tweets to transform how this multi-trillion dollar industry does business. These tweets are dramatically accelerating the flow of information to give investors an edge in the commodities market. Farmers are also cashing in, using tweets from the trading flo

    CNBC spoke to farmers and traders taking part in this real-time dialogue to understand how this information is used, how bigger profits are made and how farming is going high-tech.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Last night I went on Facebook, clicked to the "Dark Knight" fan page, and a few seconds and $3 worth of Facebook credits later I was watching the film, crisp and clear on my laptop. It was easy, and inherently social — I could share the experience with my friends or follow their suggestions to immediately watch the film.

  • We would like to know — Do you use twitter?