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  • Week Ahead: No News May Be Good News for Stocks Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 8:01 PM ET

    Coming off a week "full of event risk," as one pro put it, the week ahead is relatively light. If Europe can hold it together, this market may just keep pushing higher.

  • Wall Street Blows Off Weak P&G Outlook Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    Boxes of Procter & Gamble's Tide with Bleach.

    Although P&G’s guidance for the current quarter fell short of estimates, one analyst said the Street is sort of blowing it off as investors look to see if the traditionally insular company can adjust its growth strategy successfully.

  • The European Central Bank Delivered...Really Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank offered key concessions on Thursday, this strategist says. 

  • Oil at 2-Week High, Biggest 1-Day Gain in a Month Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:07 PM ET

    U.S. oil futures topped $91 a barrel for the first time in two weeks, surging over 4 percent to post the biggest one-day surge for oil prices since June 29. The September WTI crude contract closed the NYMEX floor trading session up $4.27 at $91.40 a barrel.

  • How Knight Gave Traders a Heads-Up Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    Shortly after the market opened Wednesday, Knight Capital sent a message to its clients as trading started to get wacky.

  • Why This Restaurant Stock Skyrocketed Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    With second quarter earnings beating Wall Street estimates, OpenTable suddenly became appetizing again. But despite the euphoria, there are several things to keep in mind.

  • Forget About Facebook Until After Lockup: Analyst Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    Ken Sena, analyst for Evercore Partners thinks investors should wait on the sidelines, arguing that Facebook's value will get much clearer after the company's lockup expires.

  • Stocks to Watch: WFM, HNT, WCG & More Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Euro-Dollar Parity Could Happen: Strategist Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament's economic affairs committee in his role as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board on May 31, 2012 in Brussels.

    If piecemeal responses to the European crisis continue, this strategist says watch out for falling euros.

  • Investors Over-Own Safe Haven Debt Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Investors Over-Own Safe Haven Debt

    Bob Parker, senior advisor, Credit Suisse, says investors are significantly overweight safe haven bonds and underweight equities and he thinks stocks are cheap.

  • 5 Stocks Bill Ackman Is Betting on in 2012 Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    William Ackman

    While being an activist investor can be lucrative, it isn't easy. After all, it requires buying big, hulking positions in a small handful of stocks. Today, we're taking a look at five of the firm's favorite stocks for 2012.

  • Oil Posts Biggest One-Day Gain in a Month Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    Oil prices are extending gains on better-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data, a re-evaluation of Draghi's comments, and deepening concerns about escalating violence in Syria..

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    Russia has yielded many leading industrial companies that rank among global leaders in mining, metallurgy, petrochemicals and telecommunications. Despite the rapid development of the regional economy and the strides made over the past 20 years, WTO membership promises to be an important catalyst for growth in the Russian market.

  • Stocks to Watch: PG, VIAB, KCG & More Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 7:56 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:

  • Och-Ziff Draws Bullish Trades Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Och-Ziff Capital Management is not a name that often sees unusual option activity, but yesterday its trading lit up our screens.

  • Axa CEO Sees Bumpy Economic Recovery, Earnings Down Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:08 AM ET

    Europe’s second-biggest insurance company posted disappointing earnings for the first six months of 2012 but the company’s growth prospects were stable , Henri de Castries, chief executive and chairman of AXA, told CNBC.

  • Catholic Fund Fails to Convince Believers Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
    The Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Ceiling, 1511 (fresco) (pre-restoration)

    A fund that was set up to invest in line with Catholic beliefs is to close after its managers lost faith in its ability to attract investors, the Financial Times reports.

  • After a Loss, GM Plans Fast Action in Europe Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:50 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors vowed Thursday to accelerate changes at its troubled European division after a loss in the region dragged down the company’s profit by 41 percent in the second quarter, the New York Times reports.

  • Markets Expect Meager Job Growth in Sluggish Economy Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Constrcution Worker

    Construction and manufacturing may have added to what is expected to have been just a meager pickup in job growth in July.

  • Brokers Flee Knight Following Trading Blunder Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 5:57 PM ET
    Thomas M. Joyce, chairman and chief executive officer of Knight Capital Group Inc., second from the right, waits to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

    Some of the nation’s largest brokerage firms have stopped doing business with Knight Capital Group, removing a critical lifeline for the market-maker as it struggles to contain the fallout from a $400 million trading mistake.