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  • Futures Remain Lower After Case-Shiller Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures were lower Tuesday even after a report that said home prices gained for the third straight month in June. Investors also waited for a key consumer confidence report later today to provide a greater indication of the state of the U.S. economy.

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    Not since the grim period after World War II has Germany had significant blackouts, but it is now bracing for that possibility after shutting down half its nuclear reactors practically overnight. The New York Times reports.

  • Fidelity, BlackRock Make Broker's 'Dog Fund' List Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 8:17 AM ET
    Depressed Dog

    Some of the UK asset management industry's biggest names are running "dog" equity funds – serial underperformers that are not returning value to their clients, according to a new report from broker Bestinvest.

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    Global recession in 2012 is “65 to 75 percent certain" and could deteriorate into a lengthy depression, Roger Nightingale, economist and strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC on Monday.

  • Dodging an M&A Slowdown Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
    Dodging an M&A Slowdown

    Should entrepreneurs and investors in the M&A market get their deals done now, before the slowdown happens? Dan Primack, Fortune.com senior editor, says that may be the case.

  • Gold Gilded Age? Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 6:35 AM ET
    Gold Gilded Age?

    The peak in gold is short term, says Tom O'Brien, The Gold Report editor, who weighs in on whether investors should worry about gold in the long-run.

  • Sovereign Spreads Challenging Cherished Notions Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:35 AM ET
    Ronald McDonald

    A few years ago, I pointed out in a column that the cost of insuring the US government against a default in the credit derivatives market, had risen above that of McDonalds, the US fast food company, for the first time, the FT's Gillian Tett writes.  

  • No Growth From Cutting Costs: CIO Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    No Growth From Cutting Costs: CIO

    By cutting costs, businesses slash the aggregate demand for their products and others, Richard Cookson, CIO at Citi Private Bank, told CNBC. "The corporate sector can not continue to simply cut costs, rather than have top line growth," he said.

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    Volatility is likely to be a major challenge for the asset management industry and institutional investors, as a lack of transparency and major concerns over the global economy persist, according to Nicholas Lyster, European CEO of asset management firm Principal Global Investors.

  • Chinese Banks' NPLs Set to Rise: Daiwa Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 9:30 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Shanghai.

    The Big Four Chinese banks' results for the first-half of 2011 showed their non-performing loans (NPLs) portfolio had either declined over the previous six months or stayed unchanged, but despite these encouraging signs, Daiwa Capital Markets expects things to worsen for the Big Four.

  • Although financial stocks rallied on Monday following the announcement of a merger between two of Greece's largest lenders, Bill Webb, CIO of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, said he thinks there are more attractive options within the equity market to invest.

  • Contingency Planning with Cramer Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Contingency Planning with Cramer

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer teaches you how to proetc your portfolio in times of crisis.

  • CNBC Special: 'The Gold Rush' Begins Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:27 PM ET

    The Gold Rush, our special three-day series on gold, begins tomorrow (Tuesday). How does gold get from a mine in South Africa onto the neck of a woman in, say, Bombay/Mumbai? And where is all that gold that is behind the SPDR Gold Trust stored? Should you own physical gold or an ETF? Here's the rundown for the first two days...

  • Making Right Moves in Market Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Making Right Moves in Market

    Trying to time when to buy or sell effectively, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Fast Money Final Trade Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money guys share their final trades of the day.

  • Grains Break Out Again Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:43 PM ET
    Grains Break Out Again

    Dry patch of weather in the Midwest is pushing grain prices higher, with Rich Ilczyszyn, MF Global.

  • Cashing in on Java Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:42 PM ET
    Cashing in on Java

    Coffee is up 18% in the past two week.s So what's the trade? The Fast Money traders discuss.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers, including Zillow and Dendreon.

  • Greece Cannot be Saved: Gartman Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:10 PM ET
    Greece Cannot be Saved: Gartman

    Why Greece should be kicked out of the Euro Zone, with Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter.

  • Another Rally? What Happened to Fear? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    After weeks of turmoil, markets seem to have calmed down, and we are trading at the high end of our recent ranges. Value investors are starting to come in.