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    Despite Moody's recent downgrade of Wall Street banks, Gerard Cassidy, bank analyst at RBC Capital, says US banks are "strong" and will soon be paying more to investors.

  • Millionaire Pessimism

    The rich seemed to have lost their rose-colored glasses. Why? CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

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    Facebook’s recent IPO, the sharp drop in its share price, and the delay of other IPOs in the pipeline have reignited questions about why more U.S. companies aren’t going public and what’s behind the 15-year decline in the number of publicly traded companies.

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

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    With a key European Union summit looming, the euro may not have priced in a truly dramatic outcome.

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    Here are the four U.S.-based health-insurance or benefits management companies with the largest market capitalizations with “buy” ratings from TheStreet Ratings.

  • Gartman: Copper & the Economy

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, says it's interesting that copper is not rallying today even as equities are doing so.

  • Facebook Face-Off

    Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, says that Facebook will be able to monetize mobile users in 1-3 years, but Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group analyst has a "hold" on the stock. Meanwhile Lennar says it sees improvements in pricing and volumes in most markets.

  • Meet One of Facebook's First Five Hires

    Matt Cohler, Benchmark Capital, discusses his early days as one of Facebook's first few employees, and weighs in on how the culture at the tech giant has changed.

  • Santelli: Europe, Holy Grail or Fail?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on why he's frustrated by Europe's inability to get their financial house in order.

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    The Chinese market may trade in a narrow range after shares fell for the sixth day in a row — the longest downturn seen this year.

  • McDonald's CEO Skinner: The Exit Interview

    After 41 years at McDonald's, the company's CEO & vice chairman, Jim Skinner gives his final television interview to CNBC's Carl Quintanilla. In a wide-ranging interview, the corporate leader discusses how he was able to grow shareholder value as part of his "plan to win" strategy.

  • Time to 'Friend' Facebook?

    Wall Street's coverage of Facebook began with a mixed bag of ratings today. Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. senior analyst, explains why he has an "outperform" rating and a price target of $41 dollars on the stock.

  • U.S. stock index futures briefly edged higher Wednesday following a better-than-expected durable goods orders report, but quickly erased gains to turn mixed again as investors remained cautious ahead of another EU summit later this week.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday’s morning movers:

  • Time to Bank on Banking Turnaround?

    Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets analyst, weighs in on the outlook for the banking sector and which firms are best positioned for a significant return on capital over the next few quarters. Also, Kenneth Feinberg, former White House pay czar, discusses how he evaluates fair compensation for victims.

  • Will Schulze Take Best Buy Private?

    Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets, discusses what's at stake if the giant retailer decides to go private.

  • Will Facebook Turn a Profit?

    Can the social networking company capitalize on the information market? Vasant Dhar, NYU Stern School of Business professor, and Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, weigh in.

  • Lower Expectations as EU Leaders Begin Summit

    How is uncertainty in Europe stalling U.S. markets? Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman & founder, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss.

  • Best Buy

    Best Buy is going mobile, and the bulls are sticking their horns out.