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  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Just because a country's inflation picks up doesn't mean interest rates are about to rise as well - but currency investors can still make money. Here's how.  

  • Giving HMO Stocks A Checkup Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:41 AM ET
    Giving HMO Stocks A Checkup

    Managed health care stocks have been big outperformers this year. Insight with Charles Boorady, Credit Suisse co-head of U.S. healthcare equity research.

  • Business Owners Feel Good About Future Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:24 AM ET
    Business Owners Feel Good About Future

    A new survey from Citi says the majority of entrepreneurs agree the worst is over, with Raj Seshadri, Citigroup head of small business banking.

  • 6 Large-Cap Plays For Investors: Pros Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Investors should look into high-quality, large-cap companies for profits, said Arne Espe, portfolio manager at USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Investing in Target Date Mutual Funds Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    These mutual funds, also known as  life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.

  • Cost Of Living Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Child with money

    The big events of our lives often carry big price tags, and even though they're usually highly anticipated, it's difficult to be fully prepared — emotionally and financially. Here's some tips.Handling life changes takes prudence and planning along with perseverance.

  • Widely Held Wednesday Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    Widely Held Wednesday

    A look at some large cap picks, with Arne Espe, USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.

  • Faber Report: Conagra's Offer for Ralcorp Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:17 AM ET
    Faber Report: Conagra's Offer for Ralcorp

    CNBC's David Faber has the story on Conagra increasing its offer for Ralcorp Holdings.

  • Strange Goings on With RenRen IPO Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:55 AM ET

    Strange goings on with hot Chinese IPO RenRen, set to begin trading this morning at the NYSE. I understand that the deal closed and priced this morning (it was supposed to price last night)—53.1 million shares were priced at $14 (about $743 million), above the price talk of $12-$14.

  • Bond Investors Should Revolt: PIMCO's Gross Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Co-CEO of bond giant PIMCO, Bill Gross, has warned investors that holding US Treasurys is an “abdication of responsibility” in his May note to investors.

  • Goldilocks Is Now a Zombie: Analyst Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:41 AM ET

    With the Teflon market refusing the take fright from the wall of worry facing investors, one analyst told CNBC the world is beginning to look like a bad horror movie from the 1980s.

  • Avoid Tears When the Tide Goes Out: Fund Manager Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:16 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Investors never learn when to take profits and risk tears before bed-time when the tide goes out, according to Pedro Noronha, the managing partner at Noster Capital in London.

  • Glencore Eyes Mid-$50bn Valuation Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:16 PM ET
    Chemoil Energy

    Glencore is set to price its initial public offering at a level that will give the commodities trading house a valuation in the mid-$50bn range, below an average forecast of $62bn, according to people familiar with the deal. The Financial Times reports.

  • A trader holds his head in his hand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City

    The risk trade is looking a little frayed around the edges. Traders are looking to this week's jobs data for answers, as worries about global growth reemerge. Economists expect the April jobs number Friday to be slightly weaker than last month at a consensus 198,000 new jobs. In March, 216,000 jobs were created.

  • Silver's Shine Is Fading Fast Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 7:12 PM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    Silver's shine is fading fast, and the market for the precious metal may have reached a top in a speculative, mad dash by ETF investors.

  • Lightning Round OT Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round OT

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Off the Charts: CAT Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Off the Charts: CAT

    Caterpillar has had a mammoth run, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Value Investing Congress Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 5:40 PM ET
    Value Investing Congress

    Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners Managing Partner, reveals a new long position.