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  • Will Saudi Arabia's Stimulus Calm Sectarian Tensions? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Saudi youth wave their national flag as they celebrate the return of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia's plan to shell out some $90 billion as part of a state-backed economic aid package continued to buoy regional markets Monday, but it is too early to tell how much the spending package will do to assuage sectarian tensions in the country, market analysts told CNBC.

  • Citi Reverse Stock Split: Bad for Trading Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Citi's 1-for-10 reverse stock split doesn't change any fundamentals, but it is good news for institutional investors, as a price in the $40s will definitely make the stock more attractive for them and certain other longer-term holders of the stock. But it is definitely a negative for the trading community.

  • Global Bourses and Commodities up 1-2% Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    Also: Citi stock split, AT&T's T-Mobile deal, and news from AIG and Schwab.

  • Futures Buoyed by M&A; Libya, Japan in Focus Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the market's opening Monday in the wake of stronger markets overseas, and buoyed in part by AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom to create the largest mobile provider in the United States. US stock index futures pointed to gains for Wall Street Monday, with sentiment helped after AT&T agreed to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom, creating the largest mobile provider in the United States.

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

  • Crises in Japan Ripple Across Global Economy Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    80-year-old Sumi Abe is rescued from her destroyed house nine days after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 20, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

    In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.

  • No US Fiscal Crisis, Yet Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:27 AM ET

    The US does not face an imminent fiscal crisis in the short term, but things look very different over the long term according to Ian Shepherdson, the US economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Only 7% Believe in Goldilocks: Survey Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 2:21 AM ET

    Only seven percent of investors believe in the goldilocks scenario of contained inflation and solid economic growth, following the upheaval in the Middle East, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.

  • Moorad Choudhry on the Investor's Crystal Ball Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:25 AM ET

    Most economic and market statistics are backward-looking. It's easy to spot the market downturn when looking at the graph – as long as it has already occurred. It's a bit trickier to forecast it in real time.

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    China, at last, is getting serious about rebalancing. At the National People's Congress, the country's annual legislative session which concluded this  week,  leaders  unveiled  a  new  five  year  development  plan.

  • Was the Post-Japan Fall in Stocks Rational? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    Looking at the pure economic ties between Japan and the UK for instance, it's hard to justify why UK stocks should fall so heavily.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 21, 2011 Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 10:28 PM ET

    There’s nothing like the smell of a big takeover to get investors’ juices flowing and take our minds, even briefly, away from the horrific disaster in Japan and the crisis in Libya.

  • Poll: Who is Smarter in AT&T Deal? Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 7:48 PM ET

    The knee-jerk reaction in this deal, based on an early poll I conducted on Twitter, was the seller, which has been trying to figure out what to do with T-Mobile USA, a distant competitor among mobile carriers. But as people started to think about it, the mood shifted to the buyer, which would put AT&T well ahead of Verizon in terms of customers.

  • Warren Buffett Still on the Lookout for Deals Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
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    "We have not exhausted our potential for significant acquisitions, that's for sure," Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC.

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    The nuclear disaster in Japan is likely to have major effects on US energy policy, according to billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

  • Where Will Warren Buffett Hide From Goldman Sachs? Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "I'm on my way to an unknown destination in Asia where I'm going to look for a cave," Warren Buffett  joked. "If the U.S. Armed forces can't find Osama bin Laden in 10 years, let Goldman Sachs try to find me."

  • Three Things to Watch at CTIA Wireless Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 6:47 PM ET
    The Blackberry Playbook Tablet PC

    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • Tablet Wars: iPad Vs. the World Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.

  • Hottest Wireless and Mobile Stocks Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    As the CTIA Wireless conference gets under way, CNBC.com ran a screen searching for some of the largest percent gainers in the wireless industry in the past year. 

  • Week Ahead: Markets Grapple With Uncertainty Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    Policemen check cars for victims in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011.

    Stocks in the coming week will navigate the uncertainties of Japan's nuclear crisis and the potential risk of heightened military action in Libya.