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  • What's On: Currencies, Japan and American Pessimism Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:39 AM ET

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

  • Nikkei Losses to Double: Economist Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

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    Defaults in euro zone sovereign debt and a major fall in US stocks and are unlikely before 2013, according to a research report by Smithers &Co.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 18, 2011 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:04 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Here's what you should be watching Friday, March 18.

  • Goldman Sachs' 8 New 'Conviction' Stock Buys Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
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    For investors willing to go against the grain and buy stocks in a down market, the global investment bank's picks may offer substantial upside. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Bank Chiefs Poised to Benefit from Dividend Bonanza Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    Even as ordinary investors look forward to the prospect of larger dividend payouts by the big banks, another group is poised for a rich payday: bank chief executives, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Climb Back From Lows to End Higher Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year as investors shrugged off continuing uncertainty in Japan to send stocks broadly higher. HP and Pfizer rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Did Raj Rajaratnam Cross the Line to Get an Edge? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    After one week of testimony in the insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, one thing is clearer than ever: In the brutally competitive world of hedge funds, information is everything. A jury will ultimately decide whether the information Rajaratnam got—and made millions trading with—was illegal inside information. But there is no disputing that he went to great lengths to get it.

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    With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

  • Stocks Climb Before Close; Banks Gain Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed to near the highs of the day ahead of the close as investors stepped back into the market to send it broadly higher after all the major indices fell to their lows for the year on Wednesday. HP and Chevron rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Reason for Optimism on Japan? Not Yet Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:05 PM ET

    We don't know if there has been any positive effect from dropping water, and even if power is restored tomorrow it's not clear that the water pumps will operate: they too may have been damaged.

  • CalPERS Goes Global in Search of Higher Returns: CIO Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Over the last ten years, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS, has yearly averaged a 4.5 percent return,  yet the pension fund is trying to achieve a 7.75 rate of return over the long-term, the CIO of CalPERS, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Global Tumult Sends Many Investors Back to Sidelines Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    "Until investors know the extent of the damage and nuclear fallout in Japan, the only certainty in the capital markets is that uncertainty will prevail," one strategist says.

  • Greenberg: Will Sales Taxes Hurt Amazon? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    What will happen to Amazon if it’s forced to collect taxes on all of its sales?

  • Stocks Climb Back as Energy, Materials Rise Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks climbed back from the lows of the year on Thursday amid largely strong economic reports and after sharp drops in all the major indices on Wednesday. HP and Chevron led Dow gainers.

  • Farr: Luck of the Irish? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    This week's market action has left a lot to be desired. But given everything that is going on, we should probably be thankful. After falling some 4-5% from its recent highs, the S&P 500 remains in positive territory for the year.

  • Japanese Big Caps Rise on Careful Optimism Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    As the Tokyo Electric Power began throwing everything at the reactor problem, Japanese big cap stocks like Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) have been rising (Sony is down nearly 20 percent in the past week), as have big miners like BHP Billiton (BBL) and Rio Tinto (RIO), which are up 3 or 4 percent.

  • Greenberg: The Next Chinese Stock ‘Story’ (Updated) Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:25 AM ET

    Announcements of proposed deals appear to be designed more as a way to spark interest in a deal.

  • Greenberg: New Netflix Rival Flooded with Customers Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    After reading David Pogue’s excellent piece this morning in the New York Times on Zediva, a new rival to Netflix, I went to the website to check out who is behind the company.