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  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET
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    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Futures Signal Selloff to Continue Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:04 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday in the wake of Thursday's selloff over economic concerns, sparked by weaker-than-expected jobless claims data.

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    There are no economic reports for markets to obsess over Friday, though the double dip debate will no doubt continue as traders look ahead to next week.

  • Facebook's New Weapon and Cost of Privacy Battle Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 5:07 PM ET
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    Facebook's long-awaited addition of the ability to "check in" could be a game changer for the social network's revenue stream.

  • Brisk Demand for Corporate Bonds: Morgan Keegan Exec Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
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    Banking on investment-grade corporate bonds, not for the investor who likes quick returns, is just right the CD, Treasury or agency buyer, they fit the bill, a fixed-income specialist told CNBC Thursday.

  • Stocks Skid on Economic Woes; Intel Falls Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Thursday after a series of disappointing economic reports and despite an uptick in mergers and acquisitions activity. The day's downdraft wiped out the weeks gains for the Dow and the S&P 500. Intel and GE  fell.

  • E-Commerce Site Boosts Small Business Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
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    Much has been said and written recently about how to jump-start small businesses in the US, but the wildly popular e-commerce site Groupon seems to doing just that while giving consumers exactly what they want—discounts.

  • Stocks Fall on Economic Woes As Close Nears Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday after a series of disappointing economic reports and despite an uptick in mergers and acquisitions activity. The day's downdraft puts the market on pace to wipe out the week's gains.  Intel and GE  fell.

  • Where to Invest Now—Stocks, Gold or Treasurys? Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    Stocks extended their losses Thursday following a handful of disappointing economic news. Where is the best place for investors to put their money? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, David Zervos, chief strategist at Jefferies Fixed Income, and Sterling Smith, soft commodities analyst at Country Hedging, discussed their insights.

  • Shipping CEO Bullish on China Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
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    One company taking advantage of China's explosive economy is Expeditors International of Washington. The air and ocean freight giant, touches both the Chinese and US economies.

  • HP vs. Dell—The Better Buy Now: Analysts Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    Tech giants Hewlett-Packard and Dell are expected to report earnings after the bell Thursday. Which is the better buy for investors? Robert Cihra, tech hardware analyst at Caris & Company, and Michael Holt, equity analyst at Morningstar, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid Bleak Economic News Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks extended their losses Thursday after a weak report on manufacturing out of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve and a disappointing report on jobless claims.   Intel and GE  fell.

  • Bank Dividend Increases Near 30% Coming: Analyst Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    How should investors position themselves in the banking sector in the wake of last month’s financial regulatory bill? Gerard Cassidy, banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets, shared his insight on financials.

  • One Standout Amid Weak Retailers Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    S&P futures lost all their early morning gains and fell about 10 points after a disappointing jobless claims report at 8:30am ET. Markets continued to fall after the open. In focus this morning: more tepid to poor retail reports.

  • Kneale: Why Isn't Google a $1,000 Stock by Now? Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Today Google trades at 21 times trailing earnings, about where the broader market lies. But isn’t this company worth more, pound for pound, than the typical S&P old-guarder?

  • 10 Highest-Rated Dow Stocks — 9 with Dividends Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
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    Before you load up on bonds to prepare your portfolio for a double-dip recession, consider adding some Dow stocks, which are among the cheapest, safest and highest-yielding US equities. Here are the 10 highest-rated Dow stocks, based on analysts' recommendations. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks to Watch: Devon Energy, Range Resources, More ... Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Of all the data businesses long to collect about you, one of the most precious is where you are. The closer you get to a store, the more likely you’ll actually open your wallet. That makes location-based services a potential multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

  • Futures Struggle After a Weak Jobs Report Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 9:24 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday after the government reported a bigger-than-expected jump in unemployment claims.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Top Reasons To Watch Pete Rose Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:47 AM ET

    When investors pressed Rose to cut jobs to improve the top line after 2008, he refused, ensuring 12,300 jobs in the process.