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  • Diamond Auction Sets New World Record Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    The Bulgari Blue Diamond, sold for $15.7 million on Wednesday at Christie's New York, setting a new world record for the price paid per carat for such a stone in open bidding.

  • Stocks Pare Gains; Caterpillar, AT&T Slip Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains, although remained higher, after several positive earnings reports gave investors a reason to believe the U.S. economy is improving, even as they digested a mixed batch of economic reports. Home Depot and McDonald's rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Airline Mergers Good for Industry: Southwest CEO Kelly Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    The  United Airlines-Continental merger is good for the industry and also for Southwest, its CEO and chairman Gary Kelly, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Farr: Your Expensive Mistake Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Investors tumbled and bruised by the markets’ crashing waves have moved as a herd into the seemingly safer, more stable realm of bonds.

  • Stocks to Watch: Netflix, La-Z-Boy and More ... Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Commodities Should Come Naturally for  Investors Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
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    From oil to gold to wheat, commodities are great for diversification purposes and global demand is rising for a host of natural resources.

  • China a Solid Bet For Investors: Goldman Sachs' O'Neill Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    The man who coined the term BRIC told CNBC Thursday that investing in China remains a solid bet, particularly if the Asian nation takes definitive steps to spur consumer spending.

  • Find Value in US Companies Exporting: CitizensTrust CIO Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    Stocks have been on the rise, but value can still be found in U.S. companies that are tapping the growth in emerging markets, Sean Kraus, senior vice president and chief investment officer of CitizensTrust, told CNBC Thursday.

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

  • Who's to Blame for the US Slowdown? Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    The American dream appears increasingly elusive to the average citizen, with the CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding continued high levels of pessimism in the nation’s outlook for incomes, home values and the future of the economy.

  • Futures Rise After Claims News; Dow Leaders Gain Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street with another set of earnings in the spotlight and as investors digested data showing China's growth cooled in the third quarter even as inflation edged higher.

  • Time to Sell the Dollar and Buy Gold: Charts Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 8:05 AM ET

    Now could be an opportune moment to buy into gold and reduce exposure to the dollar, but investors should watch for key levels first, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppy Traders, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Headlines on jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey compete with a rush of earnings news Thursday.

  • Markets React to Beige Book Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks Wednesday regained just about all of their losses from yesterday. And hovering at the highs of the day, stocks were little changed following the release of the Fed’s latest Beige Book report.

  • Retirement Investors: Roth IRA Tax Facts You're Missing Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    There's been lots of focus this year on the decisions you face when considering a Roth conversion. One area that gets short shrift is the future impact on Social Security benefits taxation.  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Advance Broadly; Boeing Rises Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday, nearly wiping out losses from the previous session,  after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and DuPont rose, BofA fell.

  • How Top Manager's Fund Gained 30% Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Natixis Loomis Sayles Mid Cap Growth Fund is up nearly 30 percent in a year. So why did it outperform? Portfolio manager Philip Fine shared his strategy with CNBC.

  • Wachovia Deal Yielded $21 Billion Profit: Wells Fargo CFO Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET
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    The country’s largest home lender, Wells Fargo & Co., has realized $21 billion of profit since it merged with Wachovia two years ago, its CFO Howard Atkins, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks Rise Broadly Ahead of Close; Banks Gain Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Stocks lost a little ground in the final minutes of trading, but were still significantly higher,  after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and Intel rose.