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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

Collect Call From Mr. Madoff: Will You Accept the Charges?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

The Big Tort

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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Michael Lewis is being sued over his book The Big Short.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

Welcome to Nouriel Roubini's Scary New World of G-Zero

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.
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Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

Nouriel Roubini and political scientist Ian Bremmer have developed a new conceptual framework for understanding the economic and political challenges of the 21st century: The G-Zero World.

The phrase G-Zero is borrowed from the G-20, the club of finance ministers and central bankers of the world's twenty major economies. The group has grown in recent years: It was first the G-7 industrialized nations, then the G8 when Russia was added—in its current 20 nation form, it includes developing nations such as China, India, and Brazil.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

The Next Commodities Play: Hoarding Nickels

Posted By: John Carney
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Looking for a commodities play that will let you hedge against inflation? The blog UnitedWeBland says you should hoard your nickels .

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

Will First Day of Trading Again Be Lucky for Markets?

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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Turning the page on the calendar has become a favorite exercise for the stock market over the past year or so.

So with February fading into March, traders likely should brace themselves for a happy Tuesday, delivered straight from the accommodating folks on Wall Street.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

The Dictators of Spelling: A Googler's Guide to Finding 'Gaddafi ' in the News

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

If you're looking for a news story containing the name of the Libyan leader you may be in for a challenge: The spelling of 'Gaddafi' across news outlets has been as erratic as his recent behavior.

Here is a quick spelling cheat sheet to help you keep track and to aid in your search.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

Why the Tax Cut Didn't Stimulate More Spending

Posted By: John Carney
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US Capitol Building with cash

Consumers increased spending 0.2 percent in January, despite a cut in Social Security taxes that grew personal income by a full percentage point.

You’ll hear lots of theories about why consumers didn’t spend more of the increased income. But don’t read too much into the news.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 1:18 PM ET

No Inflation? That's Not What Food Prices Are Saying

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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With all the talk about $4 a gallon gas and the crisis in the Middle East, the specter of surging food prices has gotten pushed to the background.

That’s a mistake, considering that the struggle to put food on the table is what generated the riots in the first place. In the US we focus so much on gas because of the way higher transportation costs infect every sector of the economy, but rising grocery costs are a major threat as well.

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

What's Next for Goldman's Ruzika?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Richard Ruzika
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Richard Ruzika

News broke on Friday that Richard Ruzika, head of Goldman Sachs' Special Situations Group was 'retiring'.

At 51, Ruzika, a former precious metals commodities trader, seems a bit young to spend his days ambling along on a golf course.

Which may make you wonder: What's the story behind the scenes at Goldman Sachs?

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  Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

Diane Swonk: Most Clients Are Worried About Inflation

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
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We're looking at busy week in terms of gauging the health of the U.S. economy. Monday is Consumer spending. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee. Friday is the all important jobs number.

I caught up with Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial, and asked her about the economic headwinds facing the country and s her outlook on the Mid East turmoil.

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