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  • Based on the number of M&A deals and other financial indicators, the global market is recovering—and it’s here to stay—Mark Shafir, head of global mergers and acquisitions at Citigroup, told CNBC Monday.

  • The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index is outperforming the broader market this year, but it hasn’t only been the chip stocks that have been on the rise—the companies that help design them are on a tear as well, according to Richard Valera, senior analyst at Needham & Company, and Dan Berenbaum, managing director and senior analyst at Auriga USA.

  • Takeover Talk Heats Up Market

    Merrill Lynch's Jeff Kaplan is moving on to Appaloosa Capital, reports CNBC's David Faber. And a look at takeover talk on the Street, with Mark Shafir, Citi head of global mergers and acquisitions.

  • There are three types of issues that are going to produce some “major headwinds” in the markets going forward, said David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services.

  • Oil prices will revert back to “normal levels” once the situation in the Middle East calms down, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock.

  • Just because prices are going up doesn't mean your portfolio has to suffer. An inflationary environment may be difficult for a lot of companies, but there are some names that appear poised to profit.

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    As the most volatile week in months winds down, investors are more likely to quietly square positions Friday, ahead of the weekend and month end.

  • Edward Lampert

    Sears is a mess, but in his annual letter to shareholders today, Chairman Eddie Lampert compared the company with Apple.

  • With Salesforce.com reporting results today, investors should watch for earnings versus guidance and cash flow.

  • Say this for Washington Post: When reality hit regarding the impact of changes in rules that relate to for-profit education and its Kaplan Higher Education unit, the company wasted little time getting ahead of the curve.

  • As the stock market fell sharply this week, some option traders stepped in to buy the dip. While the overall tone was bearish, OptionMonster's tracking systems detected bullish option activity in several stocks that had been rallying before the drop.

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    Muammer Gaddafi’s family has built up vast business interests in sectors ranging from oil to hotels during his 41-year rule, giving it a hold over large swathes of Libya’s economy, according to US diplomatic cables and governance groups, reports the Financial Times.

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    Markets are grappling with new concerns that rising oil prices could stifle the economic recovery and steal away stock market gains.

  • Stocks could continue rallying this year as long as the Middle East crisis doesn’t hinder the markets today, said Michael McGervey, president of McGervey Wealth Management and David Hefty, CEO of Hefty Wealth Partners.

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    As oil prices surge, experts discuss the tipping point at which the costlier commodity will begin to impact stock markets and the economy.

  • Marathon Oil has been exploding higher this year, and the upside activity continued yesterday.

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    Central banker speak and a G-20 meeting are the highlights Friday, as traders check positions ahead of the long President's Day weekend.

  • Kinder Morgan

    Last week’s Kinder Morgan public offering was a fee bonanza for Wall Street. A total of nearly $86 million was paid out to the thirteen banks involved in the offering.

  • With the debut of public offerings from Demand Media and Nielsen already this year, analysts expect the tech industry to see a large number of new issuances in 2011.

  • Billionaire investor George Soros' hedge fund made a big bet on Delta Air Lines  in the fourth quarter, while keeping gold as its largest holding. Apple, maker of the iPad and iPhone, remained a top 10 position. A report from TheStreet.