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  • Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.

  • "Value" and "growth" mean different things to different analysts. Two fund managers, Turner Investment Partners' William McVail, and Putnam Investments' David King, explained to "Morning call" viewers how they define the investment terms -- and named the stocks they like.

  • On “Morning Call,” Brian Stine, investment strategist at Allegiant Asset Management, and Edgar Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management, discussed the best places for investors’ money during the current volatile market.

  • There's been a dramatic increase in options  trading.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • A Namibian court on Friday postponed until June 25 an extradition case involving fugitive U.S. millionaire Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who is wanted in the United States on charges of manipulating stock options.

  • Former Comverse Technology CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander has come to start a new life—and maybe avoid prosecution on options fraud charges in New York.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is in Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who faces charges in the United States that he orchestrated a massive options backdating scheme.    In an exclusive interview, Cohn spoke with Richard Metcalfe, Alexander's lawyer in Namibia.

  • After weeks of seeing various market indexes set records, it’s not unusual to see my magic market spreadsheet “go green” -- an expression coined, because when an index or stock exceeds some prior high, the spreadsheet is rigged to display “new record” in green. However, Google’s move to a record high today was unusual...

  • IBM misled investors by overestimating the impact of stock-based compensation expenses on quarterly earnings in 2005, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

  • There is a multibillion-dollar gap between what public companies book as expenses for their executives' stock options and what they report to the IRS under two different sets of rules, according to Senate investigators and a key senator who is seeking to change the reporting system.

  • VeriSign, which manages the ".com" and ".net" domain names registry, said that Chief Executive Stratton Sclavos has resigned for undisclosed reasons.

  • Agile Investments President J.D. Steinhilber, who invests exclusively in exchange-traded funds, tried to dispel public concern about market volatility and higher stock prices seen as driven by ETFs. “I’ve always viewed ETFs as simply very efficient ways to gain asset class exposure,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Share buybacks are seen driving the market rally. But is the record buyback level really a good thing? Jerry Castellini thinks so. The president and CIO of CastleArk Management explained his optimism to "Squawk on the Street" viewers.

  • As gasoline prices climb, how can investors make money in the energy sector? In Tuesday’s “Best Trade Now” segment, Shawn Reynolds, top-rated fund manager with the Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund, appeared on “Morning Call” to offer two energy names.

  • Ajay Kapur says "10% of the U.S. economy...is slowing down." So why is the chief investment officer of First Horse Capital still so bullish on American equities? He explained his optimism to CNBC's Mark Haines, on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Forget the small fry and medium-cap companies: Andy Bishel thinks some of the market's largest names have the richest potential. The CIO of SKBA Capital Management gave "Morning Call" viewers two stock recommendations that may surprise them.

  • European markets have "huge opportunities," says Jason Holzer. He's the senior portfolio manager of Vanguard's AIM European Small Company A fund. Rated five stars by Morningstar, AIM has had annualized returns of some 38% since 2002. Holzer joined "Squawk on the Street" to talk about the "very strong" European economies -- and how his fund plays them.

  • William Sorin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to one criminal count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud as part of a plea agreement.