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  • Why the Fed Won't Taper Until 2014

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says the Fed will not begin to taper off bond purchases until next year, due to continued low inflation and the sequestration's negative impact on GDP.

  • Bank of America's proposed $8.5 billion settlement offers investors more than they are likely to get if they go to trial, a lawyer argued Monday.

  • Trade of the Day: Buy US Cyclicals?

    What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.

  • Egg and Bacon Donut Anyone?

    CNBC reports on the Dunkin Donuts' upcoming launch of an egg and bacon breakfast donut in the U.S., following a well-received test in Massachusetts.

  • Banks Hold on to Zombie Assets

    James Ross, senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein told CNBC zombie assets have been held by banks until now so "from their point of view, why not stick with it cause they are about to get their reward."

  • Large investment firms have spent billions over the last year buying homes in the U.S.'s most depressed markets, the NYT reports.

  • Higher interest rates are likely to keep Wall Street on edge, while Japanese markets are likely to keep the whole world on edge.

  • Rengan Rajaratnam, founder of Sedna Capital Management and the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, exits federal court in New York.

    The younger brother of convicted inside trader Raj Rajaratnam—who was himself indicted on insider trading charges in March—is in talks for a possible plea agreement.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Oil Prices to Move Higher: Pro

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, explains why there is a "good basis" for oil prices to be moving higher in the second half of the year.

  • Investors Should 'Take Money Off the Table'

    Ronnie Chopra, head of strategy at Tradenext, advises "taking money off the table" as he believes most of this year's stock rally has already taken place.

  • US Recovery Will Be Slow: Pro

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the latest U.S. data for April and explains why the U.S. economic recovery will continue at a very slow pace.

  • The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • Fed Is Looking Closely at Housing: Pro

    Michael Gurka, managing director at Spectrum Asset Management, says equities should continue higher and advises keeping an eye on Lumber futures.

  • US Truck Consumption Recovering: Pro

    Itay Michaeli, auto analyst at Citi, says May should be a "pretty good month" for truck sales which should benefit Detroit makers and says there is "so much pent up demand left".

  • US Economy Heading in the Right Direction: Pro

    Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool gives his arguments for being bullish on the US economy but not on the US equity markets.

  • Global airlines are gathering for an industry summit boosted by weaker fuel prices, but overshadowing the discussions will be lingering fears of a trade war as governments remain deadlocked over fuel emissions.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Rep. Cantor on Social Security & IRS

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the projected depletion of U.S. social security and Medicare funds. And Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) discusses the social security report and the IRS targeting scandal.

  • Searching For Top States For Business

    States use a variety of tactics to lure businesses to their state. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on what it takes to be one of America's top states for business.