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  • Portugal to Follow Greece: Roubini's Das Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 7:19 AM ET

    Europe will see a recession this year and Portugal is likely to follow in Greece’s footsteps as the country struggles with high borrowing costs, according to the Managing Director of Market Research and Strategy at Roubini Global Economics.

  • Trading Oracle's Earnings, HP's Shakeup Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Trading Oracle's Earnings, HP's Shakeup

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including HP's shakeup, Oracle's earnings call, the rally in financials, and more, with the Fast Money traders. CNBC's Jane Wells also reports on a victory for Chinese solar stocks.

  • 11 Celebrities Hit by the Taxman Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    It’s not tax time just yet, but it’s looming uncomfortably on the horizon. The conscientious among us have already filed their tax forms or are in the process of doing so. The rest of us hem, haw and put it off until the last minute.Apart from the punctual and the lackadaisical, another category of taxpayer exists: The taxpayer who, for one reason or another, has failed to accurately disclose all of his or her earnings. Sometimes this is a simple mistake. Sometimes it’s the accountant’s fault. S

    Some celebrities, including Lauryn Hill, fell out of good standing with the IRS, and paid dearly for it. Read ahead to see some of the celebrities who just didn’t get that return in on time.

  • 2012 to Be Another Record Year for Caterpillar: CEO Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 7:44 PM ET
    2012 to Be Another Record Year for Caterpillar: CEO

    Douglas Oberhelman, Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar says he's very optimistic about 2012. Paul Donovan, MD & Deputy Head of Global Economics, UBS joins the discussion.

  • Jim Cramer: Why the US Is the Best Place to Invest Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

    When you put what’s happening in the U.S. in context with what other countries have to offer, the U.S. could be considered the best place invest, the “Mad Money” host says.

  • BofA Rollover & Dividend Investing Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    BofA Rollover & Dividend Investing

    Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders, including the top non-dividend paying companies with the biggest amount of cash on their books, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial.

  • 'The Hunger Games' Effect Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
    'The Hunger Games' Effect

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports this weekend's premiere of "The Hunger Games" is well on its way to posting one of the biggest opening weekends ever at the box office and could hit anywhere between $70-$100 million.

  • James Southerland #43 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates with his teammates after a point against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

    March Madness can be the bane of an employer's existence as employees research their brackets and sneak scores at work in between spreadsheets. But if you're a boss, think twice before you go making a big crackdown: The madness could actually be good for productivity!

  • Sovereign Debt Buyers Search Far and Wide Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.

  • Who Inherits Your Debt? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Personal debt dies with the borrower, and thus can’t be passed along to children or spouses -- but there are some notable — and potentially costly — exceptions.

  • 'Fiscal Nightmare' Not Based in Reality Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Public spending on health has already lurched out of control, owing to expensive new technologies and malfunctioning medical markets. Here's why three reforms will be crucial.

  • False Profit, Dan Abrams & Josh Zepps

    Tired of crying about the economic crisis and recession? Yeah, Dan Abrams, Josh Zepps and Jeff Michalski thought so. So they're trying to raise money on Kickstarter for "False Profit," a mockumentary on who's to blame for the economic crisis.

  • Markets Head Higher as Financials Bounce Back Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Markets Head Higher as Financials Bounce Back

    The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq keep rising, so is now the time to get short ahead of Friday's options expiration and CPI report? Keith McCullough, Hedgeye, weighs in on the trade. Also, the play on the rise in bank stocks, with The Fast Money traders. And is China already in a hard landing?

  • Kids and Money: This Girl Has Her Own Helicopter! Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:27 PM ET

    One 13-year old made enough money at her part-time job to buy her own helicopter. And no, the money didn't come from a lemonade stand or paper route!

  • February Import Price Data Up .4% Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    February Import Price Data Up .4%

    Scott Nations, NationsShares has the import price data from February and the impact on rates and the dollar.

  • Fed's Stress Test Results Can't Be Trusted: Strategist Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:09 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Despite the rally in U.S. financial stocks following the results of the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress test, which showed majority of the banks had sufficient capital buffers, one analyst is still skeptical about the health of the sector.

  • WTO Action Will Not Solve Rare Earths Supply Woes: Pro Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
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    A day after the United States, the European Union and Japan filed a joint complaint to the World Trade Organization against China’s export restrictions on strategic rare earth metals, the President of  exploration firm U.S. Rare Earths tells CNBC that the trade case will not help solve current supply issues.

  • European Stocks to Outperform US: CIO Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    European equities may turn out to be a better investment bet than U.S. stocks thanks to the current valuation gap, Richard Cookson, Global Chief Investment Officer at Citi Private Bank, told CNBC.

  • Word on the Street: Financials Surge Higher Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Word on the Street: Financials Surge Higher

    A breakdown of the results of the Fed's bank stress tests, with CNBC's Eamon Javers & Steve Liesman; Jamie Dimon leading the dividend bump parade, as JPMorgan increases its dividend payout by 20 percent, with Fred Cannon, KBW, and a check on volatility as the VIX holds on to levels not seen since 2007.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    When we keep more of our own money, our unfettered ambitions will create renewed abundance.