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    As if we’re not on edge enough, the government is going to push the button for the emergency broadcast system — but just for a second. Everybody remain calm .....

  • Oil Could Hit $150 a Barrel in Near Term: IEA Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
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    The price of oil could rise to as much as $150 per barrel in the near term if investment in the oil-producing countries of North Africa and the Middle East is lower than required to meet growth in demand from emerging economies, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

  • Herman Cain: 'I Have Never Acted Inappropriately' Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
    Herman Cain denies sexual harassment allegations.

    GOP presidential candiate Herman Cain denied allegations of sexual harassment brought by several women, telling a news conference: "I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period."

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    Lawmakers in the United States should scrap income tax in favor of a tax on household spending in order to get the ailing economy back on track, and could also supplement revenue by taxing “harmful activities” such as driving in congested city centers, Robert H. Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Pimco: Europe, US Risk High Inflation in Medium Term Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
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    European and U.S. inflation will rise in the medium- to long-term, according to Berdibek Ahmedov, manager for European and UK real return products at Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco).

  • Fast Money Web Extra Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Today's Big Winners: Gold & Oil Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Today's Big Winners: Gold & Oil

    The Fast Money traders with the trade on the gold & oil's surge, and the after hours action on Priceline.com's Q3 earnings, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • G20 to Hold Yet More Euro Zone Crisis Talks Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 1:52 AM ET
    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso chats with U.S. President Barack Obama as (from L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan follow behind as the leaders emerge from lunch on their way to the first plenary session at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. France is hosting the G8 Summit, which focuses on issues including African development, the Arab Spring

    The Group of 20 is seeking to meet again, possibly before Christmas, with the aim of resurrecting a deal to provide an international firewall around Greece, G20 sources have told the Financial Times, saying negotiators at the Cannes summit had been close to an agreement.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

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

  • Just How Much Is Waiting for the Cable Guy Costing You? Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 12:37 PM ET
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    People often joke about how much waiting for the cable guy and other service people is costing them — in time and billable hours. Well now, someone has actually done the math.

  • Paper Clips or Police? Budget Cuts Force Tough Choices Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Do high gas prices scare you? You don’t know the half of it: One police department suggested high gas prices and budget cuts could force them to FIGHT LESS CRIME. *Shudder.*

  • CEO Confidence Plunges, Bleak Six Months Ahead: Survey Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 8:07 AM ET
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    Confidence levels among European CEOs have seen a record fall over the past three months, with the situation expected to worsen further in the near term as the euro zone debt crisis threatens the stability of the region’s economy , according to a survey by the Young Presidents Organization.

  • Technical Look at the S&P 500 Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    Technical Look at the S&P 500

    Achim Matzke, equity strategist at Commerzbank, joined CNBC to take a technical look at the S&P 500 index, the Eurostoxx 50 index and the Dax future index.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 5:27 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

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

  • Stock Pops & Drops Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

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

  • Madoffs Aim to Write Their Own Future Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 7:02 AM ET
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    For nearly two years after Bernard L. Madoff confessed to running the largest Ponzi scheme in history, Ruth Madoff — who fell in love with him at 13 and married him at 18 — stood by her husband, a man the rest of the world saw as a cold-blooded monster.  After years of silence and seclusion, Mrs. Madoff agreed to talk with a reporter for The New York Times

  • Economy Alters How Americans Are Moving Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:38 AM ET
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    The continuing economic downturn has drastically altered the internal migration habits of Americans, turning the flood of migrants into the Sun Belt and out of states like New York, Massachusetts and California into a relative trickle, an analysis of recent federal data confirms, the New York Times reports.

  • Want to Be the 1%? There's an App for That Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
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    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be among the 1 percent — one of the wealthiest people in America — it’s your lucky day! There's an app for that. Which means you can be the 1% anywhere — in the airport or in the tub.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 5:22 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

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

  • The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services. By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash betwe

    Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.