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  • All eyes have been on China as the engine powering the strong growth of international stock funds. However, according to Lipper, the fund sector that has posted the best returns in the year-to-date period has a decidedly Latin flare.

  • Sugar and sweetener producer Tate & Lyle was the biggest loser on the FTSE-100, falling 6.2%, despite posting a 14% rise in full-year profit.

  • French state-owned utility EdF on Friday denied a report it contacted management of German utility RWE, or German authorities, in regards to a takeover.

  • Paul Fremont, managing director at Jefferies & Company, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he believes the outlook for electric utility stocks is strong.

  • Johnny Bench

    The actors have been doing pretty well lately in Trading With The Stars, but the non-acting celebs are making a move--including Johnny Bench (so, his picture gets posted). Jonathan Tucker still holds first place on modest gains in Washington Grp and Starwood Hotels. Stephen Collins takes back 2nd place on gains in Emergency Medical Services up 10.13% Thursday. But poker champ Chris Moneymaker moves from 8th to 5th on a 2.73% gain in Gigamedia..

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    Hey folks. Jeff Mishlove is here after a few days off--with his contest picks for today. It's a good read and we're happy to have him back. Here's Jeff: Last week was amazing. As I reported one week ago, one of my contest portfolios was up over 100% for the week. Actually, by the end of the day on Friday, it was up by over 112% -- far and away more than any other previous weekly winner. But, ironically, it still was not enough to win the weekly prize.

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    Don't knock regulations: Citigroup's Greg Gordon says some investors swear by them. The equity analyst joined "Squawk on the Street" to offer his take on the utility industry -- and named his top utility stock picks.

  • Sometimes the best way to reinvigorate your love for investing is to gamble on a few speculative stocks. Tonight, Cramer shares three ponies he thinks are ready to run.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Shares in the world’s largest utility E.ON increased considerably after it gave up its 42 billion euro bid ($56 billion) for Spanish utility company Endesa (down 0.69%), agreeing to split it up with rivals.

  • The global selloff throughout world stock markets triggered by the brief but sharp fall in the Shanghai Composite Index at the end of February has stirred up even more interest in already hot Chinese markets. This week, "A Fund Affair" features AMP Capital's China Growth Fund, which gives the investor rare access to China 'A' shares.

  • Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Here's our exclusive web cast on investment strategies to help you win the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. CNBC host Dylan Ratigan talks with Bill Barker, Motley Fool senior analyst, and Arthur Hogan, Jefferies managing director offerd his own high-risk, high-return stock picks.

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    The TXU LBO looks good on paper, but environmental challenges to company plans for coal-fired power plants could frustrate investors.

  • Michelle Coruso-Cabrera

    Venezuelan President Huge Chavez announced his intent this month to nationalize his country’s vast oil sector (as well as the nation's largest phone company and utilities). His statements made headlines across the globe, sending the Venezuelan stock exchange down 19% in a single day.

  • How do you feel about buying a sector where the profit prospects still look challenging, but the reduction in expectations has now brought the price back onto professional investor radar screens?

  • The French financial regulator AMF on Tuesday gave billionaire Francois Pinault three weeks time in order to present an offer for French utilities company Suez, Reuters reported.

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