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  • European Markets Close Mostly Higher, M&A Returns Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:38 AM ET

    The major European indexes closed in broadly positive territory Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity returned and signaled an easing to the recent credit crisis.

  • Stocks Edge Up, Anticipating Fed Meet Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

    A sprinkling of deal news, sinking oil prices and a firmer dollar are in the background as stocks edge higher Tuesday. The big news for markets though will come in the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes, set for release at 2 p.m. ET. The minutes of the September 18 meeting and the August 16 call will be released. Traders are watching for hints of what made the Fed take the aggressive step to slash the Fed funds rate by a half point, greater than the 1/4 point widely expected.

  • Fed & Earnings Lead on Tuesday Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Fed and the start of earnings season are two big focuses for stocks Tuesday, after Monday's dullish session. The Fed releases minutes of its September 18 meeting and its August 16 call at 2p ET. This time last week, traders would have been digging into those minutes to find any confirmation of their view that rates will be cut again at the Fed's October 31 meeting.

  • Kazakhstan Reassures Eni-Led Consortium on Contract Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    Kazakhstan's president pledged Monday not to review a major oil development contract with an international consortium led by Italy's Eni amid tensions sparked by production delays.

  • Jack Welch, Former CEO & Chairman, GE Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Discussing leadership, motivation and career success with Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO.

  • Hyundai Thinking Of You: But Will You Think Of Them? Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Quick, when I mention Hyundai, what do you think? If it's along the lines of "well made cars for the middle and entry level markets" you are not alone. In fact, this reputation for solid but inexpensive cars has the Korean automaker at a crossroads.

  • Euro Stocks Likely to Drift Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed on Friday after a four-day winning run, as markets look to the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data to cement expectations for a further cut in interest rates.

  • European Stocks Close Higher as Bank Shares Rise Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mostly in the green Wednesday after struggling to find direction during the day, with positive news from Deutsche Bank offset by uncertainty about the overall strength of the global economy.

  • Telekom Austria Buys 70% Stake in MDC Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 6:42 AM ET

    The Austria Telekom group said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire a 70% majority stake in Belarusian Mobile Digital Communication, or MDC, for 730 million euros ($1.03 billion).

  • European Stocks Expected to Drop Ahead of Retail Data Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 2:32 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening slightly lower on Wednesday after two days of gains prompted by big banks disclosing the extent of the impact of a credit crunch on their results.

  • Rio Tinto Bets on Bullish Chinese Demand Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Strong global demand for industrial materials will continue for up to ten years, driven by China's fast economic growth, the head of mining company Rio Tinto told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Euro Zone Wholesale Inflation Rises as Expected Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 5:10 AM ET

    A fall in energy costs capped euro zone producer price growth in August despite a jump in non-durable goods, while unemployment stayed at record lows, data showed on Tuesday.

  • European stocks closed in positive territory on the first trading day of the fourth quarter as investors shook off profit warnings from UBS and Citigroup to focus on rising U.S. stocks.

  • Earnings, U.S. Economy Dominate Markets Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Good morning. As we begin the fourth quarter--traditionally the strongest--there are two topics on trading desks: 1) earnings season, and 2) to what extent the U.S. slowdown will spread to the global economy.

  • European Stocks Close Mixed; Markets Await Rates News Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    European stocks closed the week mixed as euphoria over lower-than-expected U.S. inflation data waned, and investors began looking ahead to next week's interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • BMW Expansion: Should They? You Tell Me Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 11:04 AM ET
    BMW 1 Series

    The latest news out of Germany about BMW considering adding a fourth brand to compliment its BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce line-up raises an interesting question. How do you add to one of the most successful auto companies in the world and get it right? It's not as simple as it sounds.

  • Record Coal Prices Hammer Power Generators Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 9:40 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Record high coal prices and tight supply are piling the pressure on electricity generators already hit by soaring oil markets and high gas prices, industry players say.

  • Investment bank Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the United States, Japan and Europe, joining numerous forecasters who are abruptly changing view since the start of a global credit crunch.

  • Credit Crunch: Real Or Just A Crumple? Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Is the credit crunch becoming more of a crumple? There certainly are encouraging signs of life in the credit markets where just a few weeks ago there was a scary paralysis. But it's too soon to call an end to the crisis even though the stock market is clearly taking the improvements to heart.

  • European Stocks Close Higher; Volatility Ahead Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 12:11 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher Thursday, with investors shrugging off a surprise drop in U.S. new home sales and weaker U.S. economic growth data.