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FedEx Beats Estimates, Raises Rates

Christian Wetherbee, Citi analyst, breaks down the shipping company's Q1 earnings beat of $1.45 vs. $1.40 est. on revenues of $10.79 billion, and discusses what the numbers indicate about the health of the economy.

Best Homebuilder Buys

Will homebuilders continue to surge after the recent pullback? Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets analyst, and Megan McGrath, MKM Partners analyst, weigh in with the best stock plays.

Markets Due for Post-Fed Pullback?

David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, explains why he expects a 5-10 percent pullback in the S&P in the very near term.

Disney's Magic Carpet Ride on Wall Street

Disney's shares hitting another record high on Friday morning. Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets analyst, and Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, discuss the company's money-making movie magic.

Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

Will iPhone 5 Push Apple Above $700?

Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, discusses the impact of Apple's new products on its stock price.

Home Builders on Fire, Facebook Bounces

The Housing Index is at its highest level since April 2008. Meanwhile Facebook gets a bounce on Zuckerberg's speech yesterday, with the FMHR team, and Robert Peck, CoRise president.

Apple to Hit $1,650 by 2015: Analyst

Is Apple ripe for your portfolio? Brian Marshal ISI Group tech analyst explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple and a $710 target price; while Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital analyst sees the stock going to $1,650 a share by the end of 2015.

Apple is a Cheap Stock: Analyst

Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets analyst, explain why he has a "buy' on Apple stock and a price target of $1,111 a share.

Apple: Waiting on iPhone 5

Trading Apple ahead of its big event, with the FMHR traders.

Is McDonald's Bouncing Back?

Jim Yin, S&P Capital IQ analyst, and R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, break down the same store sales numbers for McDonald's, and discuss the outlook on the company, despite higher food prices.

Making the Right Call on Finance: Analyst

Mike Mayo, bank analyst at CLSA, shares his thoughts on breaking up the big banks, and reveals his call on Morgan Stanley and bank stocks.

Citi Analyst Predicts Worst 3Q Ever in PC History

Everywhere you look, PC data points are bad, Citigroup semiconductor analyst Glen Yeung told CNBC on Friday.

Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

The United States is suddenly competing for influence over its most stalwart ally in the Middle East, the Global Post reports.

Handset Wars

Rakesh Agrawal, reDesign Mobile editor, offers insight on Nokia. The stock has been slaughtered over the past week -- down 10 percent, though it's up today.

UBS Upgrades Time Warner to Buy

Discussing today's top analyst calls, including Deutsche Bank's upgrade of Williams Sonoma and Credit Suisse's downgrade of Cliffs Natural, with Scott Freeze, Street One Financial president.


Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.

Treasury Building

Enough of the Fed’s quantitative easing and ever-declining Treasury yields. There are decent fixed income options out there, if you're starving for yield.

Couple looking at their home damaged by a tornado.

Most Americans assume that their property insurance covers the full replacement cost of their home. Not necessarily. Check out these dos and don'ts.


Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.


With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

Facebook CEO Won't Sell Stock For a Year

Is Facebook still falling? Evan Wilson, Pacific Crest Securities analyst, and Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, weigh in with the trade on the social networking company.

The Bearish Case for Oil

Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank analyst, explains his bearish call on global oil.

Back-to-School Boosts Retailers

Strong back-to-school sale numbers is the main reason retailers posted gains in August. Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley retail analyst, weighs in.

Amazon's Battle in the 'Cloud'

Benjamin Schachter, Macquarie Securities analyst, explains why Amazon's cloud computing web services division could be far ahead of Microsoft and Google. CNBC's Herb Greenberg weighs in.

Hurricane Isaac's Impact on Shippers

"We don't really expect [Hurricane Isaac] to have any impact on shipping rates, or shipping stocks over the next few days," says Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse senior research analyst.

Dunkin Donuts

Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.


The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.

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An underdeveloped ear of corn lays amongst corn plants damaged by extreme heat and drought conditions in a field in Carmi, Illinois.

As the U.S. drought continues and global grain prices soar, G20 leaders are considering an emergency meeting at the end of August to consider what measures to take to combat the growing food crisis.  But the surge in corn, soy and wheat prices could also lead to some benefits for the agricultural sector and an opportunity for investors, according to one fund manager.