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  • U.S. stock index futures continued to struggle for directions as investors awaited more direction on a compromise reached between President Barack Obama and the Republicans on extending Bush-era tax cuts.

  • Two big Chinese IPOs priced last night above the price talk and will begin trading this morning at the NYSE.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Chatter about interest rates may be in the air again after the 10-year yield rose to 3.167, its highest level since late June. With little data on the horizon, the market focus will be more intense than usual on the Treasury's Wednesday auction of $21 billion in reopened 10-year notes.

  • In today's trading session, 120 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week high. Of those companies, 32 are trading at all-time highs. Here is a look at those stocks.

  • Studying the list of S&P 500 that have hit their all-time high since the recovery began in July is revealing.

  • Higher-yielding companies versus firms that grow through acquisitions; find out where you're more likely to find outperformance!

  • Your morning cup of coffee may cost you more money going forward. Coffee futures have jumped more than 40 percent in the last year and there are expectations of a smaller than normal crop next year. So how should investors trade the commodity?

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The "Pit Boss" reveals which industry is seeing heavy call buying in midday trading.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • All that talk of US weakness may have been premature, at least relatively speaking.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Caterpillar, the US-based manufacturer of earth-moving equipment, is marketing a two-year 1 billion renminbi bond to institutional investors in Hong Kong, becoming the first foreign industrial multinational to issue debt in the Chinese currency. The FT reports.

  • Both have similar-sounding names, but Cramer said only one will make you money.

  • The "kost" of “kool,” as in the reality-show escapades of the Kardashian sisters, just went up, thanks to the introduction of the Kardashian Kard, a pricey debit card targeting teens with a taste for the good life.

  • TJ Maxx selling the Apple iPad for $399.

    Discount retailer TJ Maxx certainly created a lot of buzz this past weekend by offering Apple's iPads for $399—yes, that's right $100 off the tablet computer's usually price. The stunt points out a lot of trends about this year's holiday shopping season.

  • Shoppers leave a store on 'Black Friday' in New York City.

    A few years ago, Thanksgiving was not even considered a shopping day, as most stores are closed. But this year, retailers are driving customers to the Web with more specials than ever — door busters without the door — creating an online jump-start to the traditional Black Friday rush. The New York times reports.

  • Kenneth Chan, CEO of McDonald's China

    Steve Leonard, president of IT systems and software services firm, EMC Asia Pacific & Japan, answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on life, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.

  • Stocks were lower on Friday, following news that China would take a second step to tighten monetary conditions. How should investors be positioned? Zahid Siddique, associate portfolio manager at Gabelli Equity Trust, and Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group, shared their outlooks.

  • Global investors should place their bets on Asia as the region will dominate growth in the next decade, said Don Gimbel, senior MD & CIO of Carret Asset Management on CNBC.