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  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Brazilian companies, armed with a strong Real, are hunting for acquisitions across the globe , while U.S. private equity and sovereign wealth funds turn their attention to red hot Brazil.

  • Tech investors scrambled to place their next bets after Texas Instruments surprised the Street with its acquisition of rival National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion or $25/share.

  • This financial services stock saw shares climb to a three-year high while many option contracts changed hands, trader Pete Najarian said.

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    The initial public offerings slated for this week were set to raise around $1.1 billion, according to IPOscoop.com, but it’s looking like the number will be much higher come Friday’s close.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Business and consumer confidence, the result of an improved attitude toward business coming from the Obama administration, will result in good growth here in the US. Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, told CNBC Friday.

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    ‪Japan combats crisis, the Fed considers inflation and Henry Kravis says hello. Here's some of what we’re watching — and therefore you should as well.‬

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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  • Stocks closed February on a strong note, leading to three consecutive months of gains, as all the major indices gained in the final minutes of trading. J&J and Verizon rose, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks traded mixed Monday, as blue chips advanced and small stocks slumped, yet the market was still on track to start the year with two straight months of gains.  Johnson & Johnson and HP gained, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained solidly higher after a mixed batch of economic news, and as oil prices eased from recent highs. 3M and Pfizer rose, while Intel fell.

  • Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday despite news consumer spending rose at a slower pace than income growth last month.

  • The auction for CitiFinancial’s subprime consumer lending unit has moved into round two, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • Global Credit Crisis

    The woes of WestLB, which has received $11 billion in taxpayer support since 2009, are symptomatic of a larger problem in the German economy. Many of its biggest banks are still on government life support after making bad lending bets during the bubble years. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks ended slightly up on Thursday, but the "Fast Money" traders found these market movers to be the most interesting.

  • Blackstone is bullish on private equity and real estate again, as market gains in these areas boosted the company's 2010 profit. Blackstone said its net income more than doubled last year on private equity gains.

  • Tony James digressed from the topic of his company's fourth-quarter earnings to field a question on whether such long-term notes would favor investors.

  • January retail sales surprise mostly to the upside, with little whining about the weather. They did it again: despite a lack of clearance inventory, tough comps, and snowstorms, most retailers posted gains in January.