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  • Barnes and Nobles

    Barnes & Noble Inc. is gearing up for the holidays with the introduction of its brand new Nook e-reader that has a color touch screen and will sell for $249.

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Governor Brian Schweitzer is a farmer, rancher and soil scientist first. Businessman and politician second.  Schweitzer runs his government like a ranch: with careful planning and ample saving.

  • Woman on her laptop in a cafe.

    Several recent surveys are pointing in one direction: there will be big opportunities for retailers this holiday season online. More and more often consumers are starting their shopping online giving retailers a chance to win a customer.

  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has topped 3,000 billion Norwegian krone ($518 billion) for the first time, in a milestone that highlights the soaring financial reserves of western Europe’s biggest oil-producing state. The FT reports.

  • Bill Gross

    Choosing flash over substance led Bill Gross, founder and co-CIO of bond company PIMCO, to say “pass” on two of the best investments in US history, and give a thumb's-up to a big flop.

  • It's been 23 years since the infamous stock market crash of October 19, 1987, which became known as "Black Monday." What began in Hong Kong, and spread to other parts of the world, including the United States, caused the Dow to drop 508 points, or nearly 23 percent. 

  • Workers harvesting oil palm fruits at an Indonesian plantation.

    Walmart announced last week it would soon require companies to prove it used only sustainably sourced palm oil.

  • Loopz

    Many of the toys we combed through for our holiday toy slideshow were priced low, which is fitting, given the cost-consciousness that reigns among consumers these days.

  • A worker cleans solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    Investors who care about the environment or believe it’s just a matter of time before the nation’s lawmakers begin to address climate change, have a growing number of green investment options.

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both up more than 5 percent this year, and barring something dramatic will finish in the black.

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    Get ready for the Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup wars—and not just from branded competition like Nestle.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks rose at the open after a series of strong earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.  Apple rose above $300 a share. Chevron and JPMorgan fell.

  • Solyndra 200 Series solar panels.

    A few years ago, Silicon Valley start-ups like Solyndra, Nanosolar and MiaSolé dreamed of transforming the economics of solar power by reinventing the technology used to make solar panels and deeply cutting the cost of production.

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

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    Intel and CSX earnings beats could be positive for stocks Wednesday morning, but it is J.P. Morgan earnings that traders are watching.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks closed higher after losing ground in the last few minutes of the session following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."  Bank of America and Alcoa rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks lost ground in the last few minutes of the session, although remained higher, following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."