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Good morning. We'll start with our quote of the day from author Victor Hugo: "All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come." And the time has come for us to tell you what's ahead today. Among the scheduled guests and topics are--"Hidden Gems." This is our segment on "Morning Call" that gives you some favorite stock picks. Alex Vallecillo from Allegiant Mid Cap Value Fund will provide the stocks to watch.

Also on board today is former NFL running back Emmit Smith. He's on "Power Lunch" to talk business and about his real estate ventures. Duke Energy CEO James Rogers is on "Street Signs' to talk about federal regulations for carbon dioxide.

And Marketwatch columnist John Dvorak is also on "Street Signs" to discuss Yahoo's ongoing management troubles.

Also this morning on "Squawk Box"--CNBC's Maria Bartiromo has an interview with NYSE CEO John Thain.

And finally for some fun--Stephen Williams - Managing Director of The Antique Wine Company takes to a wine auction in London during "Street Signs." Plus we'll have the latest on retail sales in our Holiday Central coverage (posts are right below us). Five days and counting until Christmas.