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  • Dr. Marc Faber

    Stock markets have already discounted “some very bad news” and there is no reason to fear stocks will sink, despite gloomy prospects for the global economy, Marc Faber, publisher and editor of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown.

    California governor Jerry Brown said Wednesday in his 'State of the State' speech: "tax revenues are increasing and the state deficit has been reduced significantly, though a 9 billion hole remains," before  asking voters to approve tax hikes.

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    What do you do when your kid asks for a raise in allowance — Do you give it to the child or say "Scram, kid!"? Here's what the pros say.

  • Map of Silicon Valley

    The start-up boom means there are more freshly minted millionaires looking to manage their wealth. And Wall Street firms are happy to help, for a fee. The New York times reports.

  • Straight of Hormuz map

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry has confirmed it has received a letter from the United States concerning the Strait of Hormuz, “via three different channels.” Authorities were considering whether to reply, although the contents of the letter were not divulged.

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    There are 1,001 reasons why people are late to work. CareerBuilder has compiled the most popular excuses and the most outrageous — including "my cat had the hiccups" and "I got distracted watching the 'Today Show.' Click ahead for the full list.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Top policymakers did not seriously consider the idea that problems in the housing market would bring a recession, newly released transcripts show. The New York Times reports.

  • Didier Duret, Global Chief Investment Officer at ABN Amro Private Banking discusses the possibility of equities entering a bull market in 2012, and says that the U.S. economy will gain momentum over the course of this year, propelled by employment, and the exports sector.

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    Is Wall Street cutting bonuses enough? That is a question worth considering amid chatter that investment banking bonuses are expected to be the lowest they have been since 2008 amid lackluster profits.

  • This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s five-day tour of Latin American countries comes at a time of rising tensions with the United States and growing international isolation. The US State Department described Iran’s search for friends as “desperate,” while US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to ratchet up the pressure in a visit to China and Japan.

  • We have worried A LOT in the past few years—jobs, money, the stock market—you name it. But guess what? It has yet to be scientifically proven that worrying can fix a problem. So here are 8 tips to help you stop worrying — or, at the very least, to do it properly!

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    The two strongest Republican candidates to emerge from the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, both are open to bombing Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The anxious exchange of statements and explicit threats between the U.S. and Iran mark a notable escalation and leave the energy markets struggling to understand the implications.

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    Think you have one of the most stressful jobs? Yeah, you do! Click ahead for the 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America — and, in case you're interested in taking it down a few notches, the 10 Least Stressful Jobs in America.

  • End of the Mancession?

    New data shows that men have nabbed two out of every three new jobs during this recovery. Could this give an additional boost to men's retailers? Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors president, and Richard Jaffe, Stifel Nicolaus, weigh in.

  • CNBC's Brian Sullivan takes a look at Street signs for what's ahead in the coming year.

  • Daniel Yergin

    Pulitzer prize winning author Daniel Yergin, Chairman of IHS CERA, shared an excerpt on Iran from his latest book “The Quest: Energy Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.” The piece describes how the balance of power in the Gulf region could shift should Iran obtain nuclear weapons.

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    US private construction will post growth this year for the first time since 2005, and will be an important driver of gross domestic product growth and job creation in 2012, according to a report by investment firm AllianceBernstein.

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    The risk of a break-up of the euro zone is “vastly overplayed” and a collapse of the single currency area is out of the question, Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group told CNBC on Tuesday.