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CNBC Morning Squawk - June 18, 2014: Beware of this move from the Fed.

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In the news today The crisis in Iraq and  this afternoon’s policy statement from the Fed  will  test stock market sentiment , which has recently been back on the upswing. In early trading today,  U.S. stock futures were little changed .  (CNBC) President Barack Obama  is not expected to approve  imminent airstrikes in Iraq, even as  Islamic militants attack  that country's  largest oil refinery  north of Baghdad.  (WSJ) While Obama plans to brief congressional leaders on Iraq today, a new  NBC News- Wall Street Journal  poll  puts the president’s  approval rating at just 41 percent  amid setbacks abroad and at home.  (CNBC) In a secret operation , American special forces have  captured the suspected leader  of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. (NY Times) Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko has  proposed a ceasefire  to allow pro-Russian separatists to lay down their weapons,  following a phone call  with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

CNBC Morning Squawk - June 10, 2014: The Dow is within a whisper of 17,000.

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In the news today U.S. stock futures were lower in early trading , after a  fourth straight rally  pushed the Dow to another record and within a whisper of 17,000.  (CNBC) General Motors  (GM) shareholders  will get a chance  to grill CEO Mary Barra over the ignition switch crisis  today, while crash victim’s families are expected to protest at the annual meeting.  (CNBC) GoDaddy—the Internet domain name and Web hosting  company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials —is  filing for an IPO , in hopes of raising at least $100 million. (AP) Singularity University CEO  Rob Nail  joins CNBC's " Squawk Box " at  7:50 a.m. ET  to look at the impact of emerging technologies—like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and crowdfunding—on business and finance. In a letter set for release today, top business leaders, including the CEOs of  Coca-Cola (KO) and  McDonald's  (MCD), are  calling on Washington  to act on  immigration reform . (AP) President Barack

CNBC Morning Squawk - June 9, 2014: Tyson wins food fight for Hillshire Brands.

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In the news today Tyson (TSN)  has won the battle  to buy Hillshire Brands (HSH). It offered almost a billion dollars more than rival Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC), valuing the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $7.7 billion.  (WSJ) Hedge fund billionaire Carl Icahn  became the largest shareholder  in Family Dollar Stores (FDO), disclosing a 9.4 percent stake in the retailer. He said he may seek representation on its board.  (Reuters) Hedge fund manager  Bill Ackman  joins CNBC's "Squawk Box," starting at  7 a.m. ET , with an update on his efforts to help Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) take over Botox-maker Allergan (AGN). At the Netflix (NFLX) annual meeting today, shareholders  are set to vote  on whether to split the CEO and chairman roles at the streaming video giant— currently held by Reed Hastings.  (NY Times) Apple (AAPL) shares  will begin trading today  at its new, split-adjusted price, after officially being divided  Friday  from $700 to $92.17 each. The company

CNBC Morning Squawk - April 16, 2014: Stage set for another volatile trading day.

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In the news today Major earnings, lots of economic data, and a Janet Yellen appearance  promise to make  today’s trading session  another volatile one,  after stocks were able Tuesday to continue their rebound from last week’s selloff.  (CNBC) U.S. stock futures  pointed to a stronger open in early trading today, as investors took solace  in China's better-than-expected economic growth in the first quarter, which put to rest the worst fears of a hard landing.  (CNBC) Yale's  Stephen Roach , former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman, joins CNBC's " Squawk Box " at 7 a.m. ET to explain why, he thinks, China's GDP numbers don't matter as much. Hundreds are missing and at least two people  were killed  when a  passenger ferry sank  off South Korea’s southern coast today. There were 477 people on board. (Reuters) Ukrainian forces  have launched  a "special operation" against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, while Russian President V

CNBC Morning Squawk - April 14, 2014: Ukraine pressures Wall Street ahead of Citigroup earnings.

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In the news today Rising tensions in Ukraine  put further  pressure on stocks this morning , as a possibly make-or-break earnings season gets underway in earnest on Wall Street. (CNBC) 5-Star fund manager Bill Smead, CEO and chief investment officer at Smead Capital Management, joins CNBC's " Squawk Box " at 7:40 a.m. ET with his best ideas for investors. Following weak earnings from  JPMorgan  (JPM) last week,  Citigroup  (C) is set to release its first-quarter profits  this morning. The  consensus forecast  calls for a $1.14 per share on revenue of $19.4 billion. (CNBC) David Hilder, bank analyst at Drexel Hamilton, helps us break down Citigroup's earnings at 8:15 a.m. ET. Towns in eastern Ukraine are  braced for military action  from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a deadline  to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. (Reuters) Facebook  (FB) is getting  ready