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  • Tech: First Sector to Reach Pre-Lehman Levels Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 1:30 PM ET
    Telecommunications images, cell phones, high tech devices, mobile technology

    Technology became the first of the ten S&P 500 sectors to recover all of its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy one year ago.

  • New Highs Abound, Small Caps Rally Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    The markets continued to inch up yesterday, posting gains for the seventh time in 8 days and are looking up again this morning on the open.  While the Dow and S&P have mostly been up fractionally on those days over the past couple of weeks – string together those smaller gains, and notice they have rallied a notable 4% and 6%, respectively, since September 2.

  • AIG: 1 Year After its Bailout Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 9:09 AM ET

    One year ago today, "too big to fail" became a key topic of debate.  As the markets were already digesting the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the insolvency of Bear Stearns, Bank of America's buyout of Merrill Lynch, and the government takeover of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the possibilities that no company was safe or too big to fail was on investors panic stricken minds.  When AIG received its first installment of bailout funds, failure was no longer an option.

  • S&P 500 Winners & Losers Since Lehman's Fall Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 2:35 PM ET

    Since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy one year ago, a screen of the S&P 500  reveals that 82% of its components remain in the red to date.

  • So Far, NYSE Volume Light for September Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    Today is the midpoint for September and so far it is not as volatile as Septembers past.  The Dow is up just over 1%, the S&P is up ~2.5% and the NASDAQ is up over 4% month-to-date.  Here is a look at NYSE trading volume averages from the past three years.

  • Stocks and Indices One Year After Lehman Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch.  Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.

  • New Capital Rules May Pressure Bank Profits Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 2:20 AM ET

    A year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, one thing is clear: banks' ability to make quick money will take a hit, as shell-shocked regulators impose tighter rules on them.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 6:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks broke their five-day winning streak on Friday, as a pullback in oil prices led investors to take profits ahead of the weeking; however, all indices posted gains of nearly two percent or more for the week.

  • Ex-Lehmanites Find Much Fault, Little Closure Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 10:15 AM ET
    Lynn Gray

    One year after Lehman Brothers’ failure, former employees remain haunted and confounded by the event. “It wasn't Lehman's employees who failed; it was the leadership,” says one ex- senior manager.

  • Remembering 9/11 Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 9:00 AM ET

    As I drove up the NJ Turnpike this morning, I could not help but to look over at the Manhattan skyline and reflect on a similar drive 8 years ago today and how things have changed since then.  For the markets, the Dow closed yesterday at 9627, almost exactly where it was on Sept. 10, 2001.

  • M&A Activity on the Rise? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Is M&A back on the the rise?  The attention grabbing news of potential deals between Disney and Marvel Entertainment last week and now between Kraft Foods and Cadbury might make you think so.  Here are what the numbers show:

  • Summer's Over, Now What? Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been down on the week after Labor Day and continued to downtrend from Labor Day to Thanksgiving.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 8:42 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 216,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 9.7%, the fewest losses since August last year  but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983.  The June and July numbers were revised upward as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Same Store Sales Winners and Losers Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    As of 9:15 this morning, 100% of retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters have reported same store sales.  Here is a breakdown of where things stand.

  • The Importance of Good Breadth Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 6:40 PM ET

    The stock averages aren’t always the best snapshot of the market, Cramer says. This is how you get a more accurate picture.

  • Productivity Growth Highest in Years Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    With over 6 million jobs lost in the past year, the output per hour of remaining workers grew at its highest rate since 2003. 

  • Another Black Mark on September Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 5:02 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has had 1016 triple digit moves in its history, the first of which was in 1987. Guess which month has the most to the downside?

  • 1 Year Later: The Month that Shook the World Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 8:53 AM ET
    One Year Later: The Month that Shook The World

    Sure September is the worst month on average for the markets, but last September was one for the history books.  Here's a look at how things have changed going into the volatile month today compared to one year ago.

  • Then And Now: A Tale Of Two Economies Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Though the  tumultuous domino effect of September 2008 will be remembered as the tipping point of the financial crisis, its first major eruption was in the late summer of 2007 with the subprime mortgage meltdown. Much has changed since then. Here's how its reflected in key economic indicators.