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Indexes Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • Despite of the Dow crossing over 9,000 on Tuesday, the markets all settled down about 4% or greater for the week. Crude oil dipped below $40 per barrel for the first time in 2009 following the weak jobs report.

  • The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • The Dow turned higher after the December jobs report came in as expected, that is to say that more than half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 524,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.2%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since January 1993.  The November payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 584,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally to 11,000 in the short term as optimism over incoming President Barack Obama boosts investors’ confidence, Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, told CNBC.

  • Stocks logged their worst loss in about a month Wednesday amid some dismal predictions on the jobs front and as profit warnings started to roll in.

  • Stocks fell sharply Wednesday amid more dismal news on the employment front as Alcoa announced huge job cuts and Intel slashed its revenue forecast.

  • Stocks fell sharply Wednesday amid more dismal news on the employment front as Alcoa announced huge job cuts and Intel slashed its revenue forecast.

  • Stock futures stumbled on more dismal news on the employment front, with a Dow component announcing severe cuts and separate reports painting a dismal picture of the broader economy.

  • Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Monday as traders cashed in some of their chips from last week's rally following some dismal reports on the telecom and financial sectors.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, as a construction report came in much better than expected, as did U.S. auto sales. Stocks started off the day sharply lower as investors cashed in some of their chips after last week's rally that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark.

  • Stocks declined Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, after a rally last week that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark. A report that showed construction spending fell by half of what was expected helped shave some of the loss.

  • Wall Street looked set to open lower in the second day of trading of the year after Friday's rebound, with investors expected to take some profits following the Dow's rise to more than 9,000.

  • Stocks rebounded Friday as investors displayed some optimism for the new year, scooping up bargains in the consumer discretionary and energy sectors. The Dow ended above 9,000 for the first time since early November.