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  • For the week ending Friday, August 8, 2008, the U.S. markets ended the week on a positive note, cheered by a retreat in commodity prices, a Fed’s decision to keep rates steady at 2%, better-than-expected results in pending home sales, and a stronger dollar.

  • Final Call: Oil Effect Slippery on Retail Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    Karen Finerman of the Fast Money team joins Dylan Ratigan for the last Final Call of the week, and their discussion revolves on how oil has "jerked around" retailers.

  • Why It's A Different Market One Month Later Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    There are notable shifts occurring in the stock market on the dollar rally/commodity drop this week.

  • Oil's Drop Pushes Dow to 300-Point Gain Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Stocks rallied  Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices helped offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.

  • Oil's Drop Boosts Stocks; Fannie Falls Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    Stocks rallied  Friday as a more than $3 a barrel drop in oil prices helped offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.

  • Russia Stocks Tumble as Battle Rages in Georgia Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    Rapidly escalating violence in Georgia -- including a reported Russian air strike near the capital -- helped send emerging stockmarkets to their lowest level in almost a year on Friday, with Russian markets worst hit.

  • Pickens Building Million-Person Energy Army Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is building a million-person "army" that he says will pressure the nation's leaders to adopt a more responsible energy policy.

  • Oil Boosts Stocks; Fannie Falls 17% Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Friday as a more than $2 a barrel drop in oil prices helped offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.

  • BG Strikes Oil in Santos Basin off Brazil Coast Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 6:48 AM ET

    BG strikes oil in Santos Basin off Brazil coast BG Group has made a "material" new oil discovery at its Iara well in Brazil's subsalt reserves, its sixth-straight success in the deep water Santos Basin since drilling began, the British gas producer said on Friday.

  • "[The] stock market: a loser across the board. It was a loser early, it stayed a loser and became a bigger loser as the day went on," Dylan summed up Thursday's trading with that one statement, as AIG and Wal-mart lead the Dow's one-day, 225-point dive. A few lone tech stocks were the only winners in an otherwise distressed market. Adding to the bearish environment was the morning's new jobless claim numbers, the highest reported in several months.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Stocks could trip up on more bad news from the financial sector Friday, but the bigger issue for market direction is whether the commodities selloff continues.

  • Today's Top Videos: Olympics, Citigroup & More... Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    AIG reports weak earnings and further write-downs, while GE says the Beijing Olympics will help boost the company's brand image. Following are today's top videos:

  • AIG, Wal-Mart Hurt Dow as Oil Tops $120 Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.

  • Boeing Sees First 787 Cancellation, Lags Airbus Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005.  A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

    Boeing has announced the first cancellation of an order for its delayed 787 Dreamliner, signaling that airlines may be getting impatient for deliveries of the new, fuel efficient plane.

  • Oil Prices Are Lower, So Why Is Gas Still Pricey? Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Oil prices are back up over $120. But that's a sharp decline from July's all-time high over $145. Many drivers watching plummetting oil prices the last few weeks are asking: Why aren't gas prices falling as much?

  • Why Aren't Gasoline Prices Falling Faster? Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 8:55 AM ET

    Oil prices are back up over $120. But that's a sharp decline from July's all-time high over $145. Many drivers watching plummeting oil prices the last few weeks are asking: Why aren't gas prices falling as much?

  • Forget Freddie, The Bottom May Be In Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 7:51 PM ET

    Coming back from a 90 point loss after a much worse than expected loss from Freddie Mac, the Dow rebounded as U.S. stocks hit a six-week high. The trend of health & personal care stocks doing well in this market continues.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    How deep is the consumer's funk? Thursday's markets will be watching for clues to that trend when chain stores report their July sales.

  • Today's Top Videos: Cisco, Lehman & More... Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Financial strategist Richard Bove slashes Lehman's 2009 earnings estimates and Cisco's CEO comments on his company's earnings report. Following are today's top videos:

  • Sunoco Earnings Tumble but Top Estimates Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 5:42 PM ET
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    U.S. refiner Sunoco's quarterly earnings plunged 84 percent as high oil prices led to weak profit margins from gasoline production, but its results still beat Wall Street expectations and its shares rose 4 percent.

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