• Traders try to pick bottoms in down stock market Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It's been a whipsaw day on Wall Street with traders trying to buy market bottoms.

  • Traders try to pick a bottom in the stock market Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks tanked out of the gate after disappointing U.S. data, but then quickly rebounded as traders saw a buying opportunity.

  • US data could signal weaker Q3 growth Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    A worker loads sheets onto a conveyor at the IceStone Factory in Brooklyn, New York.

    Stocks sank after a triple whammy of disappointing U.S. data, signaling that third quarter growth figures could be revised lower.

  • Hedge funds feel the pain, particularly in energy Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    Hedge funds are getting hit hard this year as oil falls. Many of these funds are positioned long the U.S. market and growth stocks.

  • *Deutsche Telekom shares down 0.7 percent. FRANKFURT, Oct 14- Deutsche Telekom had already given up on trying to sell its near 67 percent stake in T-Mobile US before upstart French telecoms firm Iliad dropped its bid on Monday and is now looking to avoid having to stump up more funds for the U.S. mobile network operator, analysts and investors said.

  • Bank CEOs see US economy improving Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon and John Stumpf

    Weakness in stocks is distracting from economic tailwinds: lower oil prices, a better U.S. economy, and high cash levels at U.S. corporations.

  • Probe sought in California no-bid health contracts Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— California's health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency's executive director. Ted Gaines, a Republican running for state...

  • Stock market fails to get an oversold bounce Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are looking for an oversold bounce after Ebola concerns and growth worries have pushed the S&P down 7 percent from its record.

  • Market in the doldrums? Might be time for a bounce Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Market internals have deteriorated dramatically, which may indicate its time for a bounce.

  • Haircut season! IPOs marched to the barber's chair Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    There's starting to be lots of push back on initial public offerings. Investors want to make money rather than just spend it.

  • Here's why shale oil stocks are tanking Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Oil rig workers drill into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Shale stocks are tanking amid two crude realities: oil prices at multi-year lows and the way drilling is financed.

  • A big bet American Airlines will make new high Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    The options market is betting on a 30 percent rally in one airline.

  • A brief history of high-speed trading in the 1800s Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For all of you who thought speed trading began 10 years ago, think again. It started long ago.

  • Clouds gather but is a correction in the forecast? Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500 Index is at a two-month low. How real is the main concern of slowing global growth?

  • Canada- based Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, which is said to be furthest along among the companies working on a treatment, and Chimerix Inc, whose experimental oral antiviral drug was used on the first U.S. victim of the disease, have seen a huge increase in trading activity in their stock options. On Wednesday, shares of Chimerix fell more than 18 percent in 40 minutes...

  • These issues explain today's markets selloff Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:14 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets are facing the collision between a slowdown in global growth (ex-U.S.) and the Fed debate on when it should raise interest rates.

  • The new mediocre: Stocks close at session lows Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks close at the day's lows as worries about growth outside of the U.S. and fears the Fed may raise rates soon weigh.

  • AP Top Financial News At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    US predicts lower heating bills this winter Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers EU broadens corporate tax crackdown to Amazon As EU discusses jobs, frustration among unemployed Lew calls for more efforts to boost global growth US stocks slide on global growth concerns Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent GM shares tumble as analyst cuts...

  • Why are sell-side stock market analysts so wrong? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:06 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As less original research is done, companies have increasingly learned how to play the "game" of lowering estimates going into the quarter.

  • Earnings season begins: Bright spots and worries Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    A woman holding an umbrella walks past a KFC restaurant, operated by Yum! Brands Inc.

    Traders are also watching Brazil after its election surprise.