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  • Bernanke Says TALF Program Demand Likely Rising Friday, 15 May 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Investors appear to be more willing to participate in a U.S. Federal Reserve program aimed at reviving consumer and business lending, and demand for the program appears to picking up, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a letter to a lawmaker released on Friday.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Techs Rise Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Techs Bounce Back Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Futures Retreat After Jobless, PPI Reports Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pointed lower after a pair of economic reports came in worse than expected. Wal-Mart Stores reported earnings in line with expectations.

  • Stocks Shed Over 2% as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Administration Weighs Pay Standards for Banks Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

    The Obama administration wants government to have a say in how financial institutions pay their employees and is working to change Wall Street practices so that compensation is more closely tied to performance over time.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Futures Slip Before Retail Sales; Banks Lower Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • Stocks Shed 1.8% as Banks Skid; Techs Gain Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks shed 1.8 percent Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Nasdaq's drop was less severe as techs gained.

  • Stocks Pull Back as Financials Lose Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Dow was down over 100 points in the first few minutes of trading as banks declined.

  • Futures Fall as Financials Lose Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    Following last week's gains, stock index futures indicated a lower open for the stocks Monday as investors remained concerned about the health of the financial system as the stress-test hype wears off.

  • Bank Stocks May Rise Ahead of Stress Test Friday, 8 May 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

    Banking stocks looked set to continue their sharp jump higher at the open Thursday as investors wait for the official results of the government’s stress test.

  • A Slightly Better April Jobs Report Is Expected Friday, 8 May 2009 | 3:55 AM ET

    Employers are letting up a bit on the mass layoffs they resorted to earlier this year to cope with the recession, but the unemployment rate is climbing.

  • Dow Loses 1.2% as Banks, Techs Skid Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Slide as Bank Rally Loses Steam Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • Fed's Bank Aid is 'Same Scam Continuing': Spitzer Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET
    Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on Squawk Box.

    We won’t know if these bank stress tests are real until we see how the government measures them, said Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York.

  • Busch: Not Quite Irrational Exuberance Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    "The momentum on the upside has been strong, extremely strong and it has to begin to worry policy makers. Why? Unlike the Obama administration when they first came into office, they don't want to over promise and under deliver when it comes to expectations." writes Andrew Busch.

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