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  • Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground in the last few minutes of the session, although remained higher, following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."

  • Stocks Pare Losses, as Tech Rises; Verizon Falls Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses and turned mixed, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq moving slightly higher, as traders awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as well earnings from Intel. Verizon and Wal-Mart fell, while AmEx rose.

  • $1 Million Streaker Prize Up to White House Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
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    A man who ran naked at President Barack Obama's rally in Philadelphia in the weekend has likely won $1 million - but only if someone in the Obama camp confirms the man was close enough to the commander in chief.

  • Pfizer Buying King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 Billion Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 9:36 AM ET
    Pfizer headquarters in New York City.

    Pfizer says it has agreed to buy King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 billion in cash.

  • Futures Decline Ahead of Fed Minutes Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks looked set for a weak open Tuesday as investors braced for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting to gain clues on potential quantitative easing.

  • FDIC's Bad Bank Plan Criticized Before Being Unveiled Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
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    Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Dow Ekes out Gain Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher at the close, with the Dow climbing back above 11,000 after a late session drop, amid thin holiday trading and ahead of a big week of earnings announcements. Boeing and JPMorgan rose, while DuPont and 3M fell.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Dow Pares Losses Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Monday amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve and the release of several major earnings reports this week. DuPont and 3M fell, while Boeing and JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks Struggle for Direction; 3M Falls Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks struggled for direction amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve in the wake of a disappointing jobs report on Friday. 3M and Caterpillar fall, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Futures Rise Slightly on Hopes of Fed Easing Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 8:57 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday as prospects for further monetary easing from the Federal Reserve rose in the wake of a disappointing jobs report Friday.

  • Dow Ends Above 11,000; 1st Time Since May Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Dow closed above 11,000 for the first time since early May on hopes the Federal Reserve would step in to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft  fell.

  • Stocks Rise; Dow on Pace to Close Above 11,000 Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains as the close neared, with the Dow rising above the 11,000 mark, as investors anticipated the weak jobs report would prompt the Federal Reserve to step in and spur economic growth.  Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft  fell.

  • Shortage of Truckers Will Raise Shipping Costs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
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    According to several trade groups in the trucking industry, there could be a shortage of drivers next year, and the estimates range from 200,000 to as many as 500,000.

  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise; Kraft Slips Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:11 PM ET

    The Dow crossed the psychologically important 11,000 mark as investors anticipated the weak jobs report will prompt the Federal Reserve to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Futures Fall, Then Recover After Jobs Report Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures initially fell on the disappointing jobs report for September but then quickly recovered, but were still headed for a lower open.

  • Flawed Foreclosure Documents Thwart Home Sales Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 8:04 AM ET
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    As a scandal unfolds over shoddy preparation of foreclosure documents, the fallout is beginning to hammer the housing market, especially in states like Florida, the NY Times reports.

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
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    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Jobs News Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated  monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.

  • Stocks Fall Modestly Ahead of Close; GE Rises Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.

  • Stocks Retreat as Materials Fall, Utilities Rise Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May.  Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.