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  • Futures Perk Up After GDP Surprise Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher before the bell Friday ahead of a key speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the latest measure of second-quarter economic growth data.

  • Dow Ends Below 10,000; Boeing, Home Depot Up Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    The Dow lost its grip on 10,000, ending near session lows Thursday as trading was light and investors braced for two events Friday: the latest reading on second-quarter GDP and a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Barbarians at the 3Par Gate as HP Increases Bid Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 5:07 PM ET
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    Hewlett Packard raised its bid for 3Par to $27.00 a share, a value of $1.8 billion on Thursday.

  • Checkmate for HP as Dell Increases Bid for 3PAR Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    This is a contested situation where you want to maintain being the superior bid. Dell is clearly saying that 3PAR is a strategic asset for the company because of its cloud-based storage.

  • Hecht: Hope and Optimism for New Orleans' Future Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Marine from Camp Lejeune, N.C., marks a home to indicate he found no occupants as houses in the lower Ninth Ward are checked for bodies or people who are still stranded more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit.

    To really know if we have succeeded, to really know if we have created a New Orleans region better than before, we have to go out ten years. Here we will find the “new normal” that will come to pass after the Katrina money has run dry, and the economy is left to stand on its own.

  • Stocks Pull Back After an Early Pop; Dell Gains Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday after an early pop following a report that showed jobless claims fell last week.

  • Futures Climb as Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Thursday on the back of a positive close for the major indexes in the previous session, as investors braced for the government's weekly read on jobless claims.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain; Dow Ends Above 10,000 Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.

  • Oil Spill Add to Housing Troubles Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET
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    The BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill's economic fallout has added a cruel hurdle to the effort to relocate the Hurricane Katrina cottage dwellers, who live in the structures for free, paying utilities and rent only for the lots they live on—or paying no rent if they own the lots.

  • Futures Lower on Durable Goods Drop Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged slightly lower ahead of the open Wednesday in the wake of four straight sessions of losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ahead of more numbers on the state of the housing market.

  • Stocks Extend Losing Streak for a 4th Day Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks fell for a fourth straight session Tuesday, ending at their lowest levels in seven weeks, after a dismal report on existing home sales stoked worries about the economic recovery. But several homebuilders finished higher amid some buzz that now might be a good time to get into the sector.

  • Stocks Slide Over 1%; Homebuilders Climb Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks continued their selloff Tuesday after a dismal report on existing home sales renewed worries about the economic recovery. Homebuilders and oil drillers rose.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Housing-Induced Slide Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as homebuilder, telecom and some consumer stocks recovered after a sharp drop triggered by a dismal report on home sales.

  • Futures Fall as Summer Slump Continues Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 8:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open Tuesday, continuing a late-summer slump for the major indexes, as investors took no encouragement from a pickup in merger activity.

  • Hacker’s Arrest Offers Glimpse Into Crime in Russia Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 6:06 AM ET
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    On the Internet, he was known as BadB, a disembodied criminal flitting from one server to another selling stolen credit card numbers despite being pursued by the United States Secret Service.

  • BofA CEO Buys 30,000 Shares of Company Stock Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 4:16 AM ET
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    A regulatory filing shows Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan has bought 30,000 shares of common stock in the company, a possible signal to Wall Street that the executive believes BofA's stock is undervalued.

  • Stocks Drop, Led by Industrials, Techs Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Monday, led by industrials, materials and techs. Investors once again shrugged off a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity, which normally gives the market a boost.

  • Stocks Waver, Led by Techs; Wal-Mart Gains Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed in a tight range Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness cut into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • Stocks Turn Lower as HP, Apple Slide Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness crept into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • $50,000 Jobs Go Begging Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
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    While the unemployment rolls are swelling, Carlisle Companies CEO and Chairman David Roberts told CNBC Friday that he wants to hire, but can’t find enough qualified workers to fill the slots.