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  • Gas Prices Could Slow Job Growth This Year Friday, 6 May 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    A brightened outlook for job growth may dim this spring as rising gas prices weigh on companies and prompt some to rethink their hiring plans.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled in the final hour of trading to close lower as investors took profits ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday, and as energy shares extended losses after crude oil plunged below $100.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close; Energy Sinks Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled in the final hour of trading as investors took profits ahead of a government jobs report on Friday, and as energy shares extended losses after crude oil plunged below $100.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Retail, Tech Rise Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as retail and tech stocks helped to pare gains, and lifted the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Futures Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Stock futures added to losses after news of a 43,000 jump in jobless claims.

  • Jim Rogers: Oil Price Will Keep Rising; Silver to Fall Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Oil prices are likely to continue rising because the world's oil reserves are dwindling, but silver is likely to come down as it rose too fast, famous investor and commodities bull Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • Debt Ceiling Has Some Give, Until Roof Falls In Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:41 AM ET

    The federal government will not run short of money to pay its bills on May 16, when the federal debt reaches the legal maximum of $14.3 trillion, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Lower in Selloff as Silver, Oil Slide Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of the Close; Intel Gains Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

  • CEO Blog: Energy Policy Should, Above All, Do No Harm Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:14 AM ET
    Natural Gas

    We have not had an energy policy in the United States in the nearly three decades I have been in the utility business. What we have is a strange mix of mandates and markets that we sometimes call energy policy. Electricity—like horseracing, gambling and prostitution in Nevada—is too much fun for politicians to leave to the market.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Innovative Manufacturing Can Grow US Economy Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of the Close Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Osama's Death Leads To Rise In Flag Sales Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Utilities Gain, Pfizer Falls Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed in quiet trading after a varied batch of earnings reports, as investors took a step back after sending the market to multi-year highs in April.

  • What's Next for Stocks  Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    Will current economic conditions help the market on its way to 13,000? Kimberly Foss, Empyrion Wealth Management, and William Stone, PNC Wealth Management, discuss.

  • Dollar's In Demand, Pound Gets Pounded Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    The dollar is rallying as risk appetite wanes, and the pound is getting punished for weak manufacturing data. Time again for your FX Fix.

  • Futures Slightly Lower After Earnings Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell ahead of the open for Wall Street on Tuesday as traders considered the implications of Osama Bin Laden's death and looked ahead to more earnings reports..

  • Bin Laden Death Will Not Boost Obama: Expert Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    Celebrations at ground zero after news that Osama bin Laden had been killed

    The euphoric scenes that met the death of Osama Bin Laden will not boost President Barack Obama’s re-election hopes, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London.