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  • 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
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    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
    Foreclosure

    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.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Thursday and gold powered ahead as investors remained cautious at the start of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell with numbers from Alcoa.

  • WaMu Bank Bondholders Settle for $335 Million Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:51 AM ET

    A group of Washington Mutual creditors have signed on to a settlement that pushes the bank's reorganization plan a step closer to approval.

  • Stocks Pause After Rally to Close Mixed Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks paused after a strong rally on Tuesday to end mixed on relatively low volume as investors took a breather ahead of the jobs reports on Friday.  GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed Ahead of Close; Techs Fall Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed as the closing bell neared, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq slumping, as the prospect of the Federal Reserve resuming Treasury purchases to boost the economy countered a disappointing report on private sector hiring. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.