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  • Stocks Rise Modestly Before Close; J&J Gains Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks traded higher Tuesday as investors absorbed a slew of largely upbeat earnings reports, several from financial companies, and as energy stocks turned higher along with oil.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Investing is a cold-hearted endeavor, and as the response to the BP spill evolved, investors tried to find ways to profit from it. Shares of oil-dispersant maker Nalco rose in the wake of the disaster but have since fallen, as its product is alleged to have been as bad for the ecology as the oil that spilled.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Tech, Banks Slip Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stocks pared gains Tuesday after a slew of earnings reports that were largely positive a day after the markets took a thrashing following Standard & Poor's revision of its outlook for U.S. debt.

  • Futures Rise After Earnings, Housing Starts Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose after a better-than-expected rise in housing starts and after good earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

  • Seafood Supplier Recovery     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman with a look at Louisiana's seafood industry and how it has changed, one year after the BP oil spill disaster.

  • Stocks Tumble on U.S. Debt News; CAT Sinks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.

  • Reviving a $2.4B Seafood Industry     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    Activity in Louisiana's oyster beds has dropped off sharply since the BP oil spill. CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the industry is trying to make a comeback.

  • Futures Sink; S&P: U.S. Outlook to Negative Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell further after news the ratings outlook for the United States was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poor's.

  • After Storms, a Widespread Path of Death and Damage Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 5:53 AM ET
    Hurricane

    More than 90 tornadoes — described by one meteorologist as a “family” of them — hit the state of North Carolina on Saturday, causing widespread damage, reports the New York Times.

  • FDIC Eyes Tougher Rules for Big Banks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:42 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    American banks should ringfence their riskier investment banking operations, according to a top financial regulator who wants the US to adopt restrictions similar to those proposed last week by Britain’s Independent Commission on Banking, the Financial Times reports.

  • Inflation Starts to Bite but Euro Trend Intact Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:34 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan note

    I got off work the other evening and was horribly in the mood for a mango salad. So, mouth full of mango anticipation, I stopped by my local grocers only to be met by a sign: Mangos: £2.40 ($3.84). Each.

  • Stocks End Higher on Good Economic News Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher as investors took heart from strong economic news and shrugged off disappointing quarterly results ahead of a big week of earnings. Merck and DuPont led the Dow higher, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Hold Modest Gains Ahead of Close Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks lost a little steam in the final hour of trading as technology companies slid, although investors remained encouraged by several upbeat economic report. Merck and DuPont gained, while BofA fell.

  • Word On the Street Now     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Moshe Orenbuck, Credit Suisse analyst, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on oil, Bank of America and stocks you should own prior to earnings release.

  • Stocks Turn Higher on Upbeat Economic News Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks turned modestly higher as investors took heart from upbeat economic news, although weak earnings pressured some sectors of the market. Merck and J&J rose, while BofA fell.

  • Futures Turn Up After Good Economic News Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared losses and turned positive after gains in industrial production and capacity utilization, and after news that consumer prices didn't rise as much as expected in March.

  • An estimated half million Americans have a painful decision to make between today and August 31 — admit to the IRS that they’ve been hiding secret offshore bank accounts, or take their chances the government won’t find out about their secret horde and possibly send them to jail.

  • Stocks End Mixed After Choppy Session Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed after another choppy, low volume session, as the broader market staged a late afternoon rally despite slumping bank and tech stocks. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Turn Higher Before Close; Tech Slips Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks took a brighter tone in the last hour of trading as the broader market gained, although banks and tech stocks remained lower. Coca Cola rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • How could real manufacturing output have kept pace when the dollar value of that output, and the employment needed to produce it, have fallen so far behind? The answer lies in relative prices and productivity.