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  • 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.

  • Stocks Slump, Led by Banks; Kraft Gains Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks turned weaker again in the wake of disappointing economic news, and ahead of major earnings releases. JPMorgan and HP fell, while Kraft gained.

  • Spotting Value Picks     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Searching for value stock picks, with Paul Dietrich, Foxhall Capital Management, and Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Job News, PPI Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures held losses after a surprising jump in jobless claims, and slightly stronger gain in core producer prices.

  • Bankers Running Rings Around Regulators Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    G20

    In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.

  • Goldman Sachs, Rating Agencies Blamed in Crisis Probe Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Conflicts of interest, excessive risk-taking and failures of government oversight triggered the financial crisis and helped push the country into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, concludes a new report by the U.S. Senate.

  • Stocks End Slightly Up After Wavering Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat to slightly higher after fluctuating throughout the session after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • Egypt's Mubarak, Sons to Appear in Court Next Week Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:02 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.