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  • Stocks Continue to Decline; Banks Rise Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks traded lower Tuesday, led by a plunge in energy and technology stocks, as the dollar rose and traders shrugged off decent earnings results from several companies. IBM and Microsoft fell, while AmEx gained.

  • Futures Drop After Housing News, Earnings Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell further Tuesday despite a surprising rise in housing starts, but after news of a sharp decline in permits for future home construction.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Banks; BofA Rises Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed  higher as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week, including Apple and IBM, which report after the market closes.  Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and Home Depot fell. 

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Close, Led by Banks Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks rose as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week.   Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and GE fell. 

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Banks Rise, Techs Fall Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as Citigroup earnings lifted bank stocks, but a decline in tech stocks took strength out of the Nasdaq. JPMorgan and Exxon Mobil rose, while Intel fell. 

  • Futures Mixed After Fisher Remarks, Citi Earnings Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures are pointing to a mixed open Monday, regaining some ground after Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said on CNBC that the Fed can't help the economy alone, and that there is "ample liquidity"  in the market that hasn't been put to work.

  • A Productive Congress Gets No Respect from Voters Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    The public panned it. Republicans obstructed it. Many Democrats fled from it. Even so, the session of Congress now drawing to a close was the most productive in nearly half a century.

  • Stocks End Mixed, As Dow Slips, Nasdaq Soars Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher for the week, but mixed for the day as financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.  GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close; Google Soars Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed ahead of the closing bell as the financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.    GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • Stocks Mixed as Tech Rises; Banks Fall Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed, as technology and consumer stocks rose, after a grim preliminary reading on October consumer sentiment and as bank stocks continued to fall on the potential effects of the foreclosure crisis.  BofA and JPMorgan fell.

  • Futures Gain on Bernanke Remarks, Economic News Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech cementing Wall Street's view that more help is on the way, and the government released positive news on inflation and retail sales.

  • Stocks Come Back to End Slightly Down; Banks Fall Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks came back from the lows of the session in the last few minutes of the session to end just slightly lower after a tepid government bond auction, a disappointing jobs report and the fallout continued over foreclosure practices at major banks. Bank of America and JPMorgan fell, while McDonald's rose.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of Close; Banks Fall Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back from the lows of the session but remained down after a tepid government bond auction, a disappointing jobs report and the fallout continued over foreclosure practices at major banks. Bank of America and JPMorgan fell, while McDonald's rose.

  • Stocks Decline More, Led by Banks; Telecom Rises Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks fell after news of higher inflation and weakness in the employment market, and as financial stocks skidded.  McDonald's and Verizon rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Futures Fall After Jobless Claims, Inflation News Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures slumped after the government reported jobless claims rose to 462,000 last week, and producer prices rose 0.4 percent in September.

  • Stocks End Off Session Highs; Apple Hits $300 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Off Session Highs; Apple Above $300 Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Add to Gains; Dow Up More Than 1% Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks rose at the open after a series of strong earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.  Apple rose above $300 a share. Chevron and JPMorgan fell.

  • Futures Rise After Earnings, Ex-Im Report Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to jump higher at the open Wednesday after better-than-expected profit from JPMorgan Chase added to the positive market sentiment.

  • Half a Million Americans Denied Health Coverage Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 6:30 AM ET
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    The four largest health insurance companies in the US denied coverage to more than half a million individuals because of their pre-existing conditions from 2007 to 2009, according to a congressional investigation.