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  • Stocks Get a Pop From Fed Decision Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow got a pop of relief after the Fed announced plans to hold rates steady and said inflation should moderate.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Fed Decision Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    Stocks rallied unusually sharply for a Fed-meeting day, buoyed by oil's drop below $120 a barrel and a better-than-expected report on the services sector.

  • Stocks Jump After Service-Sector Report Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    Stocks jumped after a report showed a better-than-expected improvement in the service sector last month.  The market had already been buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence that the Federal Reserve won't deliver any surprise surprise rate moves.

  • Futures Gain on Oil Drop; Energy Shares Slip Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a solid rise at the start of trading Tuesday, with sentiment buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence the Federal Reserve won't surprise the Street with any rate moves at its afternoon meeting.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    In the spirit of the Beijing Olympics set to begin on Friday, we thought it would be fun to apply a CNBC twist to the summer games.  Which World Market Index is poised to win the gold?

  • US Fraud Lawsuit Against UBS Dismissed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    A lawsuit against UBS alleging that the Swiss bank engaged in fraud related to holdings of a fund in loss-making company Endwave was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge, court documents showed.

  • JP Morgan Discusses Breakup of UK's HBOS: Report Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 4:47 AM ET

    U.S. investment bank JP Morgan has held talks with potential partners about forming a consortium to break up British bank HBOS, the UK's Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.

  • Scrapping Your Car? Move to San Francisco Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 3:41 AM ET
    San Francisco

    San Francisco, New York and Boston are the United States' most walkable cities, according to new rankings from a Web site that evaluates how easy it is to live in the nation's cities and neighborhoods without a car.

  • US Heads for Recession, but Europe Fares Better: Fitch Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    The United States is heading for recession despite modest growth in the first half of the year, but strength in Germany is keeping European growth prospects a bit brighter, Fitch Ratings said on Thursday.

  • Top Global Agriculture Picks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    In a time of rising food prices, investors should have agricultural stocks in their portfolios, Victor Badin, fund manager at Global Cap, said.

  • Dow Will Sink Below 10,000: Strategist Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Investors should ignore recent signs of strength and face up to the fact that we will face a prolonged bear market, John carter, president of Trade The Markets, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • US IPOs Have Weakest Quarter Since 2003 Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    The market for initial public offerings in the United States suffered its worst quarter since the third quarter of 2003, as canceled IPOs easily outpaced the number of new offerings, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data.

  • Massachusetts Regulator Charges UBS with Fraud Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Massachusetts authorities sued two subsidiaries of Swiss bank UBS Thursday, charging they misled investors about how safe auction rate securities were.

  • California Unveils Major Plan to Slash Emissions Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:57 AM ET
    Los Angeles, California

    California on Thursday took a major step forward on its global warming fight by unveiling an ambitious plan for clean cars, renewable energy and stringent caps on big polluting industries.

  • InBev Tell Anheuser-Busch Time 'Of the Essence' Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    InBev Wednesday told its takeover target Anheuser-Busch that it has lined up financing for a deal and reminded the U.S. brewer that "time is of the essence".

  • Russian Tycoon Buys Stakes in Western Banks: Paper Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 5:01 AM ET

    Bank shares rose on Wednesday after a report that Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov is buying stakes in major Western banks and wants other tycoons to join him.

  • Paulson Committed to Dollar as Reserve Currency Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 5:35 AM ET
    Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday defended the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency and said its recent decline was only a small factor behind a surge in oil prices.

  • Toyota Set to Cut US Sales Forecast: FT Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 3:43 AM ET

    Toyota Motor is considering downgrading its U.S. sales forecast to account for a worsening outlook for pick-up trucks and other big vehicles, the Financial Times newspaper said on Monday.

  • Stocks Higher for Week But Mixed for Month Friday, 30 May 2008 | 2:28 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher, led by technology shares, ending the a holiday-shortened week in the positive.

  • Dell Boosts Tech, But Oil Weighs on Dow Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks moved higher on positive earnings in technology and a report that inflation appeared to be moderating.