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  • As Lenders Hold Homes in Foreclosure, Sales Are Hurt Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:08 AM ET

    The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery, the New York Times reports.

  • Labelux Buys Jimmy Choo for $812 Million Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:13 AM ET

    Upscale British shoemaker and retailer Jimmy Choo was bought by luxury goods group Labelux from TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, the companies said on Sunday.

  • Why Glencore Is Unfazed by Commodities Rout Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 11:41 PM ET

    Given this type of market volatility, conventional wisdom would suggest this isn’t the best environment or time for a commodity company to raise capital through an initial public offering. Glencore though, doesn’t appear unduly concerned about the wild market moves.

  • Stocks End Lower for Third Straight Week Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended the day sharply lower amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and as retailers such as Gap offered a bleak earnings outlook.

  • Stocks Decline Before Close; Retail Falls Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks added to losses before the close amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and a weak earnings outlook offered by U.S. retailers.

  • Stocks Decline as Retailers Sink; Dollar Gains Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    The Dow fell at the open amid poor earnings outlooks delivered by retailers and in the absence of major economic news.

  • Barnes and Nobles

    The $17 a share bid from Liberty Media for Barnes and Noble may not be enough for a market that has sent shares of the bookseller well above it, but it is the only bid that’s emerged for the company since it put itself up for sale nine months ago and perhaps most importantly it includes the participation of Barnes and Noble’s founder and chairman Len Riggio.

  • Futures Fall After LinkedIn-Fueled Rise Friday, 20 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock futures fell ahead of the open Friday after Thursday's LinkedIn-fueled rise, with no major earnings or data releases on the horizon.

  • While governments have largely failed to lower debt and the consumer in many parts of the world remains highly leveraged, companies have been leading the way in repairing their balance sheets.

  • Stocks End Higher as LinkedIn Soars on Debut Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher despite mostly weak economic news and falling oil prices as LinkedIn became the first major U.S. social networking company to go public in a soaring debut.

  • Stocks Gain Before Close as LinkedIn Soars Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher amid weak economic news, falling oil prices, and a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.

  • Stocks Decline Slightly; Intel Skids Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower after several surprisingly weak economic reports and despite a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.

  • Futures Gain After Drop in Jobless Claims Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures slightly added to gains after news that jobless claims dropped more than expected gave investors some confidence in the economy's health.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Commodities Gain Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks ended near the highs of the session, reversing a three-day losing streak as commodity prices rebounded, and as the Federal Reserve gave no indication in its latest minutes that it plans to tighten monetary policy soon.

  • Stocks Rise Before Close, Led by Materials Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks rose in thin trading Wednesday after the release of Federal Reserve policy minutes outlining the central bank's thinking about how to tighten monetary policy when the time comes.

  • Stocks Gain; Energy Rises, Utilities Fall Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks traded slightly higher, led by energy and materials stocks, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes this afternoon.

  • Futures Trade Mixed Ahead of Open Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock futures signaled a higher open Wednesday after several down days, boosted by some positive earnings reports, and following markets higher in Europe and Asia.

  • Prepare for Surge in Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategist Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:50 AM ET

    Low levels of leverage, the availability of bank capital and improving business confidence should presage a renewed surge in corporate mergers and acquisitions, according to an equity strategist at HSBC.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Nasdaq Ekes Out Gain Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed and off the lows of the session, amid concerns over the U.S. economic recovery and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Stocks Fall, But Trade off Lows Before Close Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks slipped, led by the riskiest market segments, amid further evidence the economy is slowing down, and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

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