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  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures advanced Thursday, following the weekly jobless claims report that came in slightly better than expected, but investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Dow Posts 6-Day Decline as EU Worries Linger Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks ended off their worst levels Wednesday following news that Greece will receive another bailout payment, but still closed in negative territory amid lingering concerns over the rest of the euro zone.

  • Futures Tumble Amid Ongoing EU Concerns Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street Wednesday, tracking stocks in Europe lower with Spanish banks sharply down over fears that they will be forced to raise a further 35 billion euros ($45 billion) to cover losses on their property assets.

  • Futures Slump Amid Worries Over Greece Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the euro zone following elections in France and Greece over the weekend.

  • Stocks Off Lows, but Dow Logs 4-Day Decline Monday, 7 May 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed Monday, recovering from their session lows, as investors shrugged off worries over the eurozone's ability to handle its sovereign debt woes following France and Greece's elections.

  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is enacting a shareholder rights plan — or “poison pill” — to help it ward off an opportunistic takeover bid, even before an offer emerges.

  • Buy Broadcom On Weakness, Sell ARM Into Strength Monday, 7 May 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Broadcom

    When thinking of the smartphone and mobile device “ecosystem,” some of the first names that come to mind include Intel, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. However, one name that rarely ever gets mentioned and should be on the radar of value investors is Broadcom.

  • Futures Lower After European Elections Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pared some losses but were still lower Monday following elections in France and Greece over the weekend, which showed voter frustration at austerity.

  • S&P, Nasdaq Log Worst Week of 2012; Apple Falls Friday, 4 May 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks finished deeply in negative territory Friday, after the government reported that hiring slowed in April, fueling worries over the strength of the economic recovery. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly drop this year.

  • Duke Energy's Allen Steam Station in Belmont, North Carolina.

    Progress Energy shareholders are in the dark, at least for the moment, when it comes to the utility's proposed $13.7 billion mega-merger with Duke Energy.

  • Futures Slip After Weak Government Jobs Report Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures slipped Friday following a weaker-than-expected government employment report.

  • State Bonds in Jeopardy as Tobacco Cash Fades Friday, 4 May 2012 | 3:26 AM ET
    A lit cigarette in an ashtray, beside an open pack of cigarettes.

    Steady declines in smoking, a big win for public health, are creating problems for municipal bond investors.

  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    The London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest metal-trading platform, should be able to get an offer of at least a billion pounds ($1.6 billion), CEO Martin Abbott told CNBC.

  • NYSE Euronext and CME Kick Off Race to Buy LME Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of April Jobs Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks finished in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P falling below its key 1400 milestone, weighed down by a weak ISM non-manufacturing report and as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's government jobs data.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Thursday, boosted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • Stocks End Narrowly Mixed; Chesapeake Skids Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks recovered from an early decline to end narrowly mixed Wednesday, but worries over the weak ADP employment report kept investors on edge ahead of Friday's key jobs data.

  • Futures Extend Losses After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    US stock index futures added to losses Wednesday, following a rally that helped push the Dow to its best closing level in more than four years, after the ADP employment report showed a much weaker-than-expected increase in private payrolls in April.

  • Stocks Off Highs, but Dow Ends at 4-Year High Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains in the final hour of trading but still kicked off the first day of May on a positive note, with the Dow hitting its best closing high since December 2007, fueled by a better-than-expected manufacturing report.

  • Profit Flat Loss Sign

    Private-equity firm The Gores Group may hit the brakes on its $15 a share buyout of Pep Boys—Manny Moe & Jack, as the auto parts and repair giant slipped to a loss in the fourth quarter of 2011, and reported weaker-than-forecast preliminary first quarter earnings on Tuesday.

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