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  • Stocks Finished Mixed; Banks, Utilities Up Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    Wall Street struggled for direction Wednesday as traders remained unconvinced by Federal Reserve assurances that the biggest banks would be able to resist a sharp economic downturn.

  • Stocks to Continue Rise After Record Highs Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors built on Tuesday's rally, with banking stocks in the spotlight after the Federal Reserve announced that most U.S. banks had passed its stress tests, and gave an improved economic outlook.

  • Stocks Close Up Sharply On Economy, Banks Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
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    Stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, pushing the major averages to multi-year highs, on news of a stronger US economy and recovering banking sector.

  • Stock Futures Hold Gains After Retail Sales Report Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday, on positive investor sentiment ahead of the Fed’s latest statement on interest rates and the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks Close Quiet Day Mixed; Banks, VIX Down Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks opened modestly higher Monday as investors prepared for a Federal Reserve meeting later this week and a fresh round of debt auctions.

  • US Stocks to Open Mixed Ahead of Treasury Data Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 6:28 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Monday, ahead of the Treasury Department’s release of budget figures for February.

  • Stocks Rise; S&P, Nasdaq Log 4th Weekly Gains Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks eked out modest gains Friday, buoyed by a better-than-expected government jobs report, but still ended off their best levels following news of a "credit event" in Greece. Still, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq logged gains for a fourth consecutive week.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Strong Jobs Report Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned higher Friday following a better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report and amid relief that Greece secured enough debt swap commitments to avoid an immediate default.

  • Stocks End Higher on Optimism Over Greece Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Stocks logged a gain for the second session Thursday as investors were optimistic Greece will likely clear a key hurdle with private creditors to avoid a disorderly default and ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday.

  • Futures Hold Gains Amid Greek Deal Hopes Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures held their early gains Thursday, even after a gain in weekly jobless claims and as investors remained hopeful that Greece will complete its bond swap.

  • DNA molecule

    The promise of low-cost gene sequencing could lead to a new era of personalized medicine, yielding new approaches for treating cancers and other serious diseases. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Losing Streak; Apple Flat Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Economic News Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day drop this year, following a handful of better-than-expected economic news.

  • A Mirror Can Be a Dangerous Tool for Some CEOs Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    Powerful, visionary chiefs can create billion-dollar brands. Steven Jobs at Apple and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook are often-cited examples. But we’ve recently seen some illustrations in the takeover world of the dark side of the chief executive. Being powerful and visionary, or at least thinking you are, can lead corporate chieftains to great heights, but also to extreme narcissism. And the victims are often shareholders, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Log Biggest Drop in 2012 on Greek Woes Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, with the Dow posting its first triple-digit decline in 2012, fueled by fears over a Greek default and amid economic growth concerns.

  • Futures Tumble as Greece Worries Continue Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fell sharply Tuesday amid renewed concerns that Greece and its private bondholders would not meet the deadline to complete a debt swap and ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • Stocks End Off Lows, but Global Fears Remain Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks finished off their worst levels Monday but still ended in the red as renewed concerns over Greece and slowing growth in China overshadowed better-than-expected economic news in the U.S.

  • Futures Edge Lower Amid Global Concerns Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, following reports showing a slowdown in European private sector activity and after China lowered its growth target.

  • Stocks Slip; S&P, Nasdaq Log 3rd Weekly Gains Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks eased off their lows but still failed to close in positive territory Friday, as gains were limited following a robust rally in recent weeks and no major news on the economic front gave investors little reason to jump in.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

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