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  • Stocks End Off Lows, but Fed QE Hopes Fade Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still ended in negative territory Tuesday following the latest Fed meeting minutes that showed policymakers toned down the likelihood for further quantitative easing.

  • Futures Lower After S&P Hits Multi-Year High Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, as investors seemed to take a breather after the Dow and the S&P 500 touched multi-year highs in the previous session.

  • Last Call: 2 April Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.

  • Stocks Kick Off Second Quarter With Gains Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off the first trading day of the month and quarter with a modest gain, after better-than-expected manufacturing reports from U.S. and China helped calm renewed concerns over a recession in the euro zone.

  • How an Acquisition Fund Burnishes Reputations Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Most museum collections depend on the kindness of benefactors who donate only paintings they own or like. At a few lucky institutions, donors have established funds dedicated to new, and important, acquisitions.

  • How to Trade the British Pound's Rally Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Buckingham Palace

    The British pound has exhibited sterling performance lately. Here's one strategist's plan for its next move.

  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 7:17 PM ET
    Keith Olbermann

    Current TV said Friday afternoon it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor, Keith Olbermann, scarcely a year after he was hired to reboot the fledgling channel in his progressive political image.

  • Dow, S&P Post Best Quarter Since 1998 Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed in a quiet session Friday, but the Dow and S&P logged their best quarterly gain in almost 14 years. The Nasdaq posted its best quarterly performance since 1991.

  • Futures Higher on the Last Day of First Quarter Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher on the last trading day of the quarter, buoyed by a positive personal income and spending report and after the euro zone agreed to raise its bailout fund.

  • Sears Looking to Sell Land's End: Report Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    Lands' End

    In its bid to shave costs, Sears is reported to be shopping its Land’s End brand, but there’s a catch, the retailer wants to still sell Land’s End items in its stores.

  • Stocks End Lower on Global Fears; Banks Gain Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks eased off their worst levels but still finished lower Wednesday, led by materials and energy, amid worries over weakness overseas.

  • Futures Turn Flat After Durable Goods News Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned flat after durable goods orders rose less than expected, but still struggled to hold gains after more dovish talk from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Stocks End Lower, Led by Banks; Apple Gains Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks dipped into negative territory in the final hour of trading after trading flat for most of the session Tuesday as investors took a breather following a strong market rally fueled by comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Futures Remain Flat After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained little changed Tuesday after the Case-Shiller home price index and following a sharp rally that sent the S&P 500 to its best level in almost four years, after comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke who suggested more stimulus could be on the way to boost the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks End Sharply Higher After Bernanke Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks closed at session highs Monday, logging their best one-day rally in almost two weeks, boosted by Ben Bernanke's earlier comments that the Fed may continue its easy monetary policy if the jobs market continues to show signs of weakness. Stocks are on track to post their best quarter since 1998.

  • Futures Edge Higher on Bernanke Comments Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained Monday as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on the economy gave investors reason to believe interest rates will stay low and even showed signs that further quantitative easing from the central bank may be on the horizon.

  • Anger at Goldman Still Simmers Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 4:12 AM ET

    The Wall Street giant's handling of its clients has been a hot topic since the credit bubble burst, and testimony by a hedge fund manager in a lawsuit related to short-selling marks the latest area of focus, the NYTimes reports.

  • Dow, S&P Log Worst Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher Friday, but the Dow and S&P posted their worst weekly loss for the year after investors were rattled over slowdown fears in China and weak economic news from the euro zone.

  • As Young Lose Interest in Cars, GM Turns to MTV Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    GM Headquarters

    The goal is to solve one of the most vexing problems facing the car industry: Many young consumers today do not care that much about cars. The New York Times reports.

  • Futures Turn Lower, on Track for Worst Week Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures erased their early gains to turn lower Friday, set to track its worst weekly loss this year.