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  • Stocks Log 4-Day Loss, Dow Ends Below 13,000 Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

  • Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.

  • Comeback Brands Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Popular brands don’t always stay popular. Many fight to stay at the top of the heap, and it’s not uncommon for brands to spend their commercial lives persevering through bankruptcies, restructurings, and plain obsolescence.It’s also not unheard of for a brand to fall out of favor with consumers, get left for dead, but still return to the marketplace later on. Sometimes these brands have even managed to come back in better positions than they held before being written off. It’s rare, but it happe

    See the brands that defied conventional wisdom and came back after everyone counted them out.

  • Despite a dismal quarter for deal-making to start the year, signs point toward a ramp up in mergers and acquisitions over the rest of 2012.

  • Futures Pare Some Losses After Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • M&A Expected to Increase in 2012: Expert Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
  • Last Call: The Future Looks Bright For JPM Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:15 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Stocks Log Worst Drop in a Month, S&P Below 1400 Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from earlier losses Wednesday, but still ended in negative territory for a second day, fueled by disappointment over the Fed's latest minutes and ongoing worries over the euro zone.

  • Futures Remain Lower After Fed Disappoints Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday despite a better-than-expected ADP jobs report, as investors remained disappointed after the Fed suggested further monetary stimulus was unlikely.

  • Out of One Frying Pan, and Into Another Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
    Ahmass Fakahany, restaurateur and former Merrill Lynch executive.

    Former Merrill Lynch co-president Ahmass Fakahany is applying what he learned on Wall Street to his swiftly growing restaurant empire.

  • 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.

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