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  • Futures Slide Amid Renewed Euro Zone Fears Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures slid Monday after Germany's finance minister said a forthcoming summit would not yield a definitive solution to Europe's debt crisis and after the New York Fed report that said manufacturing in New York State contracted for the fifth straight month in October.

  • Stocks Log 10-Week High; Dow, Nasdaq Up for 2011 Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading to close at their highest levels Friday, with all three major indexes logging a 10-week high, amid optimism the euro zone would find a solution to its debt crisis.

  • “It’s still about confidence [at] the board and CEO level. Obviously, the challenge is in Europe, our own deficit issues, issues in China. All this stuff has created a macroeconomic environment that makes things a lot more difficult, and created a lot more uncertainty,” said Mark Shafir, co-head global M&A at Citigroup

  • Futures Extend Gains After Retail Sales Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Futures added to their gains Friday following a handful of positive economic news in addition to a strong earnings report from Google and continued optimism over the euro zone will find a solution to its debt crisis.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session; Banks Sag Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels in a volatile session Thursday, but still closed mixed as investors remained cautious following JPMorgan earnings and a tepid Chinese economic report.

  • Futures Slip on China Worries, JPMorgan Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures declined Thursday after JPMorgan Chase beat analyst expectations for profit but showed weakness internally that left traders unimpressed and followign news that Chinese trade data was weaker than expected.

  • Google-Akamai Deal? Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    On the eve of Google’s earnings, rumors abound about a possible deal for Google to take over Akamai.

  • Stocks Log Gain but End Off Highs; Vix Slips Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks lost steam in the final hour of trading Wednesday after a report that European banks may shrink to meet higher reserve targets and news that real Chinese copper demand may be lower than initially thought, but still finished higher amid optimism that Slovakian politicians reached an agreement to approve the EFSF expansion.

  • Hollywood Taps Videogames as Source of Inspiration Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:54 AM ET

    For the past dozen years or so, Hollywood has leaned on classic (and not so classic) TV shows as the source catalog for new films. As that trend comes to a close, studios are focusing more and more on the videogame industry.

  • Futures Gain Amid Hopes for Slovakia Deal Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 9:04 AM ET

    Futures gained Wednesday as investors shrugged off a disappointing start to earnings season after Alcoa missed forecasts and as Slovakia moved to reach a deal on expanding the EFSF rescue fund.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Tight Trading; Techs Gain Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after moving between small gains and losses Tuesday, as investors kept their focus on developments in the euro zone and ahead of Alcoa's results, which marks the beginning of third-quarter earnings season.

  • Futures Slide Ahead of Key Slovakia Vote Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Futures slipped Tuesday following a sharp rally in the previous session and as investors stayed cautious ahead of a key vote in Slovakia to expand the euro zone rescue fund.

  • Stocks End Near Session Highs, Dow Soars 300 Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks surged in the final minutes of trading to close at session highs Monday, led by banks, amid optimism that France and Germany's pledge would help resolve the euro zone debt crisis and rescue the region's struggling financials.

  • Futures Sharply Higher on Euro Zone Hopes Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Futures were sharply higher Monday, tracking gains in Europe where investors were encouraged by German and French promises to unveil new measures to combat the debt crisis in the region by the end of the month.

  • Stocks Close Day Lower But Gain for Week Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Despite a failed attempt at the end of Friday's session to close the week out on a positive note, stocks finished higher on some tepid signs of recovery for the US economy.

  • Futures Rebound After Monthly Jobs Report Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures rebounded, erasing their early losses Friday following a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls report.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally, Helped by Banks Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.

  • Futures Trim Gains Amid ECB Trichet's Speech Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.

  • Jobs Death Prompts Grief at Apple Stores Worldwide Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Apple

    Computer buffs and admirers of technology rushed to Apple shops from New York to Australia on Thursday to mourn Steve Jobs, praising him as a visionary who transformed the daily activities of countless millions.

  • Sony Secures Abu Dhabi Funds for EMI Bid Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:02 AM ET
    EMI

    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in before a deadline last night, people close to Citibank’s $3.5bn-$4bn auction said. The FT reports.

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