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  • 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.

  • Futures Edge Lower, Oil Prices Slide Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Friday as investors took profits on Thursday's gains fueled by mostly positive economic data.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their modest gains Thursday, after jobless claims declined in the previous week to hold near four-year lows.

  • S&P 500 Logs Best Start to Year Since 1991 Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed in the red Wednesday as Bernanke dashed hopes for further monetary stimulus during his speech to Congress on the economy. Still the S&P logged its best February since 1998 and the Nasdaq briefly topped 3,000 in intraday trading for the first time since December 2000.

  • A Record Buyout Turns Sour for Investors Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
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    A $45 billion buyout in 2007 of the Texas utility Energy Future Holdings has hurt investors because of declining natural gas prices, the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Higher After GDP News, ECB Injection Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held gains Wednesday, following a better-than-expected GDP report and after European banks took up more than 500 billion euros in an effort to stabilize the region's financial system.

  • Dow Ends Above 13,000 for First Time Since 2008 Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    Stocks logged a gain Tuesday despite mixed economic reports, with the Dow finishing above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008 and the S&P closing at its best level in almost four years.

  • Futures Erase Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures erased their early gains to nudge into negative territory Tuesday following a handful of disappointing economic reports.

  • S&P Logs Best Close Since 2008; Dow Slips Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks abruptly turned mixed in the final seconds of trading Monday, with the Dow ending in negative territory, while the S&P 500 still managed to log its best close since June 2008. Still, the Dow and the S&P 500 are both on track to posting their best February since 1998.

  • Futures Lower Amid Renewed EU Concerns Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday, tracking losses in European shares, after the G20 told Europe over the weekend it must commit mor ecapital to fight the debt crisis before seeking more help.

  • S&P Posts Best Close Since June 2008 Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed in another lackluster session Friday as investors hesitated to remain long ahead of the weekend, but the major indexes still posted gains for the week with the S&P logging its best finish since June 2008.

  • Increased Merger Activity Expected This Year Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    The headwinds that plagued the merger and acquisition market in 2011 are turning into favorable tailwinds for this year.

  • Futures Gain Ahead of Economic Reports Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher Friday, looking to extend the previous session's gains, as investors waited for a handful of economic reports later this morning.

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