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  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain in Choppy Trading Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks squeezed out a small gain in thin, choppy trading Monday, erasing most of the session's earlier rally as traders were hesitant to fully jump in without any proper market conviction.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    High-frequency trading should not be broadly categorized as one strategy, Dick Grasso, the former chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Point to Strong Gains at Open Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Futures rose on Monday, helped by a gains in the European markets and after all three major averages logged their biggest four-week decline since Mar. 2009 in the previous week.

  • Stocks Log Worst 4-Week Drop Since Mar. 2009 Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.

  • Has Hewlett-Packard Made Itself a Takeover Target? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:44 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Technology companies typically don’t make the best targets for activist investors, given how quickly things can change in their business. And it’s hard to imagine anyone could mount a successful fight on a company with a $49 billion market value. But when it comes to Hewlett-Packard, all bets are off.

  • Futures Point to Weak Open; Gold Jumps Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Futures were off their worst levels Friday, but were still lower, pressured by losses in Asia and Europe and many investors concerned the world economy is on the brink of another recession.

  • Dow Ends Down 400, but Off Session Lows Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed off their worst levels Thursday, but were still down sharply, following a handful of disappointing economic news and over continuing worries over the stability of euro zone banks.

  • The Fast traders explain why they wouldn't buy H-P on the news it is acquiring a software company and spinning off its PC arm.

  • Futures Skid Amid Global Growth Worries Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures extended their sharp losses Thursday after a gloomy forecast on global growth, continuing worries about the European debt crisis and following news that jobless claims rose more than expected last week.

  • SEC Files Were Illegally Destroyed: Lawyer Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 1:26 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    An enforcement lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission says that the agency illegally destroyed files and documents related to thousands of early-stage investigations over the last 20 years, according to information released Wednesday by Congressional investigators, reported the New York Times.

  • Dow, S&P Finish Near Flat, Nasdaq Slides Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:29 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P closed near the flat line after toggling between small gains and losses for most of the afternoon in light volume trading Wednesday. The Nasdaq fell, however, as tech stocks dragged on the market.

  • China May Stop Buying Treasurys as Growth Slows: Roach Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    The weakness of the American consumer is having repercussions in China, which may stop buying more U.S. Treasurys as it focuses on internal consumption rather than exports, Stephen Roach told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Futures Stay Mixed After Producer Price Index Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    Futures remained mixed Wednesday after news core producer prices rose at their fastest pace in six months in July, but were buoyed by several positive earnings news from big retailers.

  • S&P Downgrades Google, Sees Risk From Motorola Buy Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgraded Google to sell from buy with a $500 price target Tuesday, because of the web company's planned $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Rally Amid Euro Zone Fears Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late-day comeback from session lows Tuesday after traders were disappointed by comments from Sarkozy and Merkel, but the gains were not enough for the market to finish in positive territory.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Industrial Production Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Futures tumbled Tuesday following a handful of economic reports in addition to news that German GDP growth slowed more than expected.

  • Stocks Cut Last Week's Losses, Log 3-Day Gain Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks logged their biggest three-day rally since Mar. 2009, fueled by a handful of M&A news and as investors shrugged off some disappointing economic reports. The major indexes wiped out all of last week's losses following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating.

  • As the three major U.S. stock indexes continue to rally following last week's stock roller-coaster ride, mergers and acquisitions will continue despite increased volatility, one analyst said.

  • Microsoft Might Be Next to Buy Device Maker: Analyst Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Microsoft might be in the market for a device maker after Google's buy of Motorola Mobility, said Travis McCourt, managing director at Morgan Keegan.

  • Estee Lauder

    Estee Lauder shares plunged after its forecast for the fiscal 2012 year fell way short of analysts' estimates. But given the language used by the make-up giant, investors shouldn't read too much into the guidance, or any such forecast given by any companies that count on the U.S. and Europe for the majority of their sales.

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