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  • With MF Global Money Still Missing, Suspicions Grow Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    A European market regulator is considering recommending a temporary ban on negative bets against stocks across the Continent in an effort to stop the tailspin in the markets, the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Economic Reports Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Futures edged into positive territory after cutting their early losses Thursday following a handful of better-than-expected housing and employment news, but gains were limited amid ongoing concerns over the euro zone.

  • Northern Rock Deal Shows Markets Healing: Ross Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 8:38 AM ET

    The sale of Northern Rock bank to a group led by vulture investors Wilbur Ross and Richard Branson is part of a market return to more rational behavior, Ross told CNBC.

  • Stocks Close Sharply Lower After Fitch Report Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 4:29 PM ET

    Stocks dropped heavily in the final hour of trading to finish sharply lower in thin trading Thursday following a report from Fitch on U.S. bank exposure to Europe.

  • Futures Tumble Amid Ongoing EU Worries Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    Futures extended their losses Wednesday, amid ongoing concerns over high borrowing costs for heavily-indebted euro zone countries.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain in Thin, Choppy Trading Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks came off their best levels but still logged a a gain in thin, choppy session Tuesday following reports that Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will meet Italy's President to form the nation's next new government and after a handful of better-than-expected economic reports.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Economic Reports Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    Futures shaved their losses Tuesday following a parade of better-than-expected economic news, but gains were limited amid ongoing worries over the euro zone crisis.

  • Stocks End Lower in Thin Trading on EU Fears Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels Monday, but still ended lower in extremely thin trading as investors remained nervous that the euro zone's debt problems may spread to other regions.

  • Futures Mixed as EU Developments Tracked Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street Monday following the resignation at the weekend of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the swearing in of former European Commissioner Mario Monti as Italian premier.

  • Stocks Log 2% Gain, Back in Black for 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply higher Friday, extending their gains for a second session, amid signs of stabilization in the euro zone and after a better-than-expected consumer report. All three major averages are now in positive territory for 2011.

  • Futures Gain Amid Progress in Italy, Greece Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Futures rose Friday as concerns over the euro zone eased amid expectations that long-standing issues in Greece and Italy could finally be tackled.

  • Stocks End Higher, but Euro Zone Fears Linger Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in thin, choppy trading Thurday as investors snapped up beaten-down sectors from the previous session's sharp selloff, but ongoing worries over the euro zone crisis limited gains.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Economic News Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    Futures rallied Thursday, attempting to rebound from its worst day in almost three months as Italian bond yields eased and following a handful of better-than-expected economic reports.

  • Google’s Chief Works to Trim a Bloated Ship Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 8:06 AM ET
    Google co-founder Larry Page looks on during a product launch in February at the eBay headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, so hates wasting time at meetings that he once dumped his secretary to avoid being scheduled for them. He does not much like e-mail either—even his own Gmail—saying the tedious back-and-forth takes too long to solve problems., the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Down Over 3% on Euro Zone Fears Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks plunged sharply to log their worst day in six weeks Wednesday as investors were rattled by fears over the euro zone crisis.

  • Eddie Murphy Drops Out of Oscars Telecast Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 2:23 PM ET
    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy is dropping out as the host of the Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the show’s producer Brett Ratner stepped aside amid a storm of criticism over his use of an anti-gay slur over the weekend, the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Plummet Amid Italian Debt Worries Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Futures declined sharply Wednesday as a spike in Italian bond yields to a euro era record spooked investors and amid uncertainty whether a new government in Italy can tackle the nation's debt crisis.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Wednesday as investors still watched Europe with caution after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced he would step down once a series of austerity measures had been put in place.

  • Stocks End Near Highs as Berlusconi to Resign Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session highs in thin, volatile trading Tuesday, boosted by news Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resign after the parliament passes economic reforms demanded by the EU.

  • Behind the Woes at HP, Wall St. Banks Lurk Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard

    How much would you pay for advice that turned out to be questionable? Would about $81 million sound unreasonable?

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