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  • Fed Statement: Traders Happy (Mostly) Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

    The one upgrade from the FOMC statement came on the economy: "economic activity is leveling out" is definitely a bit more positive than "the pace of economic contraction is slowing," which was the statement from the June 24th meeting.

  • Stocks Rally as Home Sales, Prices Rise Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 1:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales — and home prices — have started to rise.

  • Futures Eke Up Pre-Fed; Toll Shares Surge Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for the U.S. stock market Wednesday, following the previous day's losses of roughly 1 percent, ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers' issuance of their latest economic pronouncements at about 2:15 p.m. New York time.

  • Stocks Slide 1% as Banks Drag; CIT Skids Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

  • Dow Down 100 Points; Banks Stocks Skid Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

  • Stocks Slide as Fed Starts 2-Day Meeting Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction.

  • Futures Point to Flat Open as Fed Meets Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for the U.S. stock market Tuesday, following modest losses the previous day, as Federal Reserve Policymakers begin a two-day meeting in Washington.

  • US Government Bonds 'Very Problematic': Strategist Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Government bonds are a "very problematic" investment right now because of a large number of issuances and because they have been pushed down by the latest rally in stocks, Uwe Parpart, chief economist and strategist at Asia Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC Monday.

  • A better-than-expected jobs report fueled hopes of an economic recovery and provided solid footing for the recent market run-up. Are we about to blast higher?

  • Stocks End Lower; S&P Holds Above 1,000 Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday, despite a late attempt at a recovery, as disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G, fueled concerns about the economic recovery.

  • Stocks Fall After Jobs Miss; Banks Rise Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 1:06 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Stocks Slide After Service-Sector Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Futures Waver After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise Wednesday, despite a drop in shares for Dow component Procter & Gamble and a sharp rise in planned layoffs for July.

  • Stocks Gain; S&P Holds Above 1,000 Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat Tuesday as investors took a breather after Monday's blockbuster rally.

  • Stocks Push Higher After Home Sales Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to stay in positive territory for any length of time Tuesday as profit-taking after Monday's blockbuster rally overshadowed a fifth-straight rise in pending-home sales.

  • Stocks Claw Back After Pending-Home Sales Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a lower open Tuesday after a surprisingly sharp jump in pending-home sales.

  • Futures Indicate Pullback After Monday Rally Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Futures suggested stock would retreat Tuesday after a milestone session on Monday that sent the S&P over 1,000 for the first time since November.

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.