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  • More Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Economy: Poll Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 4:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The hopeful mood that accompanied the start of President Obama's term has given way to deepening concern about the nation’s economic troubles, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Wed Preview: Pause in Carry Trades Could Boost Dollar Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 11:50 PM ET

    The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."

  • Friday Look Ahead: All eyes on MSFT, Bernanke Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:29 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: It's All About the Dollar Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 7:29 PM ET

    The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.

  • Stimulus Spending Has Saved One Million Jobs: Pelosi Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    Responding to criticism that the Obama administration's $787 billion in stimulus spending hasn't done enough to boost employment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the economy would be in much worse shape without it.

  • Is Worst of Job-Market Blues Over For Hardest Hit States? Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 12:48 PM ET
    Woman filing for unemployment

    Fewer states reported unemployment-rate increases in September than the previous four months, signaling a turning point may be near, according to a government report Wednesday.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.

  • Week Ahead: Earnings Could Keep the Bulls Running Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 8:42 PM ET

    About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.

  • Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.

  • "Dow 10,000 Again" hat

    Stocks opened lower on Thursday after the Dow closed above 10,000 on Wednesday for the first time since last October. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, said the 10,000 number is not that significant and offered his market outlook.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Bears Are Sheepish Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 9:02 PM ET

    The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.

  • NYSE traders

    Intel's earnings beat should help stocks Wednesday but focus will quickly shift to J.P. Morgan's report, ahead of the opening bell.

  • A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    The positive side of the weak greenback story should show up this week, as a parade of multinationals report earnings.

  • New England: Ahead Of The Curve Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    “We are not a speculative group of people. Instead [New Englanders] tend to be very conservative and don’t get into as much speculative behavior. That’s why prices didn’t drop as much."

  • Foreclosures: For The Handy And Brave Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:27 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    The growing inventory of distressed homes on the market may be sending shock waves through the economy, but it’s also giving investors a wider window of opportunity. Here's some dos and don'ts.

  • Turnover Among CEOs Drops For 7th Month This Year Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 10:10 AM ET

    Turnover among CEOs dropped 25 percent in September as compared to the same month a year prior, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas outplacement company.

  • Unemployment to Rise Through Most of 2010: Roubini Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 7:01 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    High unemployment and a lack of stimulus for private demand by countries like Japan and Germany could slow down the world recovery, famous bear Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.

  • A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    Uneven economic news is spooking stocks this October, but third quarter earnings could be one factor that helps keep the market's 7-month rally intact.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 263,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, the fewest losses since August last year but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983.  The August and July numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.