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  • Stocks May Retest Bottom: So Let the Buying Begin Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Wall Street Trader

    Whether it's Friday's jobs report or some other bad news, the stock market is likely to retest the November lows. But pros say look past the bottom and start buying.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed Amid Earnings Gloom Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:31 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. Clorox, Time Warner Cable and Fidelity National Financial were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • New Restrictions On Executive Compensation Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    President Obama launched a campaign to rein in corporate compensation with rules limiting executive pay. Below are the new rules and restrictions on executive compensation issued by the Treasury Department.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    President Obama kicks off a campaign to rein in corporate compensation with rules limiting executive pay to $500,000 a year for companies getting taxpayer bailout funds in the future.

  • The Losers (And A Few Winners) In Dismal Auto Sales Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 8:43 AM ET
    Auto Sales Drop

    When auto sales plunge 37%, it may seem like I'm piling on pointing out the auto makers who really struggled during the worst month for the industry in 27 years.

  • Futures Fall; Earnings, Bailout in Focus Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 8:03 AM ET

    US stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Wednesday, as investors waited for the next round of earnings and hoped for more details on the government’s stimulus package.

  • Pros Say: Executive Pay Caps are Bad Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 6:43 AM ET

    Top executives at companies taking government money from the TARP will likely see their pay slips capped at $500,000 under a new initiative to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama. But one analyst told CNBC that the move could have a negative effect.  

  • TARP Executive Compensation Limits Set at $500,000 Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    Senior executives for companies receiving TARP money will be limited to annual salaries of $500,000 under executive compensation caps to be announced Wednesday by President Obama.

  • Obama Officials Struggle Over 'Bad Bank' Plan Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    The Obama administration is still struggling with the details of a bad bank concept that is expected to be part of a package of industry and consumer measures to be unveiled next week.

  • Disney Shares Drop as Earnings Miss Expectations Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:02 PM ET
    Disney

    Walt Disney shares fell steeply in late trading as the company reported a profit that was lower than last year and badly missed analysts' expectations.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Merck Soars Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as an earnings beat from Merck and better-than-expected housing report gave the market a boost.

  • Is Anyone Out There Still Buying Cars & Trucks? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    All right, before you fire off an e-mail to me and tell me to "get a clue" because tens of thousands of people did buy a new car or truck last month, take a deep breath. Exhale.

  • California Struggles to Cover Delayed Payments Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    Financial institutions in California are offering short-term help to customers not getting paid by the state. The state is holding back $3.3 billion in payments, including nearly $2 billion in income tax refunds, as it deals with a cash crisis and no budget solution.

  • Ford

    Ford reported January sales dropped 42 percent, which is far worse than the estimate on Wall Street of a decline of 31 percent. On the surface, this would appear to support concerns that the auto market has not stabilized. I'm not sure that is a fair conclusion. Here's why.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Another day, another round of corporate layoffs.  Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday

  • Stocks Yo-Yo Amid Home-Sales Revival Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks had a topsy-turvy morning as investors digested a revival in pending-home sales and an earnings beat from Merck against some gloomy news out of the tech sector.

  • Crescenzi: Seeing Better Days Ahead Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    If the news flow turns, so will perceptions about the economy and the behavior of the financial markets, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Busch: Global Actions to Stem the Tide Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 10:35 AM ET

    As the global economy continues to drastically shrink, nations are aggressively pursuing policies to ease monetary conditions, stimulate the economy, and generate liquidity for their banking systems, says Andrew Busch.

  • January Auto Sales: Expect Cold Numbers Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    Auto Sales Drop

    Strange as it sounds, January auto sales could wind up being worse than the dismal numbers we saw in December. While that may lead some people to think the auto market and consumer are getting weaker, the reality could be far different.

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