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  • Stocks Gain for Week Amid Glimmers of Hope Friday, 1 May 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rocky session Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.

  • Unemployed Professionals Apply for 'Summer Jobs' Friday, 1 May 2009 | 3:39 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    This summer, the guy running the Tilt-A-Whirl at the beach might be a laid-off, middle-aged accountant instead of the usual bored teenager. And the towel boy at the pool might be from East Providence instead of Eastern Europe.

  • Stocks Wobble as Confidence Boost Fades Friday, 1 May 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Stocks had a wobbly start to the morning Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.

  • Susan Boyle Or Swine Flu: Which Describes Your Firm? Friday, 1 May 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
    Susan Boyle

    What do Susan Boyle and swine flu have in common? Clearly, both cases demonstrate that we're living in a world in which reputations can be made or broken in an instant, but there's more to them than that.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Confidence Soars Friday, 1 May 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Friday after economic reports showed consumer confidence soared to its highest level since before the fall downturn began and that manufacturing is showing signs of improvement.

  • Futures Higher But MasterCard Limits Gains Friday, 1 May 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for U.S. stocks Friday as investors shrugged off Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and decided to go against the 'sell in May and go away' mantra after April's successful performance.

  • Stocks End Flat but Gain Over 7% in April Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat for the day as news of a Chrysler bankruptcy filing quashed the day's gains, but logged solid gains for the month of April.

  • Credit-Card Bill Advances, But 'Cramdown' Fails Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    A credit card reform bill is progressing in Congress, while a bill to let homeowners use bankruptcy court as a an alternative to foreclosure appears unlikely to become law, sources say.

  • Is It a Job Hunt or a Spam Campaign? Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 1:10 PM ET

    I think it's a given that most people don't even glance at spam before deleting it. But are there times when this accepted practice can come back to bite us?

  • US Economy Could Recover Much Sooner Than Expected Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    You've heard all the gloom and doom. Now here's some good news: the economic recovery could happen much sooner—and be much stronger—than anyone thought possible.

  • Consumer Spending Falls In March As Income Slips Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:49 AM ET

    Consumer spending fell for the first time in three months while income growth slipped for a second straight month, indicating that the economy is still struggling to emerge from the recession.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Jobless Claims Fall Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as investors took heart from signs of recovery in the economy and the Federal Reserve's statement that the economic outlook was improving.

  • Bankruptcy Cramdown Bill Hits Senate Today Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) has managed to get a vote scheduled for his controversial plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, but  the bill's  chances of approval are slim.

  • A credit card reform bill is progressing in Congress, while a bill to let homeowners use bankruptcy court as a an alternative to foreclosure appears unlikely to become law, sources say.

  • Dow 10,000 By Year's End? Some Pros Think It's Possible Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:15 PM ET

    After months of doomsday scenarios, investors are now starting to look at stock market utopia. But some worry that the optimism could be setting Wall Street up for a fall.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:20 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Apr. 28-29 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Bankruptcy Mortgage Bill to Be Introduced in Senate Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) Thursday will take  so-called bankruptcy cramdown legislation to the floor, seeking a vote on the controversial proposal, say Congressional and industry sources.

  • GDP Down 6.1%, Reflecting Continuing Economic Woes Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    The  economy contracted at a steeper-than-expected pace in the first quarter, weighed down by sharp declines in exports and business inventories.

  • Web Extra: Effective Job Networking Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 4:58 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: When it comes to networking, the web is your friend, says Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor.

  • Consumers hoping that the worst of the recession is over may be setting themselves up for disappointment, a panel of economists said Tuesday.