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  • Dow Down Over 100 as Consumer Mood Sours Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks skidded at the open Friday as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs. They slid further — with the Dow down 100 points — after a report showed a surprise drop in consumer sentiment.

  • Stocks, Gold Are Crowded Trades: Hugh Hendry Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks and gold are crowded markets and there is a risk that everybody will want to exit at the same time, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at Eclectica, told CNBC Friday.

  • Futures Lower; GE Revenue Misses Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 6:58 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Friday, as mixed earnings from General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • Dow Ends at Highest in a Year as Oil Tops $77 Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point  gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Earnings Disappointment Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

    Traders applied the brakes Thursday, a day after the Dow topped 10,000, as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup proved no match for Wall Street's inflated earnings expectations.

  • Las Vegas Lunacy: Part 2 Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    It seems I touched a few nerves out there with my story of Katie and her search for a good deal in the Las Vegas real estate market. I thought, given today's foreclosure numbers, that I might address a few of the many many responses I received to the blog.

  • Dow Pares Losses After Philly Fed Report Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Thursday after a third straight positive Philly Fed reading — the first time that's happened in two years.  Stocks had opened lower after disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

  • Mortgage Rates Inch Up; 30-Year Still Below 5 Percent Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 10:11 AM ET
    Mortgage rates up

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.92 percent for the week ending October 15, 2009, up from last week when it averaged 4.87 percent, according to Freddie Mac. Last year at this time, the 30-year averaged 6.46 percent.

  • Futures Lower as Citi, Goldman Disappoint Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 7:28 AM ET

    After Wednesday's stellar market performance, stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Thursday as investors take a breather and evaluate their next move.

  • Consumers Show Signs of Life as Prices Stay Low Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 4:31 AM ET
    Credit Card Swipe

    One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.

  • Social Security to Make it Official: No COLA Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 4:19 AM ET
    Social security

    The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

  • Cramer Slaps Smack-Talking Kodiaks Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    You can’t believe a word they say.

  • Dow Closes Above 10,000, Led by Banks Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 5:37 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Wednesday and the Dow broke through 10,000 for the first time in over a year, fueled by strong earnings from JPMorgan and Intel.

  • Dow Rallies, Now Within 20 Points of 10,000 Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Wednesday, with the Dow homing in on 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.

  • Lunacy in Las Vegas Housing Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 11:15 AM ET
    Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

    Just when you think you've heard it all in today's housing market, along comes a story that takes all those statistics and all those monthly foreclosure reports and all that testimony to Congress and just drop kicks them all out the window.

  • Frederic Mishkin

    A prolonged period of tepid economic growth will negate any need for the Federal Reserve to raise rates well into the future, former central bank governor Frederic Mishkin told CNBC.

  • Futures Higher After Retail Sales Report Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a strong open Wednesday, with the Dow ready to make another run at 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.

  • 2,356%? Rates to Make a Loan Shark Blush Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 3:11 AM ET

    A combination of falling revenues, high debt and tougher lending standards by banks has pushed up dependence on alternative lenders in the UK.

  • You Need to Own Risk Assets: Doll Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 7:57 AM ET

    Risky assets will continue to outperform safer assets and investors should stick to bonds and quality stocks such as Johnson & Johnson, Intel and CSX, instead of Treasurys and cash, Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, told CNBC.

  • The Gold Surge Mystery Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 7:42 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    A lot has changed since the 1980s, but some things stay the same: we‘re back to breaching all-time highs for the price of bullion.