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  • Why I Can Still Find Optimism in This Story Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
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    I do believe that this great stock market rally over the past year — the S&P 500 is up 68 percent and economy-sensitive small-caps are up 95 percent — is in part telling us that political regime change is coming our way this November.

  • Stocks Tick Higher on Anniversary; Cisco Skids Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks tried to claw higher after a lower open Tuesday amid some profit taking on this one-year anniversary of the March 2009 lows.

  • Futures Point Down on March Lows Anniversary Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Stocks End Mixed; McDonald's, RIMM Gain Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 5:37 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday in tepid trading as investors took a breather after last week's rally. McDonald's and Research In Motion advanced.

  • Mortgage Principal Writedown Won't Save Housing Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 4:19 PM ET
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    Politicians want to keep borrowers in the homes because that's the compassionate thing to do. The big bad banks just want to cut their losses right? Well, maybe not.

  • Stocks Open Higher; McDonald's Leads Dow Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday but trading was tepid as investors took a breather after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Futures Flat After Jobs-Induced Rally Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Stocks Gain 2.3% for Week; Materials Lead Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    Stocks turned in their best performance since early January, up 1.5 percent for the week, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected.

  • Commentary: Should the United States Annex Haiti? Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 5:05 PM ET
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    In the weeks and months after the quake, some have begun to question whether the event opens new opportunities for restructuring of Haiti's government and economy, literally from the ground up.

  • What's Next?

    Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, while cheering stock investors, hasn't taken the threat of a double-dip recession off the table.

  • Sweet REIT Rewards Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Retail is flailing under job losses and consequent weak consumer spending, and rock-bottom priced housing is forcing rental rates down and vacancies up in the apartment sector. How could REITs in these sectors be performing so well?

  • Stocks Rally After Jobs Report; Apple Gains Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday amid relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Commodity and industrial stocks were among the biggest gainers. Large-cap techs were also strong.

  • Stocks Advance Amid Jobs-Report Relief Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday amid relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Commodity and industrial stocks were among the biggest gainers. Large-cap techs were also strong.

  • Bill Gross

    The slow-moving US economy could cause the Federal Reserve to renew liquidity programs set to expire this month, bond giant Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Futures Gain After Solid Jobs Report Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures inched higher ahead of a crucial report on nonfarm payrolls Friday, while stocks abroad also climbed.

  • Stocks End Higher; Disney Leads Dow Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a modest gain Thursday after some encouraging economic news ahead of tomorrow's jobs report. Consumer stocks were the day's top performers after upgrades on Disney and Coke and better-than-expected retail-sales reports.

  • Open sign in window

    While Washington debates how to help the country’s struggling small businesses, states and municipalities have stepped up with an array of initiatives to stanch closings and save jobs. The New York Times explains.

  • Stocks Rebound; Disney, Coke Lead Dow Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Thursday after a report showed an unexpected drop in pending-home sales. Stocks had opened higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and retail sales came in better than expected.

  • Don't Buy Realtors' Weather Excuse Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 12:02 PM ET
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    Today the National Association of Realtors reported an unexpected 7.6 percent monthly drop in its Pending Homes Sales Index in January.

  • Stocks Falter After Pending-Home Sales Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back Thursday after a report showed an unexpected drop in pending-home sales. Stocks had opened higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and retail sales came in better than expected.