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  • Tech Stocks Gain; Exxon Slides Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The Dow industrials tilted higher Thursday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing activity. The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Exxon Drags on Dow; Techs Advance Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Dow industrials wobbled Thursday as a rise in jobless claims rattled a few cages ahead of tomorrow's jobs report and ExxonMobil's $10.9 billion quarterly profit was -- wait for it -- a disappointment.  The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Jobless Claims Jump, but Consumer Spending Up Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    The number of workers applying for jobless benefits surged last week, but personal spending in March was stronger than expected, government data  showed.

  • Fed Kills Rally but Dow Snaps Losing Streak Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished slightly lower Wednesday as another rate cut and no indication from the Federal Reserve that it plans to stop anytime soon killed an earlier rally.

  • Analysis: The Fed's Baby Punch Bowl Steps Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 3:46 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    There are a lot of ways to describe what the Fed did today: it took the rate-cut punch bowl off the dining room table, but didn't pour out the punch. It took a baby-step towards neutral, not a grown-up step. That means it preserved the ability to cut if it needs to.

  • Stocks Pop After Fed Rate Cut, Then Fizzle Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Rate Cuts May Not End As Soon As Wall Street Thinks Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    “The news on the economy is going to be pretty much unrelentingly bad in the next few months,” says one economist, who thinks the Fed may keep cutting after today.

  • TEXT: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The full statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its meetings held from April 29-30 on interest rate policy.

  • Fed Leaves Markets Divided Over Further Rate Cuts Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 2:17 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve trimmed interest rates to 2% but  left markets guessing about whether further cuts would be needed.

  • GM, P&G Lead Rally Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • I went up to Capitol Hill this morning because about 1,200 members of the National Association of Home Builders are taking their annual day of action up here. It couldn't be more timely, as several bills are working their way through Congress to help builders and borrowers alike and to right the housing market.

  • Are We In a Recession Yet? Technically No, But... Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Even though the economy continued to grow in the first quarter, many economists believe we're already in a recession.

  • Stocks Rise as Oil Recedes; GM Jumps Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Rate Cuts May Not End As Soon as Wall Street Thinks Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders at the NY Stock Exchange

    “The news on the economy is going to be pretty much unrelentingly bad in the next few months,” says one economist, who adds there’s good chance the Fed will keep cutting rates after Wednesday's meeting.

  • Economy Still Grew During 1st Quarter, But Just Barely Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:01 AM ET

    The bruised economy limped through the first quarter of this year at only 0.6 percent as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.

  • Playing a Fed Cut: Past Winners Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 7:26 AM ET

    With Fed Fund Futures indicating an ~80% probability that the Fed will cut rates 25 basis points today, here are the stocks that faired best on each of the last three rate cut days.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Slows, Economic Sentiment Sags Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 5:14 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation slowed more than expected in April, an early estimate showed, but economic sentiment also deteriorated faster than forecast, pointing to slowing economic growth.

  • Biggest Day for the Economy Ever Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    Wednesday holds the first-quarter GDP report as well as the Fed's interest rate decision. Find out what to expect from both.

  • Tech Gains Boost Nasdaq; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed in thin trading Tuesday as the tide turned in technology's favor. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection.

  • Stocks Turn Higher; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday despite concerns about interest rates ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded.