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  • US Administration Mulls Regulator to Protect Consumers Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    The Obama administration, trying to crack down on abuses exposed by the financial crisis, is considering creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages, according to administration and industry officials.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 9:15 PM ET

    Stocks start Wednesday in what could be a low volume walk up to the three-day Memorial Day weekend. With the absence of much other news, traders this week have been looking over their shoulders at the credit markets, where a rush of new debt issuance is flashing positive signs for the economy.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:00 PM ET

    Wall Street's bears were trampled Monday, but traders say it's just a matter of time before they fight back. Once more, the market's disbelievers were proven wrong. Stocks raced 3% higher, as commodities rose, bonds sold off and the dollar and yen weakened.

  • We Need Smaller Banks Now Monday, 18 May 2009 | 1:26 PM ET

    Mega institutions (financial institutions and insurance companies come to mind) that become TOO BIG TO MANAGE are likely to become TOO BIG TO FAIL, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Could Be in for Choppy Seas Friday, 15 May 2009 | 8:09 PM ET
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    Traders expect the market to bump along with a downward bias while it establishes a new trading range, as a lack of economic news and earnings reports in the coming week leaves a news vacuum.

  • Stocks End Down Week With a Flop Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Government's Scary Grip on Economy Tightens: Welch Friday, 15 May 2009 | 8:19 AM ET

    The government has taken advantage of the economic crisis to get a tighter grip on the US economy, and this does not bode well for business, Jack Welch, former GE CEO and author of "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Friday.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 7:46 PM ET

    Options expirations and a few economic headlines are the big factors for stocks Friday. But also, like an economic weather vane, the financial stocks will point out the market's direction.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Techs Rise Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Why Is The White House Worrying About Executive Pay? Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    Of all the possible things that Congress and the Obama administration could waste their time fiddling with, why did they have to pick executive pay?

  • Stocks Open Higher as Techs Bounce Back Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Futures Retreat After Jobless, PPI Reports Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pointed lower after a pair of economic reports came in worse than expected. Wal-Mart Stores reported earnings in line with expectations.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    Wall Street's bears are currently behind the wheel, steering stocks lower down a bumpy road.Traders say the debate has been won, and the market has now set its course lower for the time being.

  • Stocks Shed Over 2% as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Futures Slip Before Retail Sales; Banks Lower Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • Retail Sales, Geithner and Which Way the Dollar Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 7:47 PM ET
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    Good news from Intel will compete with fresh economic data and a speech by the Treasury secretary for investors' attention ahead of the opening Wednesday. Retail sales and import prices for April, plus business inventories data for March are also due.

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