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  • Stocks Jump Over 1% Amid Relief After Auction Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Crude Prices Climb Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

  • Busch: End Game On Government Finances And Interest Rates Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:22 AM ET

    The point is that the $787 billion stimulus spending plan is creating major strains as it contributes to $3.25 trillion in debt issuance by the US government for this year. In turn, this is forcing up interest rates on the long end of the yield curve. Most importantly, these higher rates will be increasing the cost of interest to the US government and increasing the budget deficit.

  • Stocks Fall After Housing Report; GM Jumps Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday, after a higher open, as bleak report on new-home sales overshadowed any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

  • Stocks Rise as Jobless Claims Drop; GM Jumps Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims.

  • Futures Hold Gains as Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Futures held onto gains Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims. However, the gains were muted as Dow component P&G slashed its outlook.

  • Stocks Slide 2% Amid GM, Credit Worries Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday as rising bond yields on government debt raised concern that borrowing costs are going to start going up and tamp down the economic recovery.

  • GM Bondholder Deal Still A Hope: White House Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:38 PM ET
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    The Obama administration continues to try to facilitate a long-shot debt-reduction agreement with reluctant General Motors bondholders despite a bankruptcy deadline.

  • Stocks Slide as GM Drags; Techs Gain Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • GM Rattles the Market; Techs Gain Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Futures Mixed, Investors Hesitant Over GM Trouble Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 7:53 AM ET

    Futures pared earlier gains Wednesday to indicate a mixed open for Wall Street as optimism from the previous day's consumer confidence data dwindled and was replaced by anxiety about what looks like certain bankruptcy for General Motors.

  • Stocks Jump 2.4% as Confidence Soars Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • For UAW, It's Ratify Cuts or Lose It All Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    This is the day current and retired UAW members at General Motors have been fearing. In stark terms union members are finding out just how much their benefits, their jobs, and what they've come to expect will be changing as GM restructures either in or out of bankruptcy.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Confidence Soars Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Confidence Soars Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a lower open Tuesday as a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.  Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in housing prices showed no signs of letting up and there were reports of another missile launch by North Korea.

  • Busch: Fear: Gone But Not Forgotten Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Last week, the greenback was beat up especially hard after the Federal Reserve engaged in two US Treasury buybacks that showed a massive jump in interest to sell. This coincided with the warning from Moody's on the UK losing their AAA rating and Pimco's Bill Gross saying the US may be next.

  • Futures Fall After Long Weekend Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 6:40 AM ET

    After a long Memorial Day weekend, futures indicated a negative open for Wall Street Tuesday as reports that North Korea launched missiles caused alarm.

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    "It's a 'show me' period, but the expectation is that the data is going to disappoint, as it mostly has for the last few weeks," said Binky Chadha, chief U.S. strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • “We’re about to have a big problem,” one real estate expert told the New York Times.  “Foreclosures were bad last year? It’s going to get worse.”

  • Treasury IG: 'Inappropriate' Backdating at Thrifts Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 4:35 PM ET
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    The Treasury Department's watchdog has uncovered improper backdating of cash infusions at six thrifts including IndyMac, in an investigation that already has prompted the removal of the federal thrift agency's acting director.