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  • Dow Breaks 9,900 After Fed Statement Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    Stocks advanced after the Federal Reserve delivered one of its most optimistic statements in the past few years. The Dow more than doubled its gains after the announcement, sending the blue-chip index through 9,900 for the first time since last fall.

  • Stocks Advance After Treasury Auction Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 1:13 PM ET

    Stocks bounced around at the open Wednesday as the dollar slipped and investors remained a little jittery ahead of the Fed statement.

  • Futures Edge Up Before Fed Statement Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:53 AM ET

    The new day opens with the Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq coming off fresh 2009 closing highs, with investors now squarely focused on 2:15 pm ET this afternoon.  That's when the Fed's Open Market Committee issues its latest statement on interest rates and the economy.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place.  The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark. 

  • Chartology - Outlook For Next Week Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Technical analysis shows stocks breaking out but the fundamentals are still giving investors pause.

  • Quadruple Witch - Not so Scary Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 8:46 AM ET
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    Today is a quadruple-witch day. Quadruple-witching occurs on the 3rd Friday of every quarter when index futures, index options, stock options and stock futures expire on the same day.  Here is a look at how quadruple-witches have affected the markets.

  • Green Energy:  World's Largest Wind Farm Goes Online Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 4:04 PM ET
    Dong Energy wind turbine

    The world’s largest offshore wind farm was launched into full motion today in Denmark as green energy initiatives continue to gain momentum around the globe.

  • Tech: First Sector to Reach Pre-Lehman Levels Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 1:30 PM ET
    Telecommunications images, cell phones, high tech devices, mobile technology

    Technology became the first of the ten S&P 500 sectors to recover all of its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy one year ago.

  • New Highs Abound, Small Caps Rally Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    The markets continued to inch up yesterday, posting gains for the seventh time in 8 days and are looking up again this morning on the open.  While the Dow and S&P have mostly been up fractionally on those days over the past couple of weeks – string together those smaller gains, and notice they have rallied a notable 4% and 6%, respectively, since September 2.

  • AIG: 1 Year After its Bailout Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 9:09 AM ET

    One year ago today, "too big to fail" became a key topic of debate.  As the markets were already digesting the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the insolvency of Bear Stearns, Bank of America's buyout of Merrill Lynch, and the government takeover of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the possibilities that no company was safe or too big to fail was on investors panic stricken minds.  When AIG received its first installment of bailout funds, failure was no longer an option.

  • S&P 500 Winners & Losers Since Lehman's Fall Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 2:35 PM ET

    Since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy one year ago, a screen of the S&P 500  reveals that 82% of its components remain in the red to date.

  • So Far, NYSE Volume Light for September Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    Today is the midpoint for September and so far it is not as volatile as Septembers past.  The Dow is up just over 1%, the S&P is up ~2.5% and the NASDAQ is up over 4% month-to-date.  Here is a look at NYSE trading volume averages from the past three years.

  • Stocks and Indices One Year After Lehman Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch.  Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.

  • New Capital Rules May Pressure Bank Profits Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 2:20 AM ET

    A year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, one thing is clear: banks' ability to make quick money will take a hit, as shell-shocked regulators impose tighter rules on them.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 6:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks broke their five-day winning streak on Friday, as a pullback in oil prices led investors to take profits ahead of the weeking; however, all indices posted gains of nearly two percent or more for the week.

  • Ex-Lehmanites Find Much Fault, Little Closure Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 10:15 AM ET
    Lynn Gray

    One year after Lehman Brothers’ failure, former employees remain haunted and confounded by the event. “It wasn't Lehman's employees who failed; it was the leadership,” says one ex- senior manager.

  • Remembering 9/11 Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 9:00 AM ET

    As I drove up the NJ Turnpike this morning, I could not help but to look over at the Manhattan skyline and reflect on a similar drive 8 years ago today and how things have changed since then.  For the markets, the Dow closed yesterday at 9627, almost exactly where it was on Sept. 10, 2001.

  • M&A Activity on the Rise? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Is M&A back on the the rise?  The attention grabbing news of potential deals between Disney and Marvel Entertainment last week and now between Kraft Foods and Cadbury might make you think so.  Here are what the numbers show:

  • Summer's Over, Now What? Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been down on the week after Labor Day and continued to downtrend from Labor Day to Thanksgiving.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

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