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  • For the week ending Friday, August 1, 2008, the markets finished relatively flat after a turbulent week that saw 4 straight days of triple-digit moves on the Dow.  An early rally was dampened by weak economic data including weaker-than-expected GDP numbers and a rise in the unemployment rate. 

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:09 PM ET

    The jobs data is the make or break number for markets Friday. The monthly data, reported at 8:30 a.m., is expected to show a decline of 75,000 non-farm payrolls and an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

  • Quick Market Stats: July 2008 Wrap Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    On a down day for the markets and with the exception of the S&P 500, the month of July finished with the major US indices showing modest gains.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Oil inventory data could be as much a factor for stocks as energy markets Wednesday, if the seesaw trade between the two markets continues.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    Oil inventory data could be as much a factor for stocks as energy markets Wednesday, if the seesaw trade between the two markets continues.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:33 PM ET

    Tuesday has all the makings of another choppy session with little economic data but more fretting about the financial sector and plenty of earnings news.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Like a sailing ship waiting for the wind to shift, the stock market could drift as it focuses on oil, economic data and earnings reports in the week ahead.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 25, 2008, the markets closed mixed for the week, on negative housing data, and mixed earnings results.  An early rally in financial and airlines stocks, supported by the continued slide in oil prices, was quickly wiped away by ongoing uncertainty in the economy. The Dow dropped more than 280 points on Thursday, marking the worst one day point drop in over a month. However, Friday saw a slight rebound on strong durable goods and a bounce back in consumer sentiment.  Only the Nasdaq finished slightly up 1.2% for the week.  The Dow and S&P finished down 1.09% and 0.23%, respectively.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week of 7/21 Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    On a heavy earnings week with over 30% of the S&P 500 reporting, the markets end the week mixed on positive economic data and a decline in oil prices to an almost two-month low.  The Dow and S&P are both down for the week while the NASDAQ ends the week up about 1.2%. 

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:48 PM ET

    Stocks go into Friday facing important manufacturing and housing data and, of course, more turbulence.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Oil's move to a six-week low has been cheering the stock market, but the question is for how long?

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are casting a wary eye on oil and, lacking any dramatic events, earnings news could steer the market.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 18, 2008, the U.S. markets saw extreme volatility yet settled higher on better-than-expected earnings results, a pullback in crude oil, and an indication that the Fed will hold interest rates steady.  Nonetheless, the Dow had its best week since April 18 and its best 3-day percent gain since March 2003 even after closing below 11,000 for the first time since July 2006. 

  • Quick Market Stats: Week of 7/14 Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    Volatility reigned as the Dow closed below 11,000 for the first time since July, 2006 on Tuesday, followed by a market rally and the biggest 3-day gain of the Dow since March, 2003.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 9:36 PM ET

    Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings report turned the tide ahead of the open.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Earnings from J.P. Morgan and some other big companies could sway the market's early direction, but traders are closely watching oil to see if it will make or break the upswing in stocks.

  • CPI: Where Costs are Rising Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Today's CPI data follows yesterday's disappointing PPI.  The 1.1% rise in the month of June is the biggest one month rise since September 2005 and the biggest year over year increase since 1991.  Here is a break down of where costs are rising the most.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    Oil's move could be a key trend in Wednesday's markets, as traders watch more Fed testimony, a bunch of earnings reports and another helping of inflation data.

  • PPI and Retail Sales Disappoint, Weigh on Markets Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    With the Dow at levels not seen since July 2006, today's weak economic data is weighing further on the markets.