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  • See Ya, Santa Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    Over the past few days, the markets have been weighed down by weak economic data, downbeat corporate earnings forecasts, and concerns that many financial firms may post large quarterly losses in the upcoming weeks. Now at its lowest level since December 1, the Dow is down for its sixth straight session – its longest losing streak since the beginning of October.

  • Retail Numbers:  Breakdown by Category Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    The latest retail sales numbers showed a sixth consecutive month of contraction.  Sales fell 2.7% in December and November sales were revised downward to a drop of 2.1%.  Here is a breakdown of where sales were falling as well as which categories actually saw increases.

  • Dow Falls for 5th Day Amid Earnings Gloom Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Tuesday as tech and oil stocks were buoyed by bargain hunting, but the undercurrent of earnings worry took down the Dow.

  • Stocks Are Mixed as Techs, Oils Gain Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Tuesday, paring some gains, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq remained higher.

  • Alcoa, Citi Hit Futures; Bernanke Helps Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Jitters about dismal corporate earnings were confirmed after the bell Monday, when Alcoa kicked off the reporting season with a wider-than-expected loss, sending stock index futures lower Tuesday morning.

  • Top 10 Stocks for Each of the Top Performing Sectors Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 8:14 AM ET

    As investors brace for a dismal earnings season coming out of a turbulent fourth quarter in 2008, here is a look at the best and worst performing sectors so far in 2009.

  • Detroit Auto Show Stocks Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Tanking sales and gloom hang over Detroit as its annual auto show begins this week.  Maybe the worst is behind it, as GM and Ford are up 26% and 15% YTD respectively.

  • Dow Logs Worst Week Since Late November Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 1/09 Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Despite of the Dow crossing over 9,000 on Tuesday, the markets all settled down about 4% or greater for the week. Crude oil dipped below $40 per barrel for the first time in 2009 following the weak jobs report.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply as Jobless Rate Soars Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Dow Retreats After Quick Jobs-Relief Pop Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Jobs Report Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    The Dow turned higher after the December jobs report came in as expected, that is to say that more than half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 524,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.2%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since January 1993.  The November payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 584,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Stocks Pare Losses, Helped by Microsoft Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Wal-Mart Hits Stocks; Microsoft Boosts Tech Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Weak Wal-Mart Sales Send Futures Lower Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Expect Dow 11,000 on 'Obama Bounce': Investor Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 8:52 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally to 11,000 in the short term as optimism over incoming President Barack Obama boosts investors’ confidence, Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, told CNBC.

  • Dow Drops 245 as Profit Warnings Rattle Market Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks logged their worst loss in about a month Wednesday amid some dismal predictions on the jobs front and as profit warnings started to roll in.

  • Dow Sheds Over 200, Led by Alcoa, Intel Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday amid more dismal news on the employment front as Alcoa announced huge job cuts and Intel slashed its revenue forecast.