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  • Tale of Two Cities Struggling to Survive Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    As the cash-poor states across the US struggle to pay their bills, two cities within especially distressed states—California and Pennsylvania—are emblematic of just how tough closing budget gaps can be. Vallejo, Calif. is in bankruptcy and, across the country, Harrisburg, Pa., the state capital, is insolvent.

  • The Grass is Bluer on the Other Side Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Republican Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee member Paul Ryan spoke with Maria Bartiromo yesterday about the current economic crisis, and spoke frankly about how he feels Washington is running the country.

  • Europe Closes at Day's Lows Despite Euro Rally Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    Markets are a bit weaker as Europe has closed essentially at the lows of the day, despite a second day of rally in the euro. There is lots of talk that the poor economic data in the US in the last two weeks now makes Europe a more attractive investment opportunity...

  • Stocks Slide After Jobs, Factory Reports Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 12:27 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and factory orders.

  • Stocks Slide as Factory Orders Decline Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks turned firmly lower Friday after a disappointing report on factory orders. The market had wobbled at the start as investors digested the June jobs report.

  • In Stock Picking, It's Man Versus Machine Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    One big question all investors should be asking: If the market has become its own self-fulfilling prophecy, can this possibly have a happy ending?

  • Six in 60 Seconds: BJ's, Cisco and More... Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Six 'Safe' Stocks to Buy Now Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Stocks slid Friday on a weak factory order report, following Thursday's shaky start for the first day of the third quarter. Investors fearful of continuing volatility are searching for safe investments.

  • Crescenzi: The Flat Treasury Yield Curve Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 9:55 AM ET

    The flattening of the yield curve has been the worst kind, because it has been a “bull flattening,” which is a flattening that occurs amid a decline in market interest rates on both ends of the yield curve. In contrast, a “bear flattening” occurs amid an increase in market interest rates.

  • Weak Jobs Already Priced into Market? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    June nonfarm payrolls posted a decline of 125,000 jobs, slightly higher than expected, with an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. Private sector job growth up 83,000 was a bit below expectations. The stock market anticipated weaker numbers and trading all week reflected that sentiment. The market is trading at notably lower levels than two weeks ago.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Listen To The Markets Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    Ignore the Street and listen to the markets. The price action in the stocks is telling you more than any research report.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Gold to Hit $1,350 by Year-End: Expert Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 4:00 AM ET

    Gold prices are likely to end up higher by the end of the year, said Davis Hall, head of forex and precious metals private banking at Credit Agricole.

  • Jim Rogers Sees Bond Market Bubble Developing Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 3:35 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Bond markets are a bubble waiting to burst because the world economy is facing even worse problems after central banks flooded markets with cash to try to get out of the crisis, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • Unemployment line

    The June jobs report Friday could provide more fuel for bears, even as economists hold onto the view that the economy is not double-dipping.

  • Cramer on SEC: The Lifeguard Is Off Duty Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    If you’re expecting this regulatory body to protect you, think again.

  • When the Fundamentals Just Don’t Matter Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    Cramer lists the forces that can drive stocks in this ever more complicated market.

  • 4 MadMo Maxims for Portfolio Protection Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    Cramer teaches you how to protect yourself from yourself.

  • 2 Definite No-Nos for Every Investor Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:11 PM ET

    Whatever you do, Cramer says, avoid these common but costly mistakes.

  • Cramer’s Stock Market Survival School Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    A step-by-step guide for keeping your money as safe as possible during these trying times.