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  • Futures Add to Losses on Jobs Letdown Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 8:41 AM ET

    Stock index futures were indicating a lower open for Wall Street Thursday, in the first day of the third quarter, after both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted their biggest quarterly declines since the fourth quarter in 2008 during the April through June period.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Markets Sour Ahead of Jobs Report  Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 7:12 PM ET
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    Markets are looking ahead to Friday's June employment report, and there is little optimism the number will show anything more than a slight gain.

  • Dow Loses 10% in Q2; S&P Ends Below 1,040 Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended their worst quarter in over a year with a selloff Wednesday after a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S. Banks ended mostly lower. Ford jumped.

  • S&P's Negative 200-Day May Be Positive for Stocks Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 3:44 PM ET

    In Tuesday's market mayhem, the 200-day moving average on the S&P 500 turned negative for the first time since last year, an ill omen to some. However, Birinyi Associates took a look at the occurrences of the 200-day turning negative since 1945, and found that it's mostly preceded positive stock market moves in the next week, the next month, the next three months, and even the next year.

  • 10 Dogs of the S&P — The Second-Half Outlook Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

    The following list is ranked in order of the largest percentage declines. Read on to find out what has ailed these stocks — and what to expect from the biggest S&P 500 dogs of 2010 in the second half of the year.

  • SkyBridge Completes Acquisition of Citi Hedge Fund Unit Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    The managing partner of Skybridge Capital wants to 'mutualize' the hedge fund industry because of the lukewarm performance of in the industry.

  • Stocks Waver Amid Jobs Worries; Ford Jumps Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    Stocks oscillated Wednesday as investors juggled some encouraging bank news against a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S. Ford jumped.

  • Spain More Important Than Bank Stress Tests: O'Neill Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:28 AM ET

    European banks stress tests are not as important for investors as the need for Spain to calm down market jitters about its banks, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • Second Half Hinges on Wednesday China Data Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:22 AM ET

    If you want to see the first indication of how your second half stock investments are going to do, check these China numbers out tonight.

  • Boeing Headquarters

    When Argon ST, a defense contractor, was first for sale there was ample time for plenty of takeover stock investors to get involved on hopes that a knock-out bid would emerge for the company. Sure enough, it did.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Netflix, Astrazeneca and More... Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:02 AM ET

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Erase Some Gains Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors juggled some encouraging bank news from Europe against a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S.

  • Farrell: The Market is Screaming, Are You Listening? Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    With the two year Treasury bond trading below .6% at one point on Tuesday (a record low) and the 10 year Treasury below 3%...market is screaming the world economy is slowing, slowing, slowing.

  • Good News for Europe Banks Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 10:17 AM ET

    Stock futures dropped on ADP bummer report. Futures were up all morning on good news from Europe, but S&P futures dropped 6 points in seconds when the ADP said only 13,000 private sector jobs were created in June, well below expectations of about 60,000 jobs. We are expecting significantly more private sector gains from the nonfarm payroll report on Friday to offset the public sector census workers that are being laid off.

  • Busch: Krugman is Anti-Jobs Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    The only conclusion one can draw by reading NYT columnist Paul Krugman is that he is anti-economic and anti-job growth. No country has ever trade-sanctioned its way to prosperity.

  • Kaminsky's Call: 8 Stock Opportunities Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    At the end of the quarter, many portfolio managers look to wash their hands of losers and start anew. This is an opportunity for you. In spite of all our economic troubles, all of those stocks resting at 52-week lows are not as bad as their stock prices would suggest.

  • Futures Tumble After Weak Jobs Number Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:26 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set for a slightly lower opening Wednesday after the latest report on private-sector employment arrived much weaker than expected.

  • Mortgage application

    The long-term mortgage, which began as a Depression-era fix to keep Americans in their homes, may be out of step, given the current housing crisis.  “The 30-year mortgage is outdated," housing expert Robert J. Shiller told CNBC.

  • You're Trading Tear Gas as Well as Stocks: Asset Manager Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 6:28 AM ET
    Greek riot policemen clash with protestors in the center of Athens on May 5, 2010.

    The violence in recent Greek protests is not just confined to that country and investors should price in civil unrest brought on by austerity, Philippa Malmgren, president of Principalis Asset Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • NYSE trader

    Call it window 'undressing.' Stocks took a beating in the second quarter, and the final days are bringing out the worst.