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  • Futures Retreat After Jobless, PPI Reports Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pointed lower after a pair of economic reports came in worse than expected. Wal-Mart Stores reported earnings in line with expectations.

  • Stocks Shed Over 2% as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Futures Slip Before Retail Sales; Banks Lower Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • Market On Precipice, Will It Tumble? Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    Jittery investors are beside themselves over what’s next for stocks. Worries persist that the market lacks catalysts yet nobody wants to miss a move higher.

  • It appears the White House may be facing a serious clash – but this hot spot is nowhere near the Middle East.

  • Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer hasn’t learned a thing from his recent ordeals and has destroyed as much value as anybody else in America, Kenneth Langone, former director of the New York Stock Exchange, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Enron's Skilling Files Appeal for 2006 Conviction Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is appealing his 2006 conviction to the Supreme Court.  In a 50-page petition filed Monday afternoon, Skilling's attorneys argue the conviction should be overturned because he did not put his own interest above Enron's as the government claimed, and because the Houston jury that convicted him was prejudiced by "pervasive media coverage."

  • Fixing Wall Street Friday, 8 May 2009 | 6:13 PM ET

    Long term banks must change their behavior or they’ll be right back where they are now. And Stifel Financial CEO Ron Kruszewski has some ideas.

  • Businessman

    As the government pours billions of dollars into the struggling U.S. banking system, it's  apparently coming up with another type of rescue—jobs for financial professionals..

  • Over the past month or so the financial sector has surged about 35% higher. Did the stress tests end the financial crisis?

  • Taxing Those With Insurance to Pay for Those Without Friday, 8 May 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    It is an alluring way to pay for the ambitious plan to expand health coverage to the nearly 50 million people who are now uninsured. Simply put, the government would tax the people who already have the most expensive health benefits, as provided by their employers.

  • Resignation Stuns The Street Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 6:27 PM ET

    While sifting through the results of the stress tests, the traders were stunned by a piece of breaking news.

  • New Effort Reopens a Medical Minefield Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 10:52 AM ET
    Surgeons

    The Obama administration plans to spend $1.1 billion over the next few years on comparative studies to determine the effectiveness of competing treatments for common conditions like back pain, heart disease and prostate cancer.

  • Dr. Doom: Stress Tests 'Aren't Stressful Enough' Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 4:38 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman at RGE Monitor, also known as Dr. Doom, feels the tests aren't stressful enough as the actual economic data are far worse than the worst case scenario.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Stress Test Latest Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 6:40 PM ET

    CNBC’s Mary Thompson reveals the very latest details on the stress tests.

  • Congress Takes Up 'Too-Big-To-Fail' Overhaul Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

  • Ross: Obama's Tax Changes Are a 'Huge Mistake' Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:16 AM ET

    Wilbur Ross, chairman & CEO WL Ross & Co., says President Obama's proposed tax changes that target U.S.-based global companies, will be a huge mistake, as they will hurt U.S. corporations dependent on overseas growth and sales.

  • While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.