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Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.
Stocks went on another rollercoaster ride Friday, opening sharply lower before a series of ups, downs and curves, and an afternoon burst of bargain hunting that sent the Dow up more than 200 points.
Stocks opened sharply lower Friday — with the Dow down about 200 points in the first few minutes of trading — after a report showed new home construction at its lowest level in 17 years.
J.P. Morgan analysts today though came up with some names, in a note titled "The Franchise 16 - Stocks to own beyond the market turmoil." They see these as core investments for the next 12 to 18 months.
Futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed new home construction at its lowest level in 17 years.
The stock market is on its own wild ride these days, but if investors were to step off the roller coaster for a minute, they might see signs of life in the credit markets.
Stocks leaped on Thursday, as investors snapped up beaten-down shares.
Google reported a profit that easily outpaced analysts' forecasts, and the company's shares jumped in extended trading.
Tesla, an electric car start-up in Silicon Valley, said that it would lay off employees and delay production of its second car, the Model S.
The screeching volatility that took stocks to the worst decline since October, 1987 wiped out much of Monday's gains and leaves traders afraid that investors will shy away from stocks for a very long time.
A growing body of statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests that demand for televisions, computers, cameras and other electronics is falling sharply, say the New York Times.
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Wall Street roared back from its worst week ever with one of its best single days ever on Monday...
Stocks will take their cue from credit markets in the week ahead and whether they are responding to any of the government's efforts to thaw the glacial credit freeze.
As the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ chalk up some of the biggest weekly losses ever, how does that translate to dollar terms?
Apple Inc. is fast becoming the poster boy for all things that are wrong with Wall Street right now, and that in itself might represent an opportunity for the savvy investor willing to play the odds instead of curling up in a ball and letting traders kick them in the head over and over again.
Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading as comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to soothe this cranky market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 500 points, or 5 percent, breaching the key 9,500 mark. In the past two days, the blue-chip index has lost nearly 900 points. Bank stocks led the decline, with the S&P financial-sector index at its lowest point since May 1997.
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Stocks declined after a brief uptick as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed unable to soothe this cranky market for more than five minutes.
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