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  • Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of FTI Consulting and Becton, Dickinson popped while PNC Financial and Morgan Stanley dropped.

  • The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.

  • On a week that saw the US economy contract more than expected, the government boost its equity stake in Citigroup, GE cut its dividend, and President Obama present his budget, the markets fell through May 1997 lows, ending the week down 4% or greater. 

  • In today's initial sell off, the Dow was down over 50% since its Oct 2007 peak.  Here are more key dates for the Dow & S&P, both on a closing and intraday basis:

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    Vinesh writes, “What is the reason why the Exxon stock is not doing well lately. Crude oil is going up where as Exxon share price is not keeping pace with the increase in crude?"

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    The Dow closed lower on Wednesday after President Obama warned of stricter oversight for Wall Street, raising the specter of greater regulation that investors fear could sap profits.

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    Executives of the biggest oil companies are taking their case for expanded offshore drilling to Congress, even as Democratic congressional leaders and the Obama administration promise to put some limits on energy development along the nation's coasts.

  • With the stock market hovering at 12 year lows, at least some stocks must be attractive just for their valuations -- right?

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    Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.

  • With the market at a 12-year low, it's a healthy exercise to try and find some good things in this world. Here are 5 things we bet you didn't think of...

  • Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997.  7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.

  • As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.

  • Investing is a Darwinian death match these days. Here’s how you live through it.

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    By Thursday’s close, the Dow was trading at a level not seen in more than 6 years, falling beneath its former bear market closing low set on November 20th.

  • Stocks tumbled Thursday as anxiety over how the Obama administration will fix the crippled financial system pushed the Dow to its lowest level in more than six years.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average finally closed below its November 21 closing low, and is now at the lowest level since 2002. The S&P and the NASDAQ have not broken the November lows.

  • Plus, Cramer speculates on whom the new Dow Jones Industrial constituent could be.

  • Futures are trading up as Europe is up on an oversold rally.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise at the opening bell Thursday, but there was little to shake investors out of the malaise of the previous session, with the administration's foreclosure rescue plan failing to impress.