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  • U.S. stocks advanced Friday afternoon as investors shrugged off the worst drop in consumer sentiment on record and the first drop in personal spending in two years, putting the market on track to end this mad month on a high note.

  • U.S. stocks turned mixed Friday after one report showed consumer sentiment held steady this month and another showed personal spending fell for the first time in two years.

  • The markets have just turned positive, despite weakness overseas and disappointing Chicago PMI data. Keep in mind, the Dow hasn’t posted 2 consecutive days of gains in over a month.

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    Chevron's third-quarter profit beat market expectations, coming in at $3.85 per share, recovering from the low level a year ago, the company said on Friday.

  • U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.

  • The Dow has traded in a “tight” 290-point range today. Sound familiar? Well, that’s what happened yesterday, too… until the last hour of trading when the markets’ volatility reappeared, especially in the last few minutes of the trading day.

  • U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.

  • We have seen some amazing swings in the Dow over the past month but is there a pattern here?

  • The nation may be facing a long, deep recession, but Kiplinger's Personal Finance says some companies are positioned to thrive. The publication has singled out the stocks of five such companies.

  • The markets are up about 2.5% in early morning trading on strength overnight in Asian markets, solid earnings reports, and a better-than-expected GDP number.

  • Stocks jumped at the opening bell following better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • Stocks got a bump from better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.

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    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how to trade GDP and a slew of earnings reports including Exxon, CBS, Electronic Arts and more!

  • Is this the beginning of a commodities comeback?

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    Wall Street went on a bargain-hunting bonanza, with a frenzy of activity in the final hour of trading, sending shares up 10 percent.

  • Investors went on a late-day buying spree, scooping up shares of beaten down stocks and sending the major indexes soaring 7-8 percent.

  • Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.

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    Scarcity of Volkswagen stocks after Porsche bought up nearly all the remaining free float triggered a short squeeze that pushed VW's market capitalization above that of Exxon at some point Tuesday.

  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday after Monday's late selloff as international markets bounced back amid expectations of a U.S. rate cut.