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  • For the first time, Fortune opened its 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list to businesses around the world (if they trade on a U.S. exchange and file quarterly reports)—a change that landed Canada's Research in Motion in the No. 1 spot and two Chinese companies in the top 10.

  • Stocks fell for a second straight session Thursday as tech stocks dragged after Cisco's tepid outlook and investors remained jittery ahead of tomorrow's jobs report.

  • Stocks pulled back Thursday after a higher open as Cisco dragged on the Dow.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a mixed opening Thursday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq futures faring the worst after Cisco's chief executive was cautious on calling a bottom.

  • A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    Most traders come to the markets because they see a way to break from the 9-5 routine...There is a magnetic attraction to the idea that you can make money, sitting in your pajamas, typing on a keyboard and doing what is called “playing” the markets. Playing at home in pajamas…sounds like a teenage slumber party with lots of fun, doesn’t it?

  • NYSE Euronext said Wednesday its public Web site, NYSE.com, was the target of a "denial of service" cyber attack, according to authorities.

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    Wall Street's been experiencing a pullback this week. Are the green shoots of growth about to be nipped in the bud? Will they be overtaken by fast growing Chinese bamboo shoots? Chart analysis provides one method to assess the viability of green shoots and bamboo shoots.

  • Stocks can't seem to break above resistance on the S&P. Buyers are clearly backing away but are sellers are jumping in?

  • Stocks declined, but ended well off their intraday lows, Wednesday after the 10-year Treasury auction, which had a much higher yield than expected.

  • Stocks skidded Wednesday as techs dragged and the jump in oil prices spurred worries about the recovery in consumer spending. Stocks had opened higher, buoyed by Home Depot's raised outlook, but those gains quickly faded.

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday as oil prices jumped above $71 and Home Depot raised its outlook.

  • This morning's Wall Street theme might be "running in place". But Tuesday could see more action, with plenty of potential market moving events on the docket. Right now, U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher opening, and overseas markets have generally been higher as well.

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    They looked like hot stocks; so how are the Fast Money traders playing the Nasdaq, the auto space and elsewhere, now that they've been burned.

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies streamline operations to combat the recession.  But how far can this streamlining really go? For many companies, revenues hinge on worker productivity, and for most operations, per-worker profits and revenues are many multiples of average employee salaries. The measure of revenue per employee also helps shed light on a firm's money-making efficiency and likelihood it will

    Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession.  While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance.  Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.

  • Stocks ended a rocky session mixed as a banks rally fizzled and an unexpected drop in housing starts left investors a little shaky. Still, a gauge of fear dropped below a key level.

  • Stocks bounced back Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of fear in the market dropped significantly.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low.

  • Futures pared gains Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. Futures had been pointing higher for most of the morning, buoyed by news that banks may break free from the government's grip.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Stocks lost ground in afternoon trading but traded in a fairly tight range, though the Nasdaq posted losses approaching 1.5 percent.