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    The Dow closed lower on Wednesday as nervous investors found it difficult to muster enthusiasm ahead of the Senate’s vote on a revamped $700 billion rescue plan.

  • Robert Napoli, managing director at Piper Jaffray, has found a calm corner in the stormy financial sector.  "We've been pointing clients away from the volatility of the credit risk and troubled assets to an area where we call 'financial technology,'" Napoli told CNBC.

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    Tech companies once dominated the U.S. IPO calendar -- but not anymore.

  • "[The] stock market: a loser across the board. It was a loser early, it stayed a loser and became a bigger loser as the day went on," Dylan summed up Thursday's trading with that one statement, as AIG and Wal-mart lead the Dow's one-day, 225-point dive. A few lone tech stocks were the only winners in an otherwise distressed market. Adding to the bearish environment was the morning's new jobless claim numbers, the highest reported in several months.

  • Coming back from a 90 point loss after a much worse than expected loss from Freddie Mac, the Dow rebounded as U.S. stocks hit a six-week high. The trend of health & personal care stocks doing well in this market continues.

  • Whether stocks add to Tuesday's heady gains or not will be determined in part by whether oil prices stay in a downtrend.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 25, 2008, the markets closed mixed for the week, on negative housing data, and mixed earnings results.  An early rally in financial and airlines stocks, supported by the continued slide in oil prices, was quickly wiped away by ongoing uncertainty in the economy. The Dow dropped more than 280 points on Thursday, marking the worst one day point drop in over a month. However, Friday saw a slight rebound on strong durable goods and a bounce back in consumer sentiment.  Only the Nasdaq finished slightly up 1.2% for the week.  The Dow and S&P finished down 1.09% and 0.23%, respectively.

  • Stocks closed with huge gains as drop in oil prices boosted sectors previously battered by energy costs. Financials also moved sharply higher.

  • Stocks pushed higher as oil plunged for the second day in a row and financials staged an across-the-board rally that stemmed investor pessimism about the effects of inflation on the economy.

  • For investors under the age of 30 — those who fit into the category commonly referred to as Generation Y — long-term investment opportunities abound. But how do you make the right choices?

  • It was another wild trading day of ups and downs but stocks ran to the finish line and pulled off a decent gain as oil dropped more than $5 a barrel.

  • Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks wobbled Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell more than expected in May. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks whipped back to positive territory on a seesaw day for Wall Street, which was dominated by a large dumping of financial shares and a drop in oil that staggered large energy producers.

  • Stocks moved out of bear territory Monday as oil retreated more than $4 a barrel, easing inflation fears, and technology got a boost from two of its largest companies.

  • Aetna shares dropped 5 percent and Health Net tumbled 10 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst slapped "sell" ratings on the two health insurers' stocks Thursday.

  • Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wal-Mart and National Semiconductor popped while Wachovia and AT&T dropped.

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    Stocks rose the most in more than a month on Thursday with the Dow making a triple digit advance. What's the "Word on the Street?"