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  • CPI Details: Where the costs are rising Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Futures Gain as Europe Stocks Hit 1-Year High Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • Farrell: Ok, I Was Wrong, But.... Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    Thursday's continued string of better than expected earnings reports plus a better number on existing home sales encouraged the bulls and scared the shorts. 3M, Qualcomm, Bristol Meyers, Ford and McDonald's all did better than expected and they represent quite a cross section of industries. But I am still troubled by the fact that revenue growth is lacking and the better earnings are coming from cost cutting which can only go on for so long. I remain cautious.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000; Nasdaq Logs 12th Win Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Market Has Another 10-15% Upside: Strategist Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    What should investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2009? Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners gave their outlooks.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000 as Investors Cheer Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 2:32 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Pros Say: S&P to Peak at 1,000-1,100 Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    The Dow jumped above 9,000 Thursday as investors shook off a rise in jobless claims and focused instead on encouraging earnings from Ford Motor and 3M. Additionally, existing-home sales rose for a third straight month, climbing 0.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.89 million in June. Inventories fell 0.7 percent. Watch and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stocks Rise After Ford, 3M Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Earnings-Palooza Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks are essentially flat this morning after a huge earnings morning in which 3 Dow components and 12 percent of the S&P reported.

  • Futures Hold Gains Despite Jobless Rise Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.

  • Will Rally Get More Gas This Week? Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    If economic improvement is fueling gains in the stock market, could we get a little more gas this week?

  • Earnings Preview - 3 Industrials Worth a Look Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 9:35 AM ET

    Earnings keep coming in better than expected.  After the big drops we saw in the last couple of quarters, estimates are looking a bit conservative.  As of yesterday, 71% of the S&P companies reporting to date, have beaten the street.  So how does an investor find opportunities?  One trick is to look at the details of some of the winners to identify patterns that may be applied to companies yet to report.

  • Earnings on Crash Diet of Cost-Cutting, Weak Revenue Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    Think of Wall Street as an obese person trying to find a healthy lifestyle. Then you'll begin to understand second-quarter earnings this year.

  • Market Fireworks Before Independence Day? Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 9:09 AM ET
    Fourth of July fireworks

    Historically and on average, the U.S Markets have been up on the day before Independence Day and relatively flat the day after. The S&P has averaged best of the major indices on the day before the July 4th holiday is observed, up an average of .5% and up 70% of the time.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 467,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.5%, the highest rate since August 1983.  The May and April numbers were revised to losses of 322,000 and 519,000, respectively.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Laying The Right Foundation Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    As large cities around the world try to go green by doing everything from banning plastic shopping bags to installing wind turbines on roofs, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up.

  • When the Facts Change… Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 7:01 PM ET

    …Cramer changes his mind. What do you do?