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  • 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?

  • Index Drops - Biggest in 2 Months Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq were all down over 2%, as of late this morning.  While these moves are significant, we have seen drops like this before in this rally.

  • Invest in These 5-Star Picks: Strategist Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    How does a five-star fund manager approach investing when uncertainty is high? “Every recession we’ve had has ended and this one will end as well,” said Robert Zagunis, 5-star portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • Corporate Reputations Erode Among Consumers: Survey Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    Bailouts, bonuses and bad business behavior all combined to erode the overall reputation of corporate America to its worst standing in 10 years, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive.

  • Stocks End Higher but Snap Six-Week Streak Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.

  • Stocks Off Highs After 'Stress Tests' Release Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Stocks temporarily pared gains after a much anticipated concept paper on the government stress tests for the 19 biggest U.S. financial institutions was released.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Ford Soars Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.

  • The Stress Of Waiting Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Futures are off their highs and are set for a fairly flat open this morning. While futures strengthened following an encouraging report out of Ford early this morning, a round of cautious earnings guidance from other industrial companies dampened investors’ enthusiasm.

  • Stocks Hold Gains After Durables Report Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 8:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures remained higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.