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  • Dow Ends Near 2-Year Low and Bear Territory Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    The Dow closed at its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports.  Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.

  • Dow Tumbles 300 Points as Oil Tops $140 Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    The Dow dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports.  Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.

  • Dow Drops to Lowest in Nearly 2 Years Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Dow dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports.  Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.

  • What Should Buffett Buy? Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting on Saturday puts Warren Buffett center stage for the third time this week. With more than $40 billion in cash, where will the Oracle of Omaha turn next?

  • Stocks Up for the Week as Dollar Gains Ground Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher for the week, helping major indexes transcend recent highs, as financials gained and the dollar showed signs of recovery.

  • Dollar Propels Dow to Highest Since January Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

  • Dollar Propels Dow to Highest Since January Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Home Sales; 3M Skids Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Thursday as upbeat economic reports helped offset disappointment in a pair of earnings reports from the tech sector.

  • 3M Shares Fall on Disappointing Sales Growth Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    3M, a diversified manufacturer whose products include Scotch tape and Post-It notes, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as strong international sales more than offset economic weakness in the United States.

  • Nice Economic Data Surprise -- Esp. for Potash Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Better-than-expected economic numbers this morning have moved futures up about 8 points; the dollar rallied and bonds dropped. Talk about food inflation -- Potash has been the beneficiary here. Same story from Bunge, one of the largest agribusiness companies.

  • This Week Will Be Crucial for Wall Street Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | 7:09 AM ET

    Investors will have seen enough corporate results by the end of the week to determine if the recent string of encouraging earnings was a real sign stocks can weather the credit crisis.

  • General Electric: Biggest Fall Since 9/11 Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
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    GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits.  EPS missed by 7 cents a share.   As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%.  If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks. 

  • Stock Strategy: 'Thrifty' vs. 'Iffy' Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Jason Trennert expects a short-run rally -- but he's also warning investors that it won't last. The chief investment strategist of Strategas Research Partners calls it a "Michael Jordan head-fake." He compiled two lists of companies for investors to consider: the "Thrifty 50" versus the "Iffy 50."

  • The 'Real Banks' Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 7:48 PM ET

    To call yourself one, you need cash. And these companies have it.

  • S&P Stock Screen Uncovers "What Buffett Would Buy" Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 2:49 PM ET
    The new Apple iPhone is seen Friday, June 29, 2007 in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Standard and Poor's has just released the results of its twice-a-year stock screen, designed to find Warren Buffett-style stocks. The new list features several tech stocks, including Apple, as well as a number of names from Europe and Asia.  But some key Buffett criteria aren't taken into account by the screen.

  • More Than Just Banks Now Feeling Subprime Pain Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Financials have taken a big hit related to subprime problems, but now it's looking like no firm is safe — the mortgage mess is having an impact on a number of other sectors.

  • 3M Operating Earnings Rise; Overseas Sales Strong Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Diversified manufacturer 3M reported higher operating earnings Tuesday as the industrial and consumer bellwether saw growth in its health-care and international businesses.

  • Street to Fed: 50 Point Cut Or "Bust" Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    The Street wants a 50 bp cut from the Fed on Wednesday; it's widely believed that a 25 bp cut would be a real disappointment. The other hope for bulls is that nonfarm payrolls surprises on the upside this Friday.

  • Stocks Close Mixed In Choppy Session Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed after another volatile day that featured lowered outlook for two key insurers, more jitters over credit and mixed results from an effort to shore up financials.

  • Survive Volatility with This Large-Cap Stock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Market volatility and the pullback in financial stocks isn't over yet, says Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates. So he advises investors to find safe harbor in large-cap multinationals with diverse exposure.