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  • 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.

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    The conventional wisdom on Alcoa is pretty simple: surging energy costs + aluminum price increases that lag other commodities = unimpressive profits. Unless the metals giant surprises (nearly) everyone, earnings season is set to start with a whimper.

  • Another issue weighing on financials is the gradual realization that the government is dead serious about additional regulation, particularly of brokerage firms. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, speaking at an FDIC forum, argued that the Fed should have broader power to monitor the financial system.

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  • Traders appear reluctant to make bets before hearing earnings updates from companies. Is that an opportunity for you?

  • 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.

  • Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at the The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his "5 for 5": the five stocks you must watch this week.

  • 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.

  • Commodities are a bit weaker here as the dollar is stronger, stock futures are flat. Europe and Asia are mostly higher, the Shanghai Composite, however, is up 4.6 percent today, best day in a month on strong earnings forecast from a couple of their banks.

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    It will be tough for Wall Street to shake off the bear market blues next week if the price of oil keeps rising and the earnings season kick-off from Alcoa and General Electric disappoints investors.

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    Australia will increase its scrutiny of foreign investments in Australian mining companies, Treasurer Wayne Swan said on Friday, particularly when the investor is also a major customer seeking a majority stake.

  • Stocks are likely to remain hobbled by gushing oil prices in the week ahead, but it's also the start of the earnings season, and that will ultimately influence direction.

  • For the short Independence week ending Friday, July 3, 2008, the U.S. Markets ended the week in bear market territory with the Dow and the NASDAQ off more than 20% from their market peak set in October, 2007.

  • Stocks enjoyed an upbeat session after a not-horrible jobs report but both the Dow and Nasdaq ended the holiday-shortened week in bear-market territory.

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    Wall Street is bracing for a big round of second-quarter earnings reports that few expect to deliver good news for the state of corporate America.

  • Bears are arguing that the bear market will not be over until the leadership groups get taken out--energy and materials. Bulls say this is a pipe dream, at least for energy; fundamentals for this group only get better in the second half of 2008 and into 2009

  • June payrolls came in in line with expectations, though there were revisions downward in prior months. No surprise, the ECB raised rates a quarter point to 4.25 percent; Sweden also raised rates. The dollar rose. What's up in Japan? The Nikkei has fallen 11 days in a row, the longest losing streak since 1953.

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