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  • Merrill: Why It's The Big Story Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Two weeks after reporting huge losses, Merrill Lynch has surprised the Street with significant sales and capital raising. They are: 1) selling $30.6 b in CDOs. They were carried on the books at a value of $11.1 b; buyer Lone Star is paying $6.7 b ($0.22 on the dollar), but Merrill is financing three-quarters of the sale;

  • Dow Falls More Than 200 Points Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 5:53 PM ET
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    The Dow tumbled on Monday as more credit and housing market turmoil battered financial shares.

  • 5-Star Stocks: The 'A' List Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Michael Jones runs a five-star fund, and he's got a "Triple-A" strategy. Learn his strategy -- and see his picks!

  • Preview: This Week's Tech Earnings Bonanza Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
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    Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.

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    Nearly 1.3 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Your First Move For Friday July 11th Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 7:03 PM ET
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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Battle The Bear Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:04 PM ET
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    The Dow finished higher on Thursday propelled by optimism about a major deal in the chemicals sector and comments from Ben Bernanke. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Indexes Eke Out Gains After Wild Session Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.

  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Airline CEOs Ask Customers to Help Curb Oil Speculation Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 8:49 PM ET
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    The chief executive officers of a dozen U.S. airlines, beset by record fuel costs that have caused several to cut jobs, reduce capacity and impose higher fees on customers, are now asking for their customers' help to curb the rise of oil prices.

  • Stocks Finish in Bear-Market Territory Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended a tumultuous session with a late selloff that left all three major indexes in bear-market territory.  Financials fell sharply amid worries about more shoes to drop and techs took a hit after Cisco's chief said customers don't see a recovery until next year.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Climbs, Techs Retreat Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    Stocks declined, following a two-day rally, as a report showed crude inventories shrunk last week.  Oil climbed in a choppy session after falling more than $9 abarrel in the past two sessions.

  • Stocks Chop Around; Techs Pull Back Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks declined, following a two-day rally, as a report showed crude inventories shrunk last week.  Oil rebounded $1 to $2 a barrel after shedding more than $9 in the prior two sessions.

  • Stocks Slide As Crude Supply Shrinks Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Stocks declined, following a two-day rally, as a report showed crude inventories shrunk last week.  Oil rebounded $1 to $2 a barrel after shedding more than $9 in the prior two sessions.

  • Oversold Bounce Or Real Bottom: Market Debate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Two weeks ago, I said I haven't seen the Street so bearish since just after 9/11. This morning Investors Intelligence reported that their Bull/Bear survey of financial newsletter writers fell to 27.4 percent bullish, the lowest reading since July 1994. Bears rose to 47.3 percent, the highest since 1995.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    The debate about whether stocks are finding a floor is gaining momentum, but traders agree it's the earnings season that will help decide the details.

  • Oil Drops, Stocks Pop Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:51 PM ET
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    The Dow rose Tuesday in another turbulent session after a pullback in oil prices eased worries about consumer and business spending. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Alcoa Profit, Sales Top Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:39 PM ET
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    Alcoa shares hopped about 4 percent in extended trading Tuesday as the company turned in a profit and sales that were lower than last year but still managed to beat expectations.

  • Banks, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Falls by $5 a Barrel Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    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.