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  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alcoa and Blockbuster popped while Clearwire and Vimplecom dropped.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Sprint and Alcoa popped while Clear Channel and Tesoro dropped.

  • Stocks bounced back from the prior session's slide, led by techs and materials, as techs staged a rebound and materials benefited from higher metal prices. Better-than-expected retail sales also buoyed the market.  Financials declined after federal regulators proposed increased oversight of investment banks.

  • Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • The once-great stock picker is no Warren Buffett, Cramer says.

  • Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Not with aluminum giant Alcoa. This easy-to-understand investment could make you some mad money.

  • Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

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    In some way, we feel sorry for Danica Patrick, who won her first race on her 50th try this weekend. At least on the surface, it couldn't have come at a worse time in a worse place.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Shares of major semiconductor companies and telecom equipment firms rose Wednesday morning as solid a first-quarter report and outlook from chip maker Intel lifted both sectors.

  • All three major indexes finished slightly higher Tuesday, led by energy and bank stocks, as investors processed some not-horrible earnings results. Airline stocks skidded amid concerns about fuel prices and viability.

  • Stocks traded mixed Tuesday as not-horrible earnings failed to quell market jitters about earnings.

  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday after a tame core inflation reading, a better-than-expected manufacturing report and news of a Delta-Northwest deal.

  • Futures actually moved up at 8:30 ET, despite PPI much stronger than anticipated (core PPI was in-line, apparently because car and truck prices were dropping; the NY Empire State Index was stronger than expected).

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines stepped up inspections and hoped to have all of its 300 MD-80 aircraft ready to go Saturday afternoon its first full daily schedule in a week on Sunday.

  • First Alcoa, then GE missed earnings. This is a rare occurrence, and as a result the Street is changing its mindset. They are expecting more conservative guidance, and looking for places where negative surprises might pop up.

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    Air traveler angst was sure to continue Friday as American Airlines grounded hundreds more flights. The financial toll and loss of goodwill likely would grow as well, as the inspection-related mess spread further to other carriers and hurt an industry already bleeding cash thanks to high fuel costs.