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  • Stocks End Higher on Good Economic News Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher as investors took heart from strong economic news and shrugged off disappointing quarterly results ahead of a big week of earnings. Merck and DuPont led the Dow higher, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Hold Modest Gains Ahead of Close Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks lost a little steam in the final hour of trading as technology companies slid, although investors remained encouraged by several upbeat economic report. Merck and DuPont gained, while BofA fell.

  • Bank of America's Mortgage Curse Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
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    "Mortgage is again becoming another ‘why bother’ issue for the sector. Narrowly, everyone has to run screens on whose quarter may suffer from lower revenues. Broadly, mortgage fines, consent orders and lawsuits lead to tighter underwriting, which leads to lower home prices because no one can get a mortgage," said Nomura analyst Glenn Schorr. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Global Markets Mixed As Options Expire Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    Options expiration day. Global markets are mixed, futures down fractionally, as the Greek Prime Minister said restructuring of the debt was not going to happen (no one seems to believe him). This is not a bad start, considering earnings season has not started with a bang.

  • 10 Cheapest Stocks: Deepest Discounts Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 6:51 PM ET
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    Investors are concerned about a range of issues, from Europe's burdensome debt to stricter US regulations. As a result, inexpensive stocks are now even cheaper. Here are 10 US stocks that trade at massive discounts to the broader equity market and their peer groups.

  • Options Bullish on This Mortgage Insurer Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Assured Guaranty spent most of June churning below $15, but activity turned bullish yesterday amid speculation of a legal settlement. The mortgage insurer fought hard against a downdraft in the market yesterday...

  • GM Bondholders Should Take the Deal: Ross Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Bondholders would be "nuts" not take General Motor's offer of 225 common shares for each $1,000 principal amount of notes, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Wilbur Ross: Allowing GM Bankruptcy a 'Wrong' Idea Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    The U.S. government should provide funding to struggling Detroit automaker General Motors, Wilbur Ross, chairman & CEO of WL Ross & Co., told CNBC on Friday.

  • For Housing, Hope Should Not Cloud Hard Reality Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 2:18 PM ET

    As policymakers and economists try to wrap their collective expertise and expectations around the possibilities of the Obama presidency, a heightened sense of urgency is now focused on mortgage rescue plans and housing stimulus.

  • 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!

  • The Week:  Pickers Think Big, Global, High-Quality Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis.  It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years.  Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.

  • What Pros Like: Stock Picks for a Rocky Market Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks had a rocky afternoon as the market lost all its initial gains, then rebounded right before the close. Here's what some of the pros were recommending for investors.

  • Chips, Bonds, and Smokes:  Five-Star Picks Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    One company rode the tech bubble of the 1990s; the other is part of the ill-starred fraternity of bond insurers.  What do they have in common?  Matthew Kaufler of Touchstone Value Opportunities thinks investors ought to give them a look.

  • JPMorgan: We're Still Overweight on Financials Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    JPMorgan's equities team has said financial stocks will help lead the market higher this year. Today, they held a call on the financial group and say they are still overweight, and they expect it to be one of the better performing sectors.

  • Rest Assured? Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Will the troubles at beleaguered bond insurers MBIA and Ambac help Assured Guaranty, one of only two bond insurers to be rated AAA by all three ratings agencies? The CEO tells Fast Money if the industry can survive.

  • Tracking the Bond Insurer Crisis: A Timetable Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    Troubles in the $2.4 trillion bond insurance industry have been the focal point of a widening credit crisis as expected losses in mortgage-backed debt put the insurers' ratings at risk.

  • Weekly Wrapup: Trouble, Turmoil, Tumult--and Tips Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 5:47 PM ET
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    A fresh wave of economic worry swept across Wall Street, aggravated by a spike in wholesale prices, dismaying corporate results, and oil trading above $100 a barrel.

  • Stocks Log Fourth Straight Down Month Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Stocks were down sharply Friday after a reading on Midwest manufacturing came in at its lowest level in more than six years and a survey showed consumer confidence at its lowest level in 16 years.

  • AIG, Dismal Economic Data Smack Stocks Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Stocks were down sharply Friday after a reading on Midwest manufacturing came in at its lowest level in more than six years and a survey showed consumer confidence at its lowest level in 16 years.