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  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. Clorox, Time Warner Cable and Fidelity National Financial were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • Kneale: Why Stop Pay Cap at Executives? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    Why stop with executives? Let’s slap the pay cap on any business that does work for the government, and firms that want a piece of the stimulus package, and university labs that get federal grants. No doubt the compensation critics would love to take a whack at the yawning gap between salaries in the C-suite and the factory floor.

  • Obama Officials Struggle Over 'Bad Bank' Plan Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    The Obama administration is still struggling with the details of a bad bank concept that is expected to be part of a package of industry and consumer measures to be unveiled next week.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Losing Streak Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, after strong earnings from Merck and a better-than-expected housing report lifted sentiment on the Street.

  • Guess What Led To This Rally Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 4:30 PM ET

    Several events came together midday to help stocks rally including a drop in the dollar about 2 PM ET, which has helped the market several times in the last couple days.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Merck Soars Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as an earnings beat from Merck and better-than-expected housing report gave the market a boost.

  • Dividend-Paying Stocks Are No Longer Such a Safe Bet Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 3:42 PM ET
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    Dividend-paying stocks, seen as a safer bet as the market worsens, are a trickier play as companies cut or eliminate dividends to shore up balance sheets.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Another day, another round of corporate layoffs.  Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday

  • Stocks Yo-Yo Amid Home-Sales Revival Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks had a topsy-turvy morning as investors digested a revival in pending-home sales and an earnings beat from Merck against some gloomy news out of the tech sector.

  • Stock Picks: Financials With a Future Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    David Dietze of Point View Financial Services sees light at the end of the tunnel. He's cautiously optimistic about financial stocks.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Dow Slides Into February; Techs Gain Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks started off February mixed as banks took a hit from worries about the so-called "bad bank" plan, while techs got a boost from anticipation that they will benefit from government spending on tech and telecom infrastructure.

  • More Layoffs Announced—Is Your Firm On the List? Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan, while a big Wall Street firm has further job cuts in store, according to reports.

  • Stocks Falter Amid Worries About Stimulus Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

  • Obama to Target CEO Pay Ahead of 'Bad Bank' Plan Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 1:47 PM ET

    The Obama administration indicated that it will not unveil new measures to aid the financial industry until next week but will move first on the issue of Wall Street bonuses and executive compensation.

  • More Layoffs Announced—Is Your Firm On the List? Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy.

  • Stocks Falter Amid Worries About Stimulus Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

  • New Month, But Same Depressing Markets Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    While investors hoped that a new year would bring better results, a plethora of downbeat earnings reports, poor corporate outlooks, gloomy economic data, and heightened concerns over the health of many large financial firms plagued the markets in January.

  • Futures Fall as Economic Fears Mount Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 8:33 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a further slump at the open Monday as investors braced for another round of dire economic indicators along with the next batch of corporate earnings. 

  • Obama to Unveil CEO Pay Plan, 'Bad Bank' Delayed Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | 10:05 PM ET

    The Obama administration will not unveil new measures to aid the financial services industry this week as had been expected. Instead the issue of Wall Street bonuses and executive compensation will be addressed, an industry source says.