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  • Oil, Dollar Give Stocks Cause for Celebration Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off September with a rally, inspired by the more than $7 drop in oil prices and a surge in the dollar.

  • Mozilo, Icahn & Vice-President Hottie Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 5:31 PM ET

    THANK YOU, ANGELO!" That was the phrase I heard from someone who just received his settlement checks in a class action suit against Countrywide, now owned by Bank of America. He received five checks, each for $16...

  • Dow Rallies; Closes Sharply Higher Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    The Dow rose sharply on Thursday after the government reported the economy grew at a surprisingly robust clip in the second quarter and oil prices eased.

  • Dow Gains 200 Points on GDP, Oil Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after second-quarter GDP was revised to show growth was more robust than first thought and oil receded to around $116 a  barrel after earlier topping $120.

  • Do the markets prefer Republicans? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 7:31 AM ET

    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

  • Dow Sheds 2% as Credit Jitters Rattle Financials Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday, led by financials, as investors waited for some resolution on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers following rampant speculation last week.

  • Oil's Advance Weighs on Stocks Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as oil prices ticked higher. Volume is expected to be low this week as the summer winds down.

  • Indiana Sues Countrywide Over Lending Practices Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 6:41 AM ET

    Indiana has sued Countrywide Financial, becoming the latest state to take the mortgage lender to court over its lending practices.

  • Lehman Woes: Sorry, White Knight Is No Answer Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    The bottom line on Lehman Bros.: All the talk about a possible investment in Lehman from Korea Development Bank -- or anyone else -- is really beside the point. The reason Lehman has dramatically underperformed even its poorly performing peers this year is the large exposure they have to the worst performing parts of the market.

  • BofA, JPMorgan Best Bets for Banks: Analyst Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    If you're going to risk investing in financials, invest in the ones that are assured to survive the credit fallout. Your best bets -- Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, a strategist told CNBC's Asia Squawk Box Friday.

  • Options Take Action on Banks and Amylin Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    The options market continues to boil on the outlook for the financial sector and market volatility in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers. And one pharamceutical company is drawing attention as well.

  • Fast Message - Your Questions About Lehman & More Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:43 PM ET

    Mark writes, “Does Soros’ purchase of 9.5 million shares of Lehman make you more bullish on this name?”

  • Dow Ends Higher as Banks Eke Out Gains Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Major U.S. indexes ended a choppy session higher, helped by a late rally in banks and better-than-expected results from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Goldman Slashes Banks - Skewers Lehman Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:57 PM ET

    After hours Tuesday Goldman Sachs slashed its earnings outlooks for some of its major rivals however it's the Lehman downgrade that has the traders most concerned.

  • Bove's Financials Note: How Bad Will It Get? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    On a day when financials are again weak, Richard Bove at Ladenburg Thalman provided his clients with a long (70 pages!) note outlining the problem with the banking industry.

  • Bullish on Commodities -- AND Banks! Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Short-term, buy commodities; but hold those financials for a fourth-quarter recovery. So says King Lip, portfolio manager at Baker Avenue Asset Management. He explained his investment strategy to CNBC -- and offered his top stock picks.

  • PPI Hits 27 Year High Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    The growth of the Producer Price Index is now at levels not seen since 1981.  Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most.

  • Dow Flirts With Bear as Financials Drag Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    The Dow shed 1.6 percent, putting it dangerously close to bear territory, as a fresh wave of worries about fallout from the mortgage crisis slammed financials.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Fresh Financial Worries Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Do you believe that financials, pharma and telecom can maintain through an economic downturn? If so, you might want to take a look at the Dow Industrials where some of the largest companies in the world are currently offering investors notably large dividend yields.