Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.
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U.S. stock index futures were mixed as contradictory information on a bailout package for troubled automakers were making investors nervous.
Stocks ended higher Friday after a topsy-turvy day of wondering if auto makers would get a bailout or face bankruptcy.
"I dread looking at Wall Street tomorrow. It's not going to be a pleasant sight." Senator Harry Reid, Thursday night. Gee, Mr. Senator, don't get into the stock commentary business.
Stocks traded mixed after the Treasury offered to help prop up the auto makers after the Senate rejected the $14 billion bailout passed by the House.
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This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.
Stocks tumbled at the open as the market was weighed down by the Senate's rejection of the $14 billion auto bailout and news of a $50 billion fraud scheme on Wall Street.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening for Wall Street as a plan to pour $14 billion into the cash-strapped auto industry failed in the Senate, leaving the White House searching for a solution.
The Dow fell on dimming prospects for an automaker bailout, while bleak comments about the banking sector from JPMorgan's CEO prompted investors to sell financial shares.
Stocks closed sharply lower, led by financials after comments from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and as investors worried about the fate of the auto bailout.
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Sony became one of the latest companies to announce layoffs in attempt to rein in costs and weather the weak economy.
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With the economy in a recession and massive jobs cuts seemingly announced daily, the public and government officials are searching for answers. Unfortunately, they are also looking to assess blame for the mess.
Stocks advanced Monday, but ended off session highs, as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.
Further layoffs on Monday from big market names, including a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average an American business icon, added to employment gloom.
Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.