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  • Bank Rally Fizzles; Merck Shares Fall Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks slipped as the morning bank rally fizzled. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Bank Rally Loses Steam; Merck Skids Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    Stocks slipped as the bank rally that has stretched four sessions appeared to fizzle ahead of Wachovia's report. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Big Merger Deals Signaling Even Bigger Ones Ahead Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    The recent spate of  takeovers, particularly in pharmaceuticals, represents the first step in what analysts expect to be a busier second half of the year for mergers and acquisitions.

  • What Happened To Market? Financials Run Out Of Steam Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Skeptics correctly point out that last week's trifecta of news (bank earnings above expectations, new limitations on naked short selling for select financials, and the Fed/Treasury helping out Fannies/Freddie), primarily benefited financials. What's changed for everyone else since then, skeptics ask? Not much.

  • Dollar Slips Amid Persistent US Bank Worries Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    The dollar slipped on Monday, losing some of its recent momentum, after better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America failed to convince investors that the worst for the U.S. financial sector is over.

  • Banks, Miners Lift Euro Shares, Roche Drags Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:44 PM ET

    Gains in financial stocks lifted European shares on Monday as markets cheered Bank of America's stronger-than-expected quarterly results, while declines in Roche offset some of the gains.

  • Banks Log 4th Straight Rally; Dow Wobbles Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks advanced, led by a fourth straight rally in bank stocks after Bank of America beat expectations. News of a potential pharma deal also gave the market a boost.

  • Bank of America Rallies on Smaller Drop in Profit Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Bank of America's quarterly profit fell less than expected despite a surge in bad loans, causing shares of the largest U.S. retail bank and mortgage lender to soar.

  • Are Banks Overbought? Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    Bank of America made it four in a row with big banks beating expectations, and beating big: $0.72 is 40 percent higher than the $0.53 expected. Revenues were a knockout as well: $20.32 billion, 10 percent above the estimate of $18.37 billion.

  • Farrell: Of Banks and Oil Seepage Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:36 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Wells Fargo handed in some good results, but watch for trouble out of Wachovia.

  • European Shares Set to Inch Higher, Earnings Eyed Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:34 AM ET

    European stocks were set to inch higher on Monday, extending a three-session rally, as investors brace for a flurry of  corporate earnings from U.S. bellwethers such as Apple , Merck  and Bank of America.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are casting a wary eye on oil and, lacking any dramatic events, earnings news could steer the market.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week of 7/14 Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    Volatility reigned as the Dow closed below 11,000 for the first time since July, 2006 on Tuesday, followed by a market rally and the biggest 3-day gain of the Dow since March, 2003.

  • Stocks Wobble as Rally Can't Find Legs Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Bank Stocks: Fear Trumps Fundamentals Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:06 PM ET

    Investors interested in buying and selling U.S. bank stocks based on the performance of the underlying businesses might well have gone on holiday this week  --  and might stay there next week.

  • Dow Logs Best 2-Day Gain Since 2002 Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent after a midmorning dip as oil began to recede and financials rallied.

  • Stocks Charge Ahead as Oil Drops Below $130 Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent after a midmorning dip as oil began to recede and financials rallied.

  • Oil's Rise, Philly Fed Report Drag on Stocks Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    The financial-driven rally lost steam, leaving stocks mixed, as oil rebounded and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve reported weaker-than-expected manufacturing activity in its region.

  • Financials Lead Rally After JPMorgan Earnings Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks continued to rally Thursday, fueled by better-than-expected housing data and after three Dow components beat earnings forecasts.

  • Wells Fargo Leads Bank Stock Charge Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    Wells Fargo led U.S. bank shares to big gains Wednesday after reporting a surprisingly high profit and increasing its dividend.