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  • Stocks skidded as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.

  • European shares are up 2% despite some bleak economic reports out of the U.K. today. A survey performed by the country’s largest mortgage lender showed home prices plunged 16% in the fourth quarter from a year ago. That was the sharpest decline in at least 25 years.

  • Stocks rebounded Friday, led by consumer discretionary and energy, after a quick dip triggered by an ISM report that showed manufacturing activity at a 28-year low.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a largely flat open for Wall Street in the first day of the year after lodging the best year-end rally ever Wednesday.

  • Will Santa squeak in a rally before the ball drops? Early moves suggest it could happen: Stocks continued to rise Tuesday, adding to the more than 2-percent gain logged on Wednesday.

  • Another light volume, low volatility day, closing near the highs. Good news, considering that the consumer confidence and home price news was dismal. Goldman Sachs had a particularly good day, up almost 6 percent, though on light volume. But GMAC was the big story of the day...

  • The financial crisis and market turmoil of 2008 have prevented many historical trends from holding true this year. For instance, while November and December are typically two of the markets’ strongest months of the year, the performance during those months this year has been far from stellar.

  • Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

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  • Many comparisons have been made between the current economic climate and the Depression era.  With the Dow and S&P poised to have their worst yearly performances since 1931, here's a look at what happened in the years that followed.

  • Technology shares and the financials have been tough to trade this year. Is it time to dip a toe – or will you just get burned?

  • After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.

  • As if investors don’t have enough reason to be wary of the financials, a new cause for concern is coming to light.

  • Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.

  • Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • The specter of illiquidity is negating any good news this economy can muster, Cramer says.

  • The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news.  The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market.  That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.

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    After receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest banks say they can't track exactly how they're spending the money or they simply refuse to discuss it.

  • The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.