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  • Oil Drags Down Dow Monday, 5 May 2008 | 5:54 PM ET
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    Another record for crude oil dragged down the Dow Monday despite word that the service sector of the economy was no longer contracting in April. Here's the "Word on the Street."

  • Stocks Falter as Oil Rises; Yahoo Plunges Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • Countrywide: Could It Just Go Under And Go Away? Monday, 5 May 2008 | 3:50 PM ET
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    Analysts this morning began raising some red flags over the Bank of America/Countrywide deal, citing deterioration in the mortgage market that could lead BofA to walk away, or at the very least lower its asking price.

  • GM Drags on Dow; Oil Fuels Commods Trade Monday, 5 May 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks declined, with General Motors dragging on the Dow amid news of another strike and Yahoo weighing on technology stocks.

  • As of Friday, 389 (just under 80%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Stocks Turn Mixed After Service-Sector Report Monday, 5 May 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Monday as Yahoo weighed on technology shares after Microsoft withdrew its takeover offer.

  • Does Market Really Reflect Economic Woes? Monday, 5 May 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    Their was plenty of discussion over the weekend that the market's recent upward momentum did not match the reality of the poor economic situation. They seem to be ignoring the fact that the global economy, while somewhat slower, has not collapsed and the markets are clearly anticipating a better second half of the year (which may or may not be overly optimistic.

  • BofA May Have to Redo Countrywide Deal: Analyst Monday, 5 May 2008 | 8:11 AM ET
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    Bank of America is likely to renegotiate its deal to buy Countrywide Financial down to the $0 to $2 level or completely walk away from it, said Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, which downgraded Countrywide to "underperform" from "market perform."

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • New Credit Card Rules Get Fed, Regulator Backing Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:17 PM ET
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    The Federal Reserve on Friday joined other U.S. banking regulators in backing new limits on certain billing practices by credit card companies.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 2 May 2008 | 9:36 AM ET
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    The latest overall job loss numbers are much better than economists expected and still well below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Wrigley Deal Could be Turning Point for CEOs Friday, 2 May 2008 | 8:41 AM ET
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    As Warren Buffet told CNBC this week, "A good time to buy a really great business is when you can."

  • Dow Closes Above 13000 as Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Financials, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Sell in May, Go Away?  Not so Fast Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 12:04 PM ET
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    With the stock markets coming off their best month in a long time, should you take profits and follow the old adage "Sell in May, Go Away?"

  • Bank of America said Monday it would modify at least $40 billion in problem loans from at least 265,000 borrowers over the next two years.

  • As of this morning, 292 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Countrywide, GMAC Posts Big Losses on Mortgages Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    Countrywide Financial and GMAC, which run the largest independent U.S. mortgage lenders, on Tuesday posted big first-quarter losses, hurt by credit problems as the nation's housing slump deepens.

  • Use Food Inflation to Bulk Up Your Portfolio Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:39 AM ET
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    James Altucher of Formula Capital sees potential nutrition for investors in the world's ravenous and growing appetite for food. Read on for his outlook -- and stock picks.

  • Countrywide "Rant-Fest" Expected To Continue In L.A. Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
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    I’m covering the Federal Reserve Board hearing today in Los Angeles. The Fed needs to determine whether the Bank of America spacer purchase of Countrywide spacer would hurt the public interest under the Bank Holding Company Act.