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  • 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.

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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.

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

  • 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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    As Warren Buffet told CNBC this week, "A good time to buy a really great business is when you can."

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

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

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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