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  • Futures dropped a bit as retail sales were weaker than expected, Producer Price Index (PPI), a measure of inflation at the wholesale level, was in line, but core PPI was higher than expected...bottom line is that energy costs are dropping, and this will be a big help in the next quarter.

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  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barclays and The Hartfold popped while Apple and Penn National Gaming dropped.

  • Futures are down slightly, but that has little meaning these days. Many traders feel that yesterday's drop was due to: 1) distortions in price discovery created by the changing short sale rules; 2) the realization that many banks are still undercapitalized.

  • Futures were dropping even before the disappointing economic news, despite the talk of a Lehman bailout [facilitation, takeover]. It's not rallying because 1) the Street figured out that these events do not stop the drop in the markets;

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  • After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note:  "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."

  • Rio Tinto

    Chinese aluminum maker Chinalco, which holds a minority stake in Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto, may raise its stake if market conditions are right but it has no timetable for such a move, its president said on Monday.

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  • The German business confidence index (Ifo) declined to the lowest levels since August 2005, increasing concerns about a weakening Europe. The dollar has popped to its highest levels of the year. And Russia's stock market is down 5 percent to its lowest levels in six years, as most European countries are signaling they will not recognize the breakaway states of Georgia.

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  • The Dow shed 1.6 percent, putting it dangerously close to bear territory, as a fresh wave of worries about fallout from the mortgage crisis slammed financials.

  • Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • Good news -- for bears: The markets are still heading lower, according to Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group. He tells CNBC that investors are being overly optimistic when it comes to equities -- because the U.S. economy isn't even close to a recovery

  • Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

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    Mining giant BHP Billiton, bidding for rival Rio Tinto in what would be the world's second-biggest takeover, posted a 30 percent rise in half-year profit on Monday, boosted by Chinese demand.

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  • European shares ended a choppy session in positive territory on Thursday as a recovery in commodity prices helped energy and mining shares and fears over price pressures were partially quelled by U.S. inflation data.

  • European shares dropped on Wednesday as fresh concern about the impact of the credit crunch on the banking sector hit financial shares, while a late spike in the oil price rekindled worries about inflation.

  • Commodities and inflation remain the main story, and while stocks are well off their July lows, the advance remains tentative due to concerns about a slower global economy.