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  • Stocks End Mixed Amid Hope for Relief Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 5:03 PM ET

    US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.

  • Trader Radar - Thursday Aug. 21st Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. This New York-based company began in the 1800s as a printing company however now it’s best known for its shops with in-house cafes and access to Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for a happy ending look elsewhere; the stock was a horror story today, after the company gave a weak sales forecast. Who is it?

  • Whale Watching: Bill Ackman Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 6:36 PM ET
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    Wall Street whale Bill Ackman is known to patiently stalk his prey for years. Yes, beneath his smooth exterior and soft-spoken demeanor lies the heart of a killer. Should you trade in his wake?

  • Key To Market? Big Cap Financials Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    This is crunch time for this little mini-rally--since the earnings news is mixed, it will be critical for the market to move sideways or up today, and avoid retracing any of the last two days gains. Options expiration today.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Financials Lead Rebound; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Merger Buzz, Jobless Report Boost Stocks Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Higher Oil Prices Grounding Airline Merger? Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    The original bid for Alitalia by Air France-KLM was based on an oil price of $86 a barrel, according to the Deputy CEO of Air France, in an interview on CNBC Europe. Those talks were shelved a month ago, but at $120 to $130, the Deputy CEO said that Air France-KLM would have to come up with a more "difficult and demanding" business plan.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 10:24 PM ET

    Stocks may try to shake off losses Thursday, but spiking oil prices and a weak dollar could hold back efforts to rally.

  • Dow Sheds 1.8% After Fed Cuts Outlook Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel.  The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.

  • Stocks Drop as Oil Pops Above $132; AMR Skids Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks opened flat Wednesday after oil breezed past $130 a barrel, fueling inflation fears.

  • Barnes and Noble Eyeing Borders Bid: WSJ Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:53 PM ET
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    U.S. bookseller Barnes and Noble is looking into a possible bid for competitor Borders Group, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • Boomer Stocks To Play Friday, 16 May 2008 | 9:46 AM ET
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    There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.

  • Gaining from Customer Satisfaction Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 12:26 PM ET
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    We have all had some miserable customer service experiences and as we sit on hold or try to navigate through yet another voice response system, we wonder how can these companies get away with this.  In fact, a 2006 Harris Interactive Poll showed 40% of us would rather go to the dentist than deal with poor customer service.  My most recent mind numbing experience with my phone company, Verizon, made me wonder if there is a way to translate this into investing opportunities.   Here is what I found...

  • Financials Lead Rally; Dow Gains 3.4% on Week Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Thursday, boosted by a late-breaking Federal Reserve announcement, a better-than-expected regional manufacturing report and an upbeat analyst note on financials. Oil prices were back above $100 a barrel.

  • Philly Fed Report Buoys Stocks; Oil Over $100 Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks turned sharply higher Thursday after a closely-watched regional manufacturing report came in better than expected. Commodity prices continued to recede.

  • Dollar rallying again today, up 1.7 percent since the close on Monday. The bold analyst call of the day (week, month, year?) goes to Punk Ziegel's Richard Bove, who last night titled his piece, "The Financial Crisis is Over," calling the Bear Stearns sale the watershed event, and concluded by saying "this is a once in a generation opportunity" to buy financial stocks.

  • Borders to Explore Sale, Suspends Dividend Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 7:03 AM ET

    U.S. book retailer Borders Group posted a fourth-quarter profit on Thursday but suspended its quarterly dividend and said it had launched a strategic review that will investigate selling the business.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Amid Ambac Rumors Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday, with financials taking a beating after news of more fallout from the subprime mess at Citigroup. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices receded.

  • Financial Stocks Hit by Citi News; Oil Slides Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday after dismal corporate news about Intel and Citigroup.