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New jobless claims hit a 7-year high Thursday; and even strong companies look weaker in the future. But some strategists see hopeful market signs amid the chaos. CNBC canvassed economic and financial experts for their insights.
Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.
Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.
Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.
U.S. companies ranging from chemicals like Du Pont, to pharmas like Pfizer and Schering Plough, and financials like Fifth Third and BlackRock, reported earnings Tuesday.
U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.
With so many other factors powering the market these days, third-quarter earnings could be little more than an afterthought.
Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.
Futures fell sharply Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.
Blackrock Vice Chairman Robert Doll, a widely followed market strategist, conceded Thursday that the U.S. stock market is crashing.
The Bond kings react to the Fed leaving the interest rate unchanged at 2 percent, while Morgan Stanley reports strong earnings numbers. Following are today's top videos:
After hours, CNBC learned that AIG has hired JP Morgan to advise on raising new capital...
Troubled insurance giant American International Group has hired JP Morgan Chase to advise on raising new capital or come up with some kind of deal that infuses the company with enough money to prevent a possible dowgrade, CNBC has learned..
BlackRock is trying to raise some $3 billion to create a second fund that will buy distressed debt that banks are trying to unload because of the credit crisis, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Chief Executive Dick Fuld is running out of time not only to keep his job as CEO but have the Wall Street firm remain independent.
Negativity about the stock market is rampant, and to BlackRock Vice Chairman Bob Doll, that is a healthy sign. Doll is BlackRock's chief investment officer for global equities, and he visits plenty of financial advisers. "The mood is very thick," he said. "To the contrarian, it feels good."
Lehman Brothers Holdings Chief Executive Dick Fuld continues to work feverishly on possible transactions that will help the investment bank drum up much-needed capital and offset possibly billions in further writedowns, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Stocks rallied Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss. It's going to be the same story next week: Energy prices. Even if there are disappointments in CPI or Wal-Mart's earnings, investors are expected to overlook them as the drop in gas prices puts more money in consumers' pockets.
Stocks rallied Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices helped offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.