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    Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997.  7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.

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    As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.

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    Regarded as a safe investment, gold often shines during turbulent times when increased demand typically drives up prices. For the first time since last March, gold settled above $1,000 an ounce on Friday.  Since its low back in November, when gold was just over $700 an ounce, the bullion has risen 42%. During the same period the S&P 500 has plunged 15%.

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  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment. Delta Air Lines and Performance Food Group were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • Today's Tough Choice: Pay Cut or Furloughs? Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET
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  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:50 AM ET
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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Tuesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

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  • Game Plan: A Big Swing and a Miss for U.S. Stimulus Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 8:59 PM ET

    Hey, China got it right. Why couldn't we?

  • The Stimulus Trade Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 6:49 PM ET
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    Infrastructure is a major part of the new stimulus package. And Fast Money spoke to the man dolling out all that cash!

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:08 PM ET
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    The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.

  • A 'Careful, Honest Examination'? Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 6:01 PM ET

    We pull apart Barron's attempt to measure Cramer's stock-picking performance.

  • Cramer Battles Barron’s – Again Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    We love the attention we get from this financial-news weekly, but they're wrong about Jim's track record.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:18 AM ET
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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.

  • Pops & Drops: Visa, Caterpillar... Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:25 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Visa and Caterpillar popped while Dollar Tree and Unilever dropped.

  • Stocks Rise as Bank Hopes Gain Traction Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rough morning as banks got a boost from market chatter that the government may suspend a controversial accounting rule blamed for much of the contagion in the financial industry.

  • Caterpillar Options Spike on Share Movement Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    Caterpillar is seeing heavy options activity as its stock trades moderately higher Wednesday. Calls outnumber puts by a 3-1 ratio and are concentrated at the February 33 strike, where contracts were bought for $0.77, $0.80, and $0.81. Some May 40 calls also traded for $0.88, according to OptionMonster's real-time tracking systems.