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  • New Month, But Same Depressing Markets Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    While investors hoped that a new year would bring better results, a plethora of downbeat earnings reports, poor corporate outlooks, gloomy economic data, and heightened concerns over the health of many large financial firms plagued the markets in January.

  • The Market's Latest Victim: 'Buy-And-Hold' Strategy Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    "People have learned that if you don't take a profit, it goes away," says one market pro.  "Even somebody who's really biased towards buy-and-hold is giving up."

  • Despite Layoffs, Government Work Force Growing Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Downsizing

    Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam?

  • Pops & Drops: Wells Fargo, Caterpillar Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 7:20 PM ET

    Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wells Fargo and General Dynamics popped while Caterpillar and Pfizer dropped.

  • Stocks Log Worst January Ever Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks declined as uncertainty about the government's so-called "bad bank" plan rattled the market.

  • The January Effect Looks Grim Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    "As goes January, so goes the year" is a common adage on the street.  If that is the case, we are in for a tough rest of the year for the markets.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week & Month Ending 1/30 Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    On a week dominated by earnings, the economic stimulus plan and discussions over a government-run "bad bank," the major US markets were flat to negative on the week.  The Dow and S&P 500 marked their worst January on record, each dropping over 8% for the month. 

  • Stocks Slide; Citigroup, P&G Drag on Dow Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop from a better-than-expected GDP report as anxiety over the foggy forecast got the best of the market.

  • Stocks Down Over 1%; Amazon Soars Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 1:36 PM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop from a better-than-expected GDP report as anxiety over the foggy forecast got the best of the market.

  • Futures Yo-Yo After GDP Report Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:58 AM ET

    Futures bounced up and down Friday as investors tried to make sense of a report that showed the economy shrunk less than expected in the fourth quarter.

  • Yoshikami: Investing in Infrastructure --  Now or Later? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:53 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Sell Block: Does Infrastructure Still Work? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:36 PM ET

    The "roads and bridges" approach to economic recovery President Obama talked so much about seems to have disappeared. Or, in the very least, it's much smaller than we anticipated. So are the stocks worth buying anyway?

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer Hearts Rush Limbaugh? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    President Barack Obama's stimulus plan makes strange bedfellows.

  • Big Layoffs No Longer Help Boost a Company's Stock Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:02 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Not  even big layoffs can convince investors that companies are shoring up their balance sheet and are a safe place to put money.

  • More Layoffs Announced—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:40 PM ET

    More companies announced layoffs on Thursday as the employment picture continued to dim.

  • Job Seekers Are 'Feeling the Economic Tsunami' Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    This week alone, U.S. companies including Sprint, Home Depot, Caterpillar, Texas Instruments, and others announced they would cut more than 60,000 jobs.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Who Are the Real Protectionists? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:49 PM ET

    Nucor's Dan DiMicco answered that question in an interview with Cramer. Find out what the CEO had to say about Obama's stimulus, the new president's plans for infrastructure spending and more.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer's Six Quick Picks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

    A flurry of strong earnings reports has put some stocks in the buy column.

  • More Layoffs Announced—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    More companies announced layoffs on Tuesday as the employment picture continued to dim.