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  • Layoffs Keep Growing: Merck, Yahoo Slash Jobs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.

  • Stocks Fall On Earnings Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    The stock market deteriorated in the final 20 minutes of trading with the Dow closing with triple digit losses.

  • Dow Sheds More Than 200 in Late Selloff Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Four Reasons Stock Market Hasn't Reached Bottom Yet Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    The search of a market bottom likely will continue through the rest of the year and into 2009, as signs begin to emerge that a turning point is not yet upon Wall Street.

  • Stocks Retreat Amid Gloomy Outlooks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Caterpillar to Lay Off; Profit Misses Estimates Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 1:24 PM ET
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    Caterpillar missed market expectations by 2 cents Tuesday, reporting earnings per share of $1.39 for the third quarter, but it said it maintains its full-year outlook for earnings of $6 per share.

  • Why Today Is So Important Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Any close that is near break even or positive would be a sign that stocks are discounting a lot of bad news.

  • Opportunities in Beaten-Down Industrials Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    This year the S&P Industrial Index fared even worse than the S&P 500, but Eli Lustgarten, senior vice president of Longbow Research, sees opportunities in this beaten-down sector.

  • Stocks Turn Lower Again After Paring Losses Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.

  • Market Test--Can It Move Up On Bad Earnings? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    Futures are down in reaction to the poor earnings guidance we have seen from Dupont, Texas Instruments, Sandisk  and Sun Micro, among others, but the swing in the futures pre-open has been only 18 points, well below the 50-point spreads we have seen in the past few weeks.

  • Weak Outlooks, Lending Fears Hit Futures Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 8:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Melting the Glacier Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 8:25 PM ET

    Investors Tuesday will again be watching for progress in the credit markets, where the trickle from a slow thaw has been enough to end the drought of buyers in the stock market.

  • Lightning Round OT: Caterpillar, ABB and More Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 7:50 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Wall Street

    With so many other factors powering the market these days, third-quarter earnings could be little more than an afterthought.

  • Dow Slides but Logs Best Week in 5 1/2 Years Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 10/17 Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    Coming off the worst week ever where volatility continues to rule, enhanced by options expiration Friday, the major indexes are all up about 4% or greater for the week.

  • Wild Two Weeks Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Dow Industrials has shown some significant moves each day over the past two weeks. In fact, yesterday the Dow was up 10% from its session low to session high.

  • Stop Trading!: Four Dividend Plays From Cramer Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Plus, should we turn Social Security into a sovereign fund?

  • Dow and S&P on Track for Biggest Point Gains Ever Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    As of 3:30 the Dow was up over 700 points and the S&P was up over 85.  If they hold onto these gains, we will witness the biggest one day point gains ever.

  • Will the VP Debate benefit Sen. Obama? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).