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  • Stock Picker Bullish On Infrastructure Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    "The whole world is negative, and scared to death," but Bill Spiropoulos sees opportunities all over the place -- from global infrastructure build-out to consumer stocks.

  • Stocks End Higher as Oil Falls Below $125 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher as oil broke below the key $125 a barrel mark.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish With Banks in the Lead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks surged in the final hour of trading as a sharp drop in oil prices and an analyst note prompted a late rally in financials. The Nasdaq eked out a gain but investors still punished select techs, including Apple and Texas instruments after the firms dispatched disappointing results.

  • Oil Boosts Stocks but Techs Weigh on Market Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    Stocks advanced, buoyed by a sharp drop in oil prices, but technology stocks dragged on the market after disappointing earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments.

  • Oil Buoys Stocks but Techs Drag Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Stocks advanced, buoyed by a sharp drop in oil prices, but technology stocks dragged on the market after disappointing earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments.

  • Earnings: Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    A very mixed earnings picture in the last twelve hours. Yes, AmEx, Apple, and Merck and Texas Instruments disappointed. But DuPont, Suntrust and Packaging Corp. were better than expected.

  • Caterpillar Beats Expectations on Foreign Demand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

    Construction and mining equipment company Caterpillar Inc said Tuesday quarterly earnings rose a greater-than-expected 34 percent as strong growth in emerging economies offset weakness in North America, Western Europe and Japan.

  • Web Extra: Tuesday's Earnings Edge Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:28 PM ET

    In Monday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play Washington Mutual, Caterpillar, UPS and more. 

  • Happy Anniversary Dow 14000! Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Dow Industrials’ first close above 14,000. Needless to say, it has been quite a ride for the Dow since it first reached that milestone; the Dow continued to establish new all-time highs into October before falling to 2-year lows this month.

  • Wall Street: What It's Looking For This Week Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:02 AM ET

    This week, with quarterly losses expected from Wachovia  and Washington Mutual due to defaulting mortgages, the market will also get data on existing home sales and new home sales.

  • Heavy Equipment Gets Green Treatment Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    Filling up the gas tank of an SUV is nothing compared to the amount of diesel it takes to run a 20-ton excavator all day.

  • Weird Day When My Mother Asks About Tattoo Removals Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    3) My mother writes the following note to me: "Dear Robert, Just received my quarterly statement, and was that sad... Found the name of a stock I was interested in called Palomar Chemicals, supposed to help removed tattoos. Love, Mom"

  • During the short holiday week, volatility ruled the markets, impacted by record oil prices, economic data, the auto industry and financials.  How did the markets stack up?

  • Dow Drops Into Bear Embrace Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday with the Dow closing in bear market territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks End First Half With a Whimper Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.

  • Traders Just Plain Confused Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    There is a change in sentiment as traders are trying to get their hands around the extent of the slowdown in global growth. New issues for the market: --global growth slowing.

  • Global Growth Slowing And It Hurts Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    Oshkosh, which makes heavy-duty vehicles for many commercial industries, talked about weak business here and overseas, with specific reference to softer conditions in western Europe, so companies that make any kind of heavy equipment are weak today,

  • UPS Shares Sink to 5-Year-Low After Profit Warning Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 10:47 AM ET
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    United Parcel Service on Monday warned that its second-quarter earnings would be below expectations due to a sluggish U.S. economy and soaring fuel costs.

  • UPS Slashes Outlook on Soaring Fuel Costs Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
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    United Parcel Service on Monday warned that its second-quarter earnings would be below expectations due to a sluggish U.S. economy and soaring fuel costs.

  • Reaping Winners Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    With Bunge slapping down $4.4 billion for Corn Products International how should you play the farming space, now?