U.S. stock index futures traded lower on Thursday, as hopes faded that a rescue-for-reforms deal for crisis-struck Greece was nearing.» Read More
Futures plunged after a report showed the unemployment shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.
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Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally. All three major indexes had been negative for most of the day, but the Dow tip-toed over the line at the last minute, helped by a 5% gain in GM.
Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.
Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and rain on the post-Gustav rally.
Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and sabotage the post-Gustav rally.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday after the previous session's post-Gustav rally fizzled out.
Maybe the financials have bottomed and maybe they haven’t, but either way it looks like more write-downs lie ahead.
The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.
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As the value of home mortgages crumbles by the day, Wall Street has hoped that commercial real estate loans would stay clear of the storm, the New York Times reported.
The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.
Some private equity firms are balking over Fuld's terms to sell them a part of Lehman's investment management business, which includes the firm's crown jewel, the Neuberger & Berman asset management unit.
Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.
US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.
Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.
US stocks declined Thursday as oil surged and worries about the future of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers weighed on the market.
US stocks declined Thursday as worries about the future of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers weighed on the market. Oil surged past $120 a barrel.