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  • Investment In Geothermal Industry Heating Up Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    With billions of dollars now moving into geothermal energy projects around the world, it is no longer a marginal business, meriting a second look by investors looking for a clean technology subsector with significant upside potential.

  • Futures popped 8 points as CPI was a bit below expectations. Prior to the CPI, the bond market broke to lows for the year as the Wall Street Journal's front page asks, "Recession? Not So Fast, Say Some."

  • HP Drags on Dow; Yahoo Buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.

  • HP Drags on Dow; Icahn Buzz Boosts Yahoo Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.

  • H-P, Financials Drag on Dow; Oil Nears $127 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.

  • Broker Earnings Estimates Cut by Oppeheimer Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:45 AM ET

    Oppenheimer cut its earnings estimates on some U.S. brokers based on its outlook on the capital markets and sizable estimated revenue reversals due to an accounting rule that lets companies elect to use fair value for certain assets and liabilities.

  • Stronger retail sales than expected (ex-auto up 0.5 percent, the best showing since November) has caused an 8-point pop in futures. Elsewhere: 1) Hewlett-Packard's $12.6 b deal for Electronic Data systems ($25.00 a share) is a direct challenge to IBM.

  • Techs, Financials Lead Rally; HP Skids Monday, 12 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks started the week off higher, led by financials and technology stocks. RIMM and MBIA rose, while HP declined.

  • Stocks Advance; MBIA, RIMM Jump Monday, 12 May 2008 | 2:22 PM ET

    Stocks started the week off higher as the dollar rose to a two-month high and oil receded. MBIA bounced despite reporting an astouding quarterly loss.

  • Morgan Stanley Raises $4 Billion for Infrastructure Monday, 12 May 2008 | 4:30 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley said on Monday it has raised a $4 billion infrastructure fund, exceeding its target, and is targeting investments in sectors like transportation, energy and utilities.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Banks Skid Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from the prior session's slide, led by techs and materials, as techs staged a rebound and materials benefited from higher metal prices. Better-than-expected retail sales also buoyed the market.  Financials declined after federal regulators proposed increased oversight of investment banks.

  • NY Judge Orders Trial in Clear Channel Buyout Fight Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:09 AM ET

    A New York state judge said Wednesday a dispute over financing the $20 billion buyout of Clear Channel Communications would go to trial on a breach of contract claim filed against six banks, according to a court filing.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Rally; Oil Tops $122 Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • Energy, Tech Talk Fuel Market Rebound Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Tops $122; Fannie Rises Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Tops $121; Fannie Drops Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday as oil again topped $121 a barrel and Fannie Mae posted a third straight quarterly loss.

  • Stocks Falter as Oil Rises; Yahoo Plunges Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • GM Drags on Dow; Oil Fuels Commods Trade Monday, 5 May 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks declined, with General Motors dragging on the Dow amid news of another strike and Yahoo weighing on technology stocks.

  • Layoffs Loom at Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Lehman Monday, 5 May 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Wall Street is being hit by another wave layoffs, with Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and JPMorgan Chase all set to axe staff in the near future.