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  • Money Flow: More Out Of Bonds Then Into Stocks Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.

  • Stocks Close Higher On Financials, Lower Oil Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 3:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed with solid gains, though well  off their highs, amid strength in the financial sector and a big decline in oil prices.

  • Financials Push Stocks Up as Oil Tumbles Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher, pushed upward by credit card companies despite some less-than-stellar economic reports and news that oil supplies took a dramatic and unexpected slide.

  • Stocks Get Boost from Credit Cards, Financials Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher, pushed upward by credit card companies despite some less-than-stellar economic reports and news that oil supplies took a dramatic and unexpected slide.

  • Dow Chemical's CEO: Where's the U.S. Energy Plan? Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    Dow's CEO, Andrew Liveris, noted that first quarter feedstock and energy costs were up "a staggering 42 percent," putting strains on the company and its relations with customers. For most chemical companies, price increases have failed to keep up with raw material increases.

  • Oil Drops, Stocks Pop Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 6:19 PM ET

    The Dow ended higher Tuesday led by technology companies as a sharp drop in crude oil prices rekindled hopes of increased consumer and business spending on tech gear...

  • Why Stocks Had A Modest Rally Today Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Overall, 3 stocks advanced for every 2 that declined. OK, it's not a roaring start to the summer, but consider the headlines: 1) May Conference Board Consumer Confidence fell to the lowest since October 1992.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Lower Oil Boosts Tech Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed with solid gains, led by technology companies such as Apple, as investors bet that a sharp drop in crude oil prices will help shore up consumer and business spending on tech gear.

  • Market Worry: Stocks Hitting Recent Lows Again Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    We are down three out of four days and the uptrend that began with the March bottom has now been broken. Many financials like Lehman are already sitting at or near their March lows.

  • BofA Cuts Outlook for Lehman, Goldman & M.Stanley Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 8:06 AM ET

    Bank of America forecast a second-quarter loss for Lehman Brothers Holdings and cut its earnings outlook for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, and said brokers may continue to underperform in the current challenged credit environment.

  • UBS Launches $15.5 Billion Discounted Rights Issue Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    Swiss bank UBS launched a deeply discounted rights issue worth 16 billion Swiss francs ($15.55 billion) on Thursday at a third below its latest market price in a bid to lure investors to repair its battered balance sheet.

  • Oil Gushes to Record, Stocks Plummet Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Oil suffocates any chance of stock gains and the Fed minutes further the declines. Also, playing the airlines as a proxy for oil and Dick Bove on summer for the financials.

  • Dow Sheds 1.8% After Fed Cuts Outlook Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel.  The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.

  • Market Drops On Fed Minutes Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:32 PM ET

    The Dow has dropped 450 points in the last two days. Most of this is due to the record high price of oil, but at 2 PM ET today the markets dropped further as the Fed came out with its minutes, wherein they...

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Uptick in Leading Indicators Boosts Stocks Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as an uptick in leading indicators offered investors a modest confirmation of the optimism they've been trading on.

  • Wall Street Banks Have Profit Outlooks Cut Again Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:29 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Citigroup slashed its earnings outlook for Wall Street investment banks, Goldman Sachs Group, Lehman Brothers Holdings and Morgan Stanley, citing a tough operating environment.

  • "Stealth Layoffs" Sweep across Wall Street Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:14 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    While layoffs are nothing new in the financial industry (they come with almost every downturn), this round seems different: it is eerily quiet, the New York Times reports.

  • 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."