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  • Lehman Says Did Not Access Fed Discount Window Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers Holdings said Tuesday that it has not accessed the Federal Reserve's discount window in an attempt to raise funds.

  • Dollar Rises on Bernanke's Warning, Factory Growth Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The dollar advanced broadly on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned about the inflationary impact of a weak currency, suggesting the central bank is not likely to cut interest rates further this year.

  • Stocks Skid After Drop in Auto Sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • Grasso May Be Able to Keep $185 Million Award Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Richard A.  Grasso may be able to keep the staggering $185 million award that once made him a symbol of Wall Street greed — a package awarded to him by the A-list board members at the exchange who eventually fired him, the NYT reports.

  • Lehman Says Raising Capital Is Only One Option Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:17 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers Holdings believes raising capital is only one of "dozens" of options that the bank would pursue if the right market opportunity presented itself or if the firm thought it would help investor perceptions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters

  • Banks Lead Market Fall Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 6:19 PM ET

    The Dow fell sharply on Monday after S&P jolted three leading U.S. banks with downgrades and Wachovia ousted CEO Ken Thompson. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Financial Woes Slam Stocks; GM Shines Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Monday, snapping last week's rally, amid a fresh wave of financial worries and inflation concerns. General Motors rose.

  • Financial Sector Slammed By Fresh Credit Worries Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:06 PM ET
    Credit Crunch

    Downgrades of three U.S. investment banks, an ouster of Wachovia's CEO and a bleak U.K. housing outlook reignited fears about the global credit crunch.

  • "Whack-ovia" Helps Drives Fear Of Financials Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    The latest shoe to drop came this afternoon when Standard & Poor said it was lowering the ratings of Merrill Lynch, Lehman and Morgan Stanley. Traders, though, say the move was not really a surprise and is trailing the market's view.

  • Financial Downgrade Slams Stocks; GM Rises Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks declined amid concerns about inflation following a manufacturing report and a fresh wave of concerns in the financial sector.

  • Three Big Wall Street Banks Are Downgraded by S&P Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 1:07 PM ET
    Credit Crunch

    Standard & Poor's cut the ratings of Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley and said the outlook for large US financial institutions is now mostly negative.

  • Month's End: Defining the May Market Story Friday, 30 May 2008 | 4:30 PM ET

    It's the last day of the month and no one wants to be a hero. But the Street is struggling to find a narrative -- it's not clear where we are, so instead of broad narratives I am getting a lot of little stories. Here are a few observations...

  • 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.