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  • 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.

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    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...

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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    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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.