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The Dow climbed higher on Wednesday as hopes of a General Motors bailout helped investors shrug off data depicting a worsening global economic downturn.
Why the excitement? Because there is already a tangible effect in the mortgage markets. It's likely mortgage rates will drop notably in the next day or so, perhaps as much as 50 basis points (a half point).
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JM Smucker and Tyson Foods popped while Astra-Zeneca and Freeport-McMoRan dropped.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Science & Engineering popped while Las Vegas Sands and Starbucks dropped.
The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis.
While bad for you, they're much-needed for the product makers. Plus, Cramer dishes on retail and credit cards.
Most banks getting capital injections from the Treasury surged Monday, but market pros still urge caution when putting them in your portfolio.
Q: On tonight's Trader Radar… We look at the stock lighting up screens across Wall Street today. This company helped pioneer the mass marketing of credit cards in the early 90s... and these days this "No Hassle" financial firm asks "What's in your wallet?"Today the company's own wallet got a boost from the Treasury Department, after selling stock as part of the Fed's bailout plan. Who is it? The answer when Fast Money returns...
Credit-card delinquencies are likely to become the next flashpoint in the credit crisis, though the impact on the economy won't be as severe as the housing slump, analysts say
This once-great company now operates in some of the worst parts of the economy.
It is now a week an a half since we saw the collapse of Lehman. Here is a snapshot of how the various banks have fared since that notorious weekend.
The Dow fell Tuesday as Congress spent the day bickering over the Wall Street bailout. Also, after hours we learned Warren Buffett is buying Goldman shares.
This week's wild ride on Wall Street literally mimicked a rollercoaster ride: a couple of stomach-turning drops before coasting to the end and dropping you off exactly where you started. After being down by nearly 1000 points at Wednesday's close, the Dow clawed back those 1000 points in the following two days leaving the blue-chip index off just about 40 points from where it ended last Friday!
Several companies with large operations in the financial services sector are looking to be added to the government's list of stocks that cannot be sold short.
The Dow closed in positive territory on Wednesday overcoming worries that the banking sector would be a drag on stocks.
The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.
Stocks closed lower, hurt by rising oil prices and fresh worries about the financial sector, though the market ended off its lows for the day.
Stocks opened lower amid signs that the consumer was buying fewer goods that will cost more in the future.