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  • Expect more energy price volatility price ahead, said Mark Waggoner, president of Excel Futures, and Rachel Ziemba, analyst at RGE Monitor.

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    Stocks racked up gains across a wide range of sectors on Thursday, boosted by rising commodity prices, improving labor market conditions, and a pullback in Treasury yields.

  • Stocks skidded Wednesday as techs dragged and the jump in oil prices spurred worries about the recovery in consumer spending. Stocks had opened higher, buoyed by Home Depot's raised outlook, but those gains quickly faded.

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday as oil prices jumped above $71 and Home Depot raised its outlook.

  • Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow.  Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.

  • With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained. Weak retail sales tempered the mood.

  • Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports tarnished the shine on recovery hopes.   Wal-Mart led the few Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • Investors are now concerned that the current state of world economies can’t support oil much above $60. Will oil’s collapse trigger the next leg down?

  • Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports got the market off to a lower start.  Wal-Mart led Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • Stocks retreated Wednesday as a weak ADP report on the employment situation, and misses on both ISM services and factory orders  offered a reminder that the economy isn't out of the woods.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

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    The S&P 500 rose above its 200-day moving average for the first time since May 2008 on an intraday basis, sending a major signal to the bulls.

  • With only a few hours left to trade in the month of May, the Street is already trying to get a handle on what’s to come in early June

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    Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    With demand for gasoline, and the ethanol that goes into it, expected to rise, oil companies are trying to benefit.