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U.S. stocks traded sharply lower as fresh multi-year lows in oil prices and another merger weighed ahead of the Fed's decision on rates next week.
CNBC's Jim Cramer doesn't see an upward path for the market heading into next year.
Two bits of news showed the direction of the economy. Yahoo's nonspin off of Alibaba gained twice as many news hits as Dow and DuPont's megamerger.
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said Friday the groundwork for a deal with DuPont had already been laid out.
Take a look at some of Friday's early movers: DOW, DD, KO, UTX, BABA, YHOO & more
U.S. stock futures were sharply lower this morning, after Wall Street snapped a three-session losing streak Thursday.
U.S. stocks closed well off session highs, but mostly shook off the decline in oil as beaten-down sectors such as energy were among the top gainers.
U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, after another volatile day for oil knocked Wall Street lower for the fifth session out of the last six.
Markets could again be buffeted by year-end crosscurrents and positioning ahead of the Fed, but oil may have the final say Thursday.
Jim Cramer says the new cycle in the market is defined by squandered versus seized opportunities — and Yahoo totally bombed it.
U.S. stocks closed lower, shaking off an earlier boost from news of a potential merger, as investors eyed a renewed decline in oil.
Despite increased M&A activity and a potential Fed hike looming, one strategist thinks the economy remains neutral.
Dow Chemical and DuPont are expected to announce a merger of equals by Thursday, sources told CNBC.
Wednesday's three big stock stories
CNBC Pro asked experts and ran quantitative analysis to find the market implications of a Dow and DuPont merger.
"I don't think this was a great call by the two boards," contended Jeff Sonnenfeld of the Yale School of Management.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's early movers: TWTR, KMI, YHOO, DD, AAPL & more
U.S. stock futures were looking over their shoulders at the energy markets this morning, after two days of whiplash from falling oil prices.
Some say gun maker Remington's landmark legal settlement could still leave millions of defective rifles in the public’s hands.
The final month of the year may bring holiday cheer to one group of stocks, if history is any guide.