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    Wall Street could extend gains this week if financial results from market bellwethers such as Cisco Systems and data suggest the U.S economic slowdown is not as dire as once feared.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

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    A reading of U.S. homebuilders' sentiment remained unchanged in April, just shy of its record low for the third consecutive month as the housing market failed to recover.

  • Why's Congress handing money to homebuilders that homeowners should get?

  • Homebuilder DR Horton tried to kill two birds with one stone this past weekend: unloading inventory and cleaning up the image of the housing market -- at least in a few towns in Southern California. The company held a first-come, first-served “Un-Auction."

  • Stocks retreated Thursday after another analyst warning on the financial sector and disappointing earnings from Oracle.

  • Stocks rallied Monday after JPMorgan Chase raised its offer for Bear Stearns and a report on home sales came in better than expected.

  • Stocks rallied into the new week after JPMorgan Chase raised its offer for Bear Stearns and a report on home sales came in better than expected.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street after the Easter break, with investors still nervous about the state of the economy.

  • Stocks declined Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said bank failures are likely as the housing crisis takes its toll, and a pair of economic reports came in weaker than expected.

  • Stocks declined Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said bank failures are likely as the housing crisis takes its toll, and a pair of economic reports came in weaker than expected.

  • Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

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    After all the doom and gloom in recent months, the beleagured housing market got a bit of good news on Wednesday.

  • D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. home builder, posted a quarterly loss that was narrower than expected Thursday as it took big inventory charges and wrote off land option contracts.

  • Cisco's downbeat earnings comments could make a dent in stocks Thursday morning. Ahead of the opening bell, investors will also be watching rate meetings by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.

  • Stocks closed with a big rally, led by beaten-down financial shares, but still ended one of the worst Januarys in years.

  • Homebuilders face a "side effect" challenge: a massive land glut. But one savvy entrepreneur is creating a new business from the builders' problems.

  • CNBC asked the pros on how to survive this kind of market. Here's what they had to say.

  • U.S. homebuilder sentiment sank to nearly a record low in January. A survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Home Builders cited the glut in houses on the block, and tight credit and lending conditions, as stimuli depressing the market. Nevertheless, several of the biggest builders -- and the firms with the worst outlooks -- saw their shares rise Wednesday.

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    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.