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  • For the week ending Friday, July 11, 2008, the U.S. markets finished in bear market territory with the Dow dipping below 11,000 during intraday for the first time in 2 years.

  • To give you an idea of how much trading went on today, Freddie Mac traded nearly 400 million shares--nearly two-thirds of the entire 646 million share float. Markets rose briefly in the middle of the day as Reuters reported that Fed Chairman Bernanke would open the Fed's discount window to Fannie and Freddie...

  • Ashland to Acquire Hercules for $2.6 Billion Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Ashland, which makes chemicals and Valvoline motor oil, said on Friday that it would acquire Hercules in a $2.6 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly boost its product offerings.

  • Battle The Bear Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    The Dow finished higher on Thursday propelled by optimism about a major deal in the chemicals sector and comments from Ben Bernanke. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Indexes Eke Out Gains After Wild Session Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.

  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Stocks Swing Wildly; Financials Get Slammed Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is helping to finance Dow's just-announced deal to buy specialty chemical maker Rohm and Haas for over $15 billion in cash. Berkshire is contributing an equity investment in the form of $3 billion worth of convertible preferred securities.  The Kuwait Investment Authority is also making a $1 billion investment.

  • Dow Chemical to Buy Rohm & Haas for $18.8 Billion Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:35 AM ET
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    Dow Chemical said on Thursday it would buy rival Rohm and Haas for $15.3 billion in a move to broaden its product offerings in higher margin markets such as paints, coatings and electronic materials.

  • Two pieces of positive news this morning: 1) Wal-Mart sales better than expected and raising guidance, and 2) Dow Chemicalspacer buying Rohm and Haas. Jobless claims lower than expected is also a help.

  • Debt to Remain Investment Grade: Dow CEO Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 7:47 AM ET

    Dow Chemical, which earlier Thursday announced a deal to acquire Rohm and Haas for $18.8 billion, has early indication from credit ratings agency Moody's that its debt will remain investment grade following the deal, said Chief Executive Andrew Liveris on Thursday.

  • Time to Sell Energy Stocks, and Other Top Trades Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Ahead of the Fed's decision on Wednesday, the market pros shared stock picks with CNBC.

  • CNBC Top Videos of the Day: Energy Worries Reign Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Energy concerns weighed heavily on Wall Street on Tuesday. What follows are the day's video highlights.

  • Banking On A Bottom? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Dow closed lower on Tuesday with stocks slipping on concerns about the economy after consumer confidence fell to a 16-year low. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stock Rally Fizzles but Financials Still Shine Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower as a midday rally fizzled by the closing bell. Financials held onto modest gains.

  • Stocks Recover, Led by Battered Financials Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    Stocks moved higher as a fallback in oil prices and a recovery in financial shares helped reverse an earlier decline.

  • Global Markets Struggle With Inflation Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stock markets around the world have been weaker recently as they struggle with the implications of global inflation. Asian markets in particular are worried; Asian currencies have been weak on inflation concerns.

  • Dow Chemical Hikes Prices to Keep Up With Oil Surge Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Dow Chemical, the biggest U.S. chemicals manufacturer, said Tuesday it will raise prices for its products by as much as 25 percent, institute freight surcharges and cut back on output of some products because of soaring energy prices.

  • Stock Prices Recover From Morning Selloff Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

    Stocks moved higher as a fallback in oil prices and a recovery in financial shares helped reverse an earlier decline.