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  • 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.

  • 1) Reliance Steel just jumped 5 percent as they updated guidance, raising it 30 percent from previous guidance, due to much higher increases in carbon steel prices.

  • Futures Off Lows on Housing Report Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday -- the first day of the two-day Federal Reserve interest-rate meeting -- after package-delivery company UPS said after the bell Monday its profit would miss market expectations.

  • Confronting Inflation on Separate Continents Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 4:55 AM ET

    In the view of a central banker, the worst thing about skyrocketing food and energy prices is not their rise, but that most people think higher prices are here to stay, the New York Times reported.

  • Lightning Round: Wal-Mart, Apogee, Nortel and More Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Dems Kill Chances for Energy Independence? Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    A key bill suffered a setback in Congress today. Here’s how it affects you.

  • Kodak Becomes Latest Big Firm to Increase Prices Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    Eastman Kodak  said Friday it will hike prices on some products by as much as 20 percent due to soaring prices of energy and raw materials such as silver and aluminum.