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  • Stocks were on their way back up again as investors shrugged of some disappointing economic data and kept an optimistic outlook about President-elect Obama's economic-stimulus plan.

  • Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a reports showed pending-home sales and factory orders declined, while a measure of the service sector unexpectedly improved.

  • That we didn't see it is a good sign. This is what is called a "consolidation phase," and while it does not guarantee the rally will continue, it is an encouraging sign.

  • Stocks were poised to rebound slightly Tuesday, as investors waited for some more data on the broader economy due shortly after the start of trading.

  • Stocks skidded as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

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  • Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.

  • Stocks rebounded Tuesday as investors cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.

  • General Motors up 10 percent pre-open as GMAC clears a major hurdle: They say they have raised enough capital to satisfy the Fed's condition to become a bank-holding company. This appears to be a new program operating within the TARP — so we now have a program specifically designed to invest in auto companies.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday, after ending down on Monday, with investors still hoping for a last rally in the final days of the year.

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    The Dow slid on Monday after Kuwait pulled out of a joint venture with Dow Chemical due to the deepening global recession, threatening Dow's planned takeover of Rohm & Haas.

  • Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Stocks declined Monday as many investors were still away on holiday in this typically low-volume week between Christmas and New Year's.

  • Israel/Hamas, Pakistan/India driving oil and commodities up; Kuwait nixing Dow Chem deal hits Rohm & Haas shares; but Santa Claus rally seems to be holding.

  • U.S. stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street as many investors were still away and with thin trading in Europe and Asia.

  • Mortgage rates are falling, a housing bottom looks near, oil's at $34, and GM lives to see another day.

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    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.

  • This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.

  • After largely fading from public consciousness following the dot-com bubble, day traders are back with a vengeance. But they're much different today from the 1990s image of someone in sweatpants trading at home.