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  • Sony became one of the latest companies to announce layoffs in attempt to rein in costs and weather the weak economy.

  • Stocks advanced Monday, but ended off session highs, as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Further layoffs on Monday from big market names, including a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average an American business icon, added to employment gloom.

  • Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • The White House said Monday it was "very likely" to reach a deal with Congress to aid U.S. auto makers — providing Democratic legislators can offer specific terms. Meanwhile, more glum earnings and job-cut statements came from 3M, MetLife and Dow Chemical. Crunching these concepts together, experts told CNBC that the market is bottoming and the smart money is quietly starting to buy up energy, tech stocks — and airlines.

  • Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • The equity turn around Friday from disastrous employment numbers sends a signal to traders and investors that the markets had priced in that world coming to an end. For most Republicans, this happened in November.

  • Futures are trading up on hopes that the stimulus package from India, talk of a greater stimulus package from China, and President-elect Obama's talk to launch the biggest public infrastructure works project since Eisenhower will be game changers in the global slowdown.

  • When will the market finally hit the bottom? That's the question on investors' minds, and CNBC went straight to the C-suite for answers.

  • Corporate bonds are getting some traction among investment professionals these days. Randall Eley of the Edgar Lomax Company takes the argument a step beyond, and favors putting money back into large-cap stocks.

  • Another day, another final-hour swing. At 2:55pm, the Dow was once again drifting into negative territory. But unlike much of this week, when the markets sold off and ended at the lows of the day, a NBC News report revealing President-Elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary propelled a strong late-day rally.

  • Among the nations largest companies at least 5 CEOs are currently buying their own stock. What do they know that you don’t?

  • Remember Crazy Eddie? Well, now CEO’s are saying their stock prices are insane.

  • Stocks made a third attempt at a rally Thurdsay though techs took a beating amid worries about the outlook for the sector.

  • A rally spurred by bargain hunting fizzled Thursday as weakness in technology leaders offset strength energy-related companies.

  • Stocks wavered after an early pop Thursday as the latest batch of earnings and a disappointing weekly jobless report stoked recession fears.

  • U.S. stocks opened slightly higher despite worse-than-expected weekly jobless numbers and growing recession fears.

  • S&P futures moved about 40 points off their highs of the morning, before posting a slight rebound off the lows late in the morning. They are finishing the morning session only down slightly.

  • Stocks are trapped in a volatile selling wave, driven by fears of the weakening global economy even as credit markets continue to show signs of improvement.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.