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  • Pros Say: Bear Market Rallies = New Reality Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Lousy sales, weak earnings and more layoffs reigned over Thursday, with glum news from Nokia, Viacom, Merck, AT&T, DuPont, Credit Suisse and retailers across the board. European central banks enacted big rate cuts. And  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke urged more government efforts to stanch soaring home foreclosures. But CNBC heard from experts who say that while the news will get worse through 2009, markets will periodically rally — and one strategist sees the Dow at 12,000 in 2010.

  • Stocks Move Lower in Choppy Trading Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Stocks Rally Despite Economic News Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    Stocks overcame an array of dismal economic reports and rode hopes that the market may have achieved at least a temporary bottom to close higher Wednesday.

  • Pros Say: Fed Moves Can Kill Recession (UPDATED) Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama nominated Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) for commerce secretary Wednesday, the same day that United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger announced the UAW would make huge concessions in order to help the Big 3 automakers nail government bailout funds. CNBC heard from experts who said the drop in gasoline prices bodes well for the first quarter and Ben Bernanke just may save us from a severe recession. (UPDATED)

  • If Big 3 Get Bailout, Charge More At Parking Meters! Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:21 PM ET
    Parking Meter

    Yesterday we learned that the windy city wants to lease its parking meters to a private company that would raise daytime hourly parking rates in downtown Chicago from $3 now to $6.50 by 2012. Sound exorbitant?

  • Automakers Want $34 Billion, What Do We Get? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
    Chevrolet Dealership

    Chrysler's plan may be the most troubling, largely because it shows how much money the company needs right away. Chrysler wants $7 Billion by the end of the year. Chrysler's plan also talks about the "synergies" that would be derived from Chrysler being consolidated with another auto maker.

  • Futures Point Lower as Economy Weakens Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stocks were set to give back some of their sharp gains from Tuesday's session but were off their morning lows after data showed a sharp increase in mortgage applications last week.

  • S&P Jumps 4% Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks snapped back on Tuesday after global bellwether General Electric lifted investor optimism by pledging to leave its dividend intact.

  • Auto Makers Report Sharply Lower November Sales Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    U.S. light vehicle sales at General Motors and Chrysler plunged more than 40 percent in November, while Ford's sales dropped 31 percent, battered by an economic storm that has sent consumer demand for new vehicles to lows not seen in decades.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday as investors scooped up bargains and were encouraged by news that General Electric will keep its dividend intact.

  • Stocks Rebound Amid Bargain Hunting Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Stocks rose sharply Tuesday as investors scooped up beaten-down stocks after the prior session's selloff that saw the Dow give back 700 points.

  • Small Players Vie for ‘Green Car’ Loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    A number of small companies are angling for a piece of a $25 billion auto industry loan program, set up by the Department of Energy to quicken the development of fuel-efficient cars.

  • BEHIND THE MONEY: Goldman Can't Let Go Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Goldman shares are lower, as the rest of the financials rebound... is the firm still a bastion of strengthen in the industry?

  • Stocks Bounce Back After Sharp Selloff Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday, clawing back some of what they lost Monday, when the Dow shed nearly 700 points.

  • No Corporate Jets for Auto Executives This Time Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Big 3 Bailout

    Today is the day we see in clear detail how bad things are for Detroit's auto maker, and what they plan to do to fix the mess. It's a mix of bad news and hopeful promises.

  • Big Three May Need to Trim Number of Brands Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 5:04 AM ET
    Ford

    For the Big Three automakers to win over Washington lawmakers in their bid for federal aid, they will have to address a critical question in the business plans they give to Congress on Tuesday.

  • What Bailouts? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Washington’s been a lot harder on Wall Street than you might think. Here’s why the Citi rescue is a signal to buy.