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    US banks could become less competitive—and less profitable—from President Obama's proposed financial overhaul, analysts say

  • Stocks ended flat Wednesday as tech and consumer stocks rebounded but banks dragged after a credit downgrade on more than a dozen companies.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, the steels, retail ETFs and more.

  • This company did a great job of fending off the recession. But will that trend continue?

  • What Makes You Tick

    This commencement season, anxious graduates have gotten advice urging you to hang tough or “buck up” until things recover and you can begin climbing the career ladder of your choice...Forget false optimism. My business partner in the polling and research firm we run did a recent analysis of how extremely successful people found success in their chosen field.

  • The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq were all down over 2%, as of late this morning.  While these moves are significant, we have seen drops like this before in this rally.

  • The Dow eked out a gain Friday, bumping it into positive territory for the year, as Bank of America shares  rallied. But techs, energy and commodities retreated as crude oil dropped to around $72 a barrel.

  • Stocks opened lower Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector.

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    Floor trading resumed at the New York Stock Exchange after a computer glitch knocked out trading in 242 stocks around midday.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower on Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector. Export prices rose 0.6 percent in May, while import prices jumped 1.4 percent, mostly due to a surge in gasoline prices. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • After Thursday's strong 30-year Treasury auction, Friday saw reports of rising consumer confidence. What does this mean for the stock market?  Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights.

  • The Nasdaq's 50-day moving average crossed over its 200-day moving average last week.  Expect the same for the Dow and S&P in the days ahead.

  • The recent market rally and signs of green shoots in the economy has increased investors’ appetite for riskier asset classes.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed on Tuesday after 10 banks were approved to repay TARP loans. The companies are expected to give back some $68 billion, about twice what the government expected. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Nobody should buy a stock and nobody should buy a bond, said John Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday with financials leading. Ten banks are set to repay capital they received through the TARP. They're expected to give back some $68 billion, about twice what the government expected. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • The judge threw the book at the man, but at the same time he didn't sentence him by the book. Andrew Bodnar pleaded guilty to his role in the generic Plavix brouhaha a couple of years ago. And yesterday a District Court judge fined him $5,000 and ordered Bodnar to write a book about what happened. Write a book!

  • General Electric's oil and gas division has signed a $250 million deal with the Brazilian energy company Petroleo Brasileiro for offshore drilling equipment.

  • Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow.  Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.

  • With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.