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  • 'Dark Knight' Overshadows Box Office Rivals Again Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 11:12 PM ET

    Batman buried his rivals at the North American box office for a second weekend on Sunday, racing past $300 million in a record 10 days.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 25, 2008, the markets closed mixed for the week, on negative housing data, and mixed earnings results.  An early rally in financial and airlines stocks, supported by the continued slide in oil prices, was quickly wiped away by ongoing uncertainty in the economy. The Dow dropped more than 280 points on Thursday, marking the worst one day point drop in over a month. However, Friday saw a slight rebound on strong durable goods and a bounce back in consumer sentiment.  Only the Nasdaq finished slightly up 1.2% for the week.  The Dow and S&P finished down 1.09% and 0.23%, respectively.

  • Is GE the New Citigroup? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    A major Middle Eastern investor should help the company. But there are more reasons to like this stock.

  • Hitachi, GE Foray Into Mid-Size Nuclear Reactors Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    Hitachi and General Electric plan to wade deeper into the field of midsize nuclear reactors, seeking to tap growing demand for smaller power plants in Southeast Asia and other emerging markets.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish With Banks in the Lead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks surged in the final hour of trading as a sharp drop in oil prices and an analyst note prompted a late rally in financials. The Nasdaq eked out a gain but investors still punished select techs, including Apple and Texas instruments after the firms dispatched disappointing results.

  • Titan Tuesday: Executives Sound Off on Economy Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC asked the smartest people in the room for their thoughts on the markets and the economy. 

  • Immelt: US Faces 'Tough Times,' Global Growth Strong Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    U.S. consumers are going to continue to feel pain until housing prices stabilize, even though global growth remains mostly strong, General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt said.

  • GE, Abu Dhabi Firm in $8 Billion Clean Energy Venture Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    Conglomerate General Electric and Abu Dhabi investment agency Mubadala Development said on Tuesday they have entered into an $8 billion joint venture with an initial focus on providing commercial finance in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Earnings: Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    A very mixed earnings picture in the last twelve hours. Yes, AmEx, Apple, and Merck and Texas Instruments disappointed. But DuPont, Suntrust and Packaging Corp. were better than expected.

  • Protests, Ambush Marketing Hurt Olympic Brand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:47 AM ET

    Protests against China's policies at home and abroad, as well as marketing techniques used by companies that are not official Olympic sponsors, have made the Beijing games a risky proposition for some sponsors.

  • This is all great news for Warner Bros. and its parent company Time Warner. The studio faltered with high-budget "Speed Racer," which bombed at the box office. It bounced back with megahit "Sex and the City", which exceeded all expectations.

  • Happy Anniversary Dow 14000! Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Dow Industrials’ first close above 14,000. Needless to say, it has been quite a ride for the Dow since it first reached that milestone; the Dow continued to establish new all-time highs into October before falling to 2-year lows this month.

  • Farrell: Of Banks and Oil Seepage Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:36 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Wells Fargo handed in some good results, but watch for trouble out of Wachovia.

  • Sucker's Rally? Stock Gains Likely to Be Short-Lived Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    "It's a sucker's rally," Kathy Boyle, president of Chapin Hill Advisors, says of this week's market move. "If you make money here, don't get greedy."

  • The Wild Green Yonder Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Airline manufacturers are trying to bolster their green credentials by playing down the importance of speed and lauding initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of flying, as well as the cost.

  • United Tech Profit Beats Forecast, Raises Outlook Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    Diversified U.S. manufacturer United Technologies said Thursday quarterly profit beat Wall Street forecasts, on solid demand for Otis elevators and fire and security equipment from the commercial construction sector, and boosted its full-year profit outlook.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    Over 1.4 billion shares and $16.5 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions on Lobbying Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:35 AM ET

    For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.

  • Best Trades Now: Chemicals, Conglomerates & More Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:08 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the experts for their best investment advice now.

  • Bernanke's Important Points On Solving Problems Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    We are seeing a modest rally, led by financials. Lehman, for example, has gone from $12 at its bottom shortly after 10 am ET to just about $14, up 11 percent, though most other financials remain in negative territory.