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  • Stocks Tick Higher as Oil Retreats Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from an early slide as banks recovered and strength permeated techs, housing and retail stocks.  The market had opened lower as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Options Chatter: GE, Wachovia, Morgan and Goldman Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    What's bubbling in the options market? General Electric and financials, according to one tracker.

  • GE Shares Fall as Broker Calls for Sale of More Units Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
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    General Electric shares fell for a fourth straight day Monday after J.P. Morgan cut its rating on them to "neutral" from "overweight."

  • JP Morgan On GE: We Can No Longer Recommend Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Some highlights from the report: --"Despite a valuation that now discounts bad news and an attractive story for the patient, long-term buyer, we can no longer recommend GE as we see further earnings risk and dislocation from necessary portfolio management in 2009."

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Surges; Lehman Rises Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Market Issues For Week: Oil, Earnings, Financials Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped about 5 points as the New York Empire State Index was notably weaker than expected and has been down 4 of the last 5 months, then dropped again on oil. The most important issues this week:

  • Options: GE Downgrade, Goldman Rumors and More Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Options were active in GE and Goldman Sachs last week, according to one observer.

  • Regional Banks An Anchor On Markets Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Markets in the last hour: A strong dollar and lower oil helped stocks today, enough to eke out a small gain of 0.8 percent for the Dow for the week (the only major index that was up this week

  • Oil Spike Spoils Day On The Street Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Today, the dollar index traded at its highest levels since February, certainly above its recent range, and it did not drop commodities. Maybe a sustained rally will, but this theory has got some holes short-term.

  • GE Bets on Solar with Majority Primestar Stake Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Solar energy is playing a bigger role in General Electric’s energy portfolio, and GE Energy has announced it is taking a majority stake in PrimeStar Solar.

  • Farrell: Strengthen Dollar to Lower Oil Prices Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has started to jaw-bone his way to this goal. Since oil is universally priced in dollars, a stronger dollar would bring about lower oil.

  • Network Upfronts Wrap Up--TV Ad Market Not So Grim? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    A big surprise considering the economic downturn and the challenges and new competition network TV faces. The broadcast networks are bringing in about $9.2 billion for their primetime lineups, up slightly from last year, while analysts expected total sales to be flat to down.

  • The Week:  Tepid Numbers and Oil's Comeback Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | 10:58 AM ET

    For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines.  No such luck. 

  • Web Sites That Help You To Live The Green Life Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    Today Discovery's launches its Planet Green eco-tainment cable channel, and the number of eco-friendly products on the market makes it clear that Green is H-O-T. National Geographic launched "Green Guide," its first service magazine.

  • Best Trades Now: Multinationals & Rails Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

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

  • BRIC Stocks to Build Your Portfolio Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Jim Awad thinks an investor should build a stock portfolio with BRICs -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- but it's not necessary to leave home to get into that market.

  • Fire at Universal Studios

    The movie studio and its adjacent theme park owned by CNBC's parent, NBC Universal suffered a terrible fire Sunday morning, closing the theme park on a crowded Sunday, and for much of the day shutting down Citywalk, which is where I'm writing from right now (CNBC's LA bureau sits perched above the open-air mall area).

  • Financial Woes Slam Stocks; GM Shines Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Monday, snapping last week's rally, amid a fresh wave of financial worries and inflation concerns. General Motors rose.

  • Weather Channel Logo

    Though the Weather Channel's owner, Landmark Communications, was originally looking for $5 billion for the asset, which includes mobile and online, now the bids are coming in at some $3.5 billion in stock and debt. Bankers telling me that the number has come down with the turmoil in the credit markets.

  • Financial Downgrade Slams Stocks; GM Rises Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks declined amid concerns about inflation following a manufacturing report and a fresh wave of concerns in the financial sector.