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  • 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.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Inflation, Financial Woes Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

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

  • GE, Santander in Deal Over GE Money, Interbanca Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 6:09 AM ET
    GE Building

    General Electric said GE Commercial Finance will acquire Banco Santander's Italian commercial bank Interbanca, and the Spanish bank agreed to buy GE Money's businesses in Germany, Finland and Austria, and its card and auto businesses in U.K.

  • 'Sex' Sells at Theaters in America, Europe Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    "Sex and the City" fashioned a surprisingly strong opening at the North American box office on Sunday, as frenzied female fans used the romantic comedy as an excuse for a big party.

  • Fire Destroys Buildings at Universal Studios in LA Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
    Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City firefighters battle a fire in the backlot of Universal City Studios in Universal City, Calif., north of Los Angeles Sunday, June 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

    A fire roared through part of Universal Studios film and TV studio on Sunday, damaging well-known movie sets and a popular "King Kong" attraction before being brought largely under control after 12 hours, fire officials said.

  • Mounting Costs Slow the Push for Clean Coal Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    For years, scientists have had a straightforward idea for cleaning up the carbon dioxide emissions from coal power, but national efforts to develop the technique are lagging badly.