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  • Week Ahead: Challenging -- At The Least Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.

  • Must-Own TV Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    This Czech Republic-based television giant might as well be the Red Army when it comes to how well it blankets Eastern Europe.

  • GE Plunges Most In 20 Years; Drags Down Dow Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    General Electric stunned the Street with an unexpected drop in quarterly profit. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • Emerging Infrastructure Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 5:18 PM ET

    General Electric might have cut its profit forecast because of the U.S. credit crunch but its international business remained strong. Is there a trade?

  • GE Is A Real Mind Blower For Markets Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    First Alcoa, then GE missed earnings. This is a rare occurrence, and as a result the Street is changing its mindset. They are expecting more conservative guidance, and looking for places where negative surprises might pop up.

  • Stop Trading!: The Biggest Loser off GE Earnings... Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    ...isn't GE. It's this credit-services company.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • GE's Profit Miss Shakes Confidence in Company Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    General Electric's unexpected drop in first-quarter profit rattled Wall Street, but it also shook the confidence of market pros who follow the company.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • GE Fallout: It Coulda Been Worse Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

    Well, it could have been a lot worse--while certain financials and industrials are weak, the damage could have been a lot worse from GE's miss. Note that United Technologies' CEO George David tells Reuters he is "quite comfortable" with their full year profit target.

  • NBC's Results Revive Speculation About Sale by GE Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:58 AM ET
    NBC

    NBC Universal's first-quarter performance fell far short of parent General Electric's expectations, again raising questions over whether the broadcast network belongs within the industrial conglomerate.

  • Immelt: Earnings Miss a 'Bump in the Road' Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:52 AM ET
    Jeffrey Immelt

    General Electric's earnings miss was a "bump in the road" that will be overcome as the industrial bellwether sheds poor-performing businesses and the economy improves, CEO Jeff Immelt said on CNBC.

  • GE's Results Fuel Worries About Credit, Recession Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    General Electric's unexpected drop in first-quarter profit is the biggest shock yet to American industry from the credit crisis. It's also seen as the latest sign the U.S. economy may be in a recession.

  • What Options Are Saying about Techs, Financials Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    If you think options are a good indicator of future stock movements, you may want to keep an eye on the big cap techs and financials, according to two experts.

  • General Electric: Biggest Fall Since 9/11 Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    GE

    GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits.  EPS missed by 7 cents a share.   As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%.  If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks. 

  • Dollar Slides Against Yen Over Fears on US Economy Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:14 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The yen rose broadly after a fall in industrial conglomerate General Electric's quarterly earnings stoked fears about the health of the US economy, causing investors to dump riskier trades.

  • General Electric's Big Miss--Really Big Miss Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    GE reported first quarter earnings of $0.44, below the $0.51 consensus and $0.50-$0.53 guidance. Full year guidance was cut to $2.20-$2.30 from $2.42. Down 11 percent pre-open. This was the biggest miss most analysts can remember; certainly the biggest miss in over a decade.

  • GE Reports First-Quarter Results Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    GE announced today first quarter 2008 earnings from continuing operations of $4.4 billion with $.44 per share, down 8% from first quarter 2007. First quarter 2008 net earnings were $4.3 billion or $.43 per share, down 2% from first quarter 2007. First quarter revenues from continuing operations were $42.2 billion, up 8%.

  • Stocks Tumble 1.4% as GE Spooks Market Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:36 AM ET

    European stocks ended down 1.4 percent on Friday, their biggest one-day drop since mid-March as a profit warning by General Electric rattled investors and cemented the view that the US economy was tipping into recession.