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  • Best Infrastructure Plays (They Ain't GE) Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    While the credit crunch forced General Electric to cut its forecast, its infrastructure divisions are reaping the benefits of fast-growing emerging markets. But Tim Seymour of Seygem Asset Management says look beyond GE for some of the best infrastructure and utility plays in the southern hemisphere.

  • Strategist: Be a GE, Bank Bull Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Earnings season has been glum so far -- but Frederick Lane is investing optimistically. The chairman and chief executive of Lane Berry & Co. shared his market outlook and trading advice with CNBC.

  • Energy Stocks Jump; Financials Drag Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.

  • Hospital Equipment Makers: Are They In The ER? Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
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    On Friday I did a sidebar story on what might be ailing General Electric's healthcare business. (Disclosure: CNBC is owned by NBC Universal, which is a unit of GE). It was responsible for a penny of the earnings miss. On "Squawk Box" that morning CEO Jeff Immelt said the longer-than-expected closure of a manufacturing plant was partially to blame.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower as Concern Remains Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    European shares closed firmly in the red Monday, but were off the session's lows, as U.S. retail sales, a key gauge of the economy's health, came in better than expected.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Wachovia Tumbles Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.

  • Wachovia's Loss: Signal Of More To Come From Banks? Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    On Friday, General Electric surprised, now it's Wachovia Bank's turn. They missed by a mile: a loss of $0.14 from continuing operations, consensus was a gain of $0.40. They are cutting their dividend 41 percent and seeking to raise $7 b in capital, so the poor earnings will be diluted even more.

  • US Recession Fears Sink Asia, Japan Sheds 3% Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 5:10 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets dropped sharply Monday as a nasty earnings surprise from General Electric and a 26-year low in U.S. consumer sentiment drowned out the Group of Seven nation's support for the U.S. dollar.  Japan shed 3% while China was down over 5%.

  • Stocks Face Wild Ride With Banks, CPI Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    The rocky ride for the U.S.  stock market may intensify this week if earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and other large banks and financial services companies rattle investors already concerned about a U.S.-led economic slowdown.

  • The Week:  Saving the Worst For Last Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 7:31 AM ET
    Stocks down

    A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.  

  • Is No One Safe? GE Results Cloud Earnings Next Week Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    With other blue-chip companies due to report earnings in the coming week, GE's disappointing results fueled worries that the bad news may  be just beginning.

  • Dow Drops 2.3% for Week After GE Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday, led by industrials and techs, as General Electric's earnings miss cast a gloomy haze over earnings season. The Dow finished down 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P shed 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.4 percent.

  • 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.