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  • Stocks Finish the Week In a Bullish Mood Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:16 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday amid hope that the worst is over for financials and after solid earnings from multinationals.

  • Week Ahead: The Big Test Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:09 PM ET

    Whenever the stock market rushes full speed ahead, it is hard not to look for the big let-down. That could be the case in the week ahead... Major earnings reports, housing data, annual shareholder meetings, and Tuesday's Pennsylvania presidential primaries are what traders will be watching to see if the trend continues.

  • NBC Digital Creating New Wave Of Web/TV Programming Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    NBC Universal

    NBC Universal Digital Studio relaunched on Thursday and now it's focusing on branded made-for-the-web content. It already has projects and sponsors in the works. The digital studio is teaming up with a division of ad giant Omnicom, OMG Digital, to create episodic content around certain products for distribution online.

  • European Shares Surge, Led by Banks Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    European stocks surged 2.3 percent on Friday to their highest close in ten days, driven by banks which jumped after Citigroup's update underscored hopes the worst was over in the global credit crisis.

  • Caterpillar: Global Sales Offset 'Recessionary Storm' Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
    Catepillar

    Caterpillar reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profit Friday as strong international sales offset what the company characterized as a "recessionary storm in the United States."

  • Citi, Industrials Providing Some Relief Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Citi is providing the main upside impetus, but relief that big industrials like Caterpillar and Honeywell did not repeat GE's concern that last two weeks of March fell apart is also a big help; the dollar has rallied. Today is an options expiration day.

  • Welch's Comments: Accentuating the Negative Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Positive comments are only about half as interesting as negative ones, judging by the site traffic on the Welch-on-Immelt comments.

  • Honeywell Profit Rises 22% on Strong Demand Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Honeywell

    Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International said on Friday profit rose 22.2 percent, topping Wall Street's expectations, on strong demand from the aviation and commercial construction sectors.

  • Manufacturing CEOs Downbeat About 2008 Outlook Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Executives at several top diversified U.S. manufacturers said they are starting to see signs of the slowing economy taking a toll on business, tempering their outlook for 2008.

  • Jack Welch on GE's Jeff Immelt: 'Helluva CEO' Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, wants to make it clear: He still supports his replacement, current CEO Jeff Immelt, despite company's worse-than-expected first quarter earnings.

  • Tech Poised to Gain on IBM, Intel Momentum Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Stocks up

    Strong earnings results this week from IBM and Intel have tech stocks in the midst of a nice rally.

  • GE Capital to Buy Most of CitiCapital Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    GE Capital said Thursday it agreed to acquire most of Citigroup's North American commercial lending and leasing business for an undisclosed price.

  • Welch's Comments and Trash Talk Reverb Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    One sad fact of the news business is that people pay more attention when someone is getting trashed rather than praised. Jack Welch's recent comments are a case in point.

  • Happy Birthday CNBC - Markets Then and Now Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Today, April 17, is CNBC's 19th birthday. Just look at how things have appreciated since then.

  • United Technologies Profit Rises 22% Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 7:23 AM ET

    Diversified manufacturer United Technologies reported profit that topped Wall Street's expectations Thursday but its shares fell in early trading after the company held its full-year outlook steady and warned of a slowing economy.

  • Jack Welch: GE CEO Immelt Has 'Credibility Issue' Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, took his replacement, current CEO Jeff Immelt, to task for the company's worse-than-expected first quarter earnings.

  • Earnings Show Financials Are Still Key For Markets Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Now that we are starting to get into the heart of earnings season, the news is looking a little better (thank heavens!). Intel is a big help, but the financials are the key here. After what happened with GE and Wachovia.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:49 AM ET

    The afterglow from Intel's earnings news should be an early bright spot for stocks Wednesday, a day that will be ruled by earnings news.

  • Earnings, Energy Boost Stocks; Airlines Skid Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    All three major indexes finished slightly higher Tuesday, led by energy and bank stocks, as investors processed some not-horrible earnings results. Airline stocks skidded amid concerns about fuel prices and viability.

  • Market Mood Sours Amid Earnings Jitters Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Tuesday as not-horrible earnings failed to quell market jitters about earnings.