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  • 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.

  • Darst: Options May Predict Bank, Coke Earnings Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed as Earnings Improve Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday after a tame core inflation reading, a better-than-expected manufacturing report and news of a Delta-Northwest deal.

  • The Earnings "Surprise"--There Was None Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Futures actually moved up at 8:30 ET, despite PPI much stronger than anticipated (core PPI was in-line, apparently because car and truck prices were dropping; the NY Empire State Index was stronger than expected).

  • Dow Slips as Financials, Retail Tug at Stocks Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

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

  • It could have been worse. Wachovia's horrible earnings report, along with a dividend cut and a $7 b capital raising effort, dropped many financials two to six percent or more, with small regional banks that have significant real estate exposure particularly hard hit.

  • 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.