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  • Dow Drops 10% in Two Days After Election Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Blue chips logged their biggest two-day decline on record as worries about the economy gripped the market the minute the U.S. presidential election was over.  Weak outlooks from Cisco and Toyota, dismal October retail sales and the prospect of a very grim payrolls number tomorrow fueled the selloff today.

  • What We Need: No More Surprises Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    So for the past two days the short-term trade has been: fade the market in anticipation of a nonfarm payrolls report below even the loss of 200,000 jobs expected, then go for a modest rally in the middle of the day Friday.

  • U.S. Automakers: Their Moment Of Reckoning Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    The Big Three auto makers are meeting with the House leadership today, and they are going to be presenting scary numbers. GM in particular is likely burning through their cash horde of $25 b at a much faster rate than the $1 billion a month projecting a short while ago.

  • GM: Cash Is More Than "King" For Survival Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    How much time does GM have? It's not going bankrupt this month or by the end of the year, but if it does not conserve its cash, and sales remain as depressed as they were in October, 2009 will be dicey.

  • Save The Auto Industry? Nope, Let Them "Die" Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    We spend billions on highways, we already bailed out Chrysler once, and meanwhile Amtrak is constantly struggling to get funding. We should realize that in addition to being worse for the environment than mass transit, having everyone driving around in cars is dangerous period, drunk or sober.

  • What Obama Is Inheriting—And What He Might Do Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's election victory comes with an albatross of a prize—an economy beset by a stubborn housing slump and the worst financial crisis in 70 years

  • What the Pros Say About Obama's Victory Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Barack Obama claimed a decisive victory in Tuesday's presidential election, and CNBC asked some big-name financial experts what this means for the market and the economy.

  • Obama's 1st Move Should Be to Save Autos: Ross Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    The obvious and easy first move for President-Elect Barack Obama is to put some money into the automobile industry to save a large number of jobs, financier Wilbur Ross said Wednesday.

  • Naming Treasury Secretary Is Top Priority: Ross Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    The first priority of America's president-elect should be the appointment of a treasury secretary, and New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner is a likely candidate, financier Wilbur Ross said Tuesday.

  • World Recession Gloom Builds, Australia Cuts Rates Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 12:57 AM ET
    Global Markets

    Australia slashed interest rates Tuesday, presaging cuts expected in Europe later this week in the face of mounting evidence that the global financial crisis has already pushed much of the world into a damaging recession.

  • Market On Hold Before Election Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    Stocks ended little changed on Monday with investors unwilling to place significant bets ahead of the presidential election.

  • Stocks Start November With Barely a Flutter Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Election Keeps Stocks on Hold; Chips Rise Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • No Enthusiasm For A Major Rally Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    The search for the elusive bottom continues, but stability is foremost on everyone's mind. That's what we have been getting for the past couple days, and into this morning: the S&P 500 has swung in a roughly 10-point range this morning, downright quiet compared to the prior two months.

  • Toyota: Are They Ready To Be Number One? Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    Later today we'll find out if Toyota passes up GM in October auto sales to become the first foreign auto maker to lead the U.S. in monthly auto sales. If it happens, it would be a watershed moment in the auto industry and in American business.

  • Stocks End Crazy Month on High Note Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Stocks pulled off a second straight day of gains, capping the market's worst month in a decade.

  • Week Ahead: November More Sober Than Wild October Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    Stocks will be volatile but a little calmer in November after the brutally wild weeks of October. The presidential election should give the market a bounce in the week ahead, but the focus will quickly shift back to the economy.

  • Game Plan: Why the U.S. Still Needs Help Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    If Europe, Britain and China don't cut interest rates, we could be in some real trouble.

  • Pops & Drops: General Motors, Citigroup... Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

    We’re doing something a little different here. Following are the month’s biggest losers. Find out which stocks were really roughed up during October!

  • Stocks End Black October On High Note Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Stocks ended one of their worst months ever on a high note as signs of further thawing in credit markets lifted battered shares.