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  • Dow Ends Higher as Banks Eke Out Gains Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Major U.S. indexes ended a choppy session higher, helped by a late rally in banks and better-than-expected results from Hewlett-Packard.

  • 'Smart' Cars: Ford's Employee Test Drive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Ford

    Here's a novel idea. Let's take the people who actually work at a car company and put them behind the wheel of the models crucial to that company's future. Ford Motor is starting to do that, and it's probably one of the smartest moves this company has ever made.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The S&P Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Earlier this week, we wrote about the highest yielding stocks on the Dow.  The S&P 500 also has some nice yielding stocks.  If you are worried about the financials being able to continue to pay thier big dividends (with Freddie Mac's big slide, its yield is now over 20%!), there are nearly 40 stocks on the S&P that are currently yielding 5% or more.  Here's a breakdown.

  • Tuning Up Your Portfolio: Part 1 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    O'Reilly Automotive is a play on a new trend in American car ownership.

  • Big 3 Rides: Do You Love'em or Hate'em? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.

  • GM Snubs Oscars Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    No more Hollywood nights in those Hollywood hills for Rick Wagoner. General Motors is pulling out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards leaving ABC without...

  • Dow Flirts With Bear as Financials Drag Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    The Dow shed 1.6 percent, putting it dangerously close to bear territory, as a fresh wave of worries about fallout from the mortgage crisis slammed financials.

  • GM's Ad Pullback Hits Oscar Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Automotive advertising has taken a nosedive across advertising mediums, hitting TV advertising particularly hard. And now one of the biggest nights on TV all year is losing its big auto advertiser, General Motors, which has been one of its biggest overall advertisers.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Fresh Financial Worries Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • GM To Offer Employee-Level Pricing on Chevy Models Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    General Motors will offer employee-level pricing on nearly 90 percent of inventory for its main Chevrolet brand as part of a new nationwide sales promotion, a dealer briefed on the plans said Monday.

  • GM Won't Buy Advertising for 2009 Academy Awards Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors has pulled out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards, one of the biggest annual events on broadcast television, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • Stocks Open Mixed as Financials Slide Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • Can Honda Beat the Prius? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:32 AM ET
    Honda

    When a Honda executive said last week that his company plans to roll out a "Prius Fighter" hybrid next spring, it marked the latest proclamation from an automaker that it had a model to beat the king of the hybrids. And once again I'm curious if this challenge will truly be a challenge to Toyota.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
    A Bank of America branch.

    Do you believe that financials, pharma and telecom can maintain through an economic downturn? If so, you might want to take a look at the Dow Industrials where some of the largest companies in the world are currently offering investors notably large dividend yields.

  • As of this morning, 473 (just under 95%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Pops & Drops: Amazon, Apple... Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Apple popped while Union Pacific and U.S. Steel dropped.

  • Stocks Edge Higher Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    The Dow edged higher on Friday, as the continued drop in oil fueled stock market optimism. However the Fast Money traders have their eye on Goldman Sachs.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 15, 2008,  U.S. major Indices finished mixed, after the markets digested negative results including a surge in CPI, a decline in retail sales, and continued expansion in unemployment claims.  The Nasdaq Composite prevailed amongst the major U.S. indices, as it edged up 1.59% for the week, marking its fifth week of gains.   Nasdaq gains were led by bullish comments on Amazon (AMZN) which gained 7.3% for the week.  The likelihood of the eurozone moving toward recession allowed for a stronger dollar against the euro, continued pressure on oil, and a positive impact on U.S. stocks as a potential safe haven.

  • Electric Bikes Selling Briskly as Gas Prices Climb Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city.

  • Car Sellers Slash Costs ... How You Can Profit Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    The fallout from the credit crisis and the downturn in the U.S. automobile market is picking up, and buyers who are in position to take advantage can benefit.