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  • Market Rally: Look Who's Doing Well Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Stocks have rallied just after 1 pm ET as oil broke through the lows of yesterday ($132). Oil is now down 11 percent from its intraday high last Friday. The overall market rallied, but in particular consumer discretionary stocks (retailers, autos, home builders) rallied. Good examples:

  • The Uninformed Investor Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    "Buy and hold" is bad investing advice. Here's why.

  • Oil's Rise, Philly Fed Report Drag on Stocks Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    The financial-driven rally lost steam, leaving stocks mixed, as oil rebounded and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve reported weaker-than-expected manufacturing activity in its region.

  • Financials Lead Rally After JPMorgan Earnings Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks continued to rally Thursday, fueled by better-than-expected housing data and after three Dow components beat earnings forecasts.

  • Automakers Going Bankrupt: It's NOT An Option Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 9:04 AM ET

    Over the last two months, I've heard one comment over and over about the dire straits Detroit's Big 3 find themselves in right now: Just go bankrupt and wipe the slate clean. This is one of those ideas that on paper makes sense on some level.

  • Stocks Close With Huge Rally As Oil Plunges Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed with huge gains as drop in oil prices boosted sectors previously battered by energy costs. Financials also moved sharply higher.

  • Oil Fever Breaking? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    I think it's WAY too early to say "oil fever is breaking" or call a top here for oil prices. Yes, oil futures dropped sharply again today, gold has followed ,and the grains (corn, wheat, soybean futures) are also down.

  • Falling Oil, Beaten Forecasts Ignite Airline Stocks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    Delta Air Lines and AMR both swung to a hefty losses, but their shares took off as the results beat diminished forecasts.

  • Lilly's Sex Survey: Will It Have Desired Effect On Cialis? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:31 PM ET
    Lilly

    More than ten years after Pfizer brought Viagra to market and brought erectile dysfunction out of the closet a new survey says a lot of men are still too embarrassed to talk about impotence with their doctor.

  • GM's New Models: Will They Save The Automaker? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 8:56 AM ET
    2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe

    Amidst all the talk about GM coming up with $15 Billion dollars to increase liquidity there was an important announcement about new models coming from the struggling automaker. Seven new ones that will be key to fueling GM's recovery.

  • European Car Sales Plunge in June Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 6:48 AM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    The European car market suffered another month of heavy declines in June and its fourth drop overall this year as rapidly deteriorating economic conditions kept new car buyers from leaving the house.

  • Toyota to Cut 2008 Global Sales Goal by 3.6% Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    Toyota Motor will cut its global sales target for calendar 2008 by 3.6% to 9.5 million vehicles to reflect a sharp slowdown in the United States, Japanese national broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.

  • Dow Closes Below 11,000 Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    The Dow closed below 11,000 for the first time in two years on Tuesday. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Dow Closes Below 11,000 as Banks Slide Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower following a zig-zag day marked by a plunge in oil and a barrage of statements and news from economic policy makers, and a resurgence for the beaten-down financial sector.

  • Oil Prices Plummet Over $6 Amid Economic Fears Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Oil Refinery in California

    Oil prices fell harder than they have in 17 years on a dollar basis Tuesday, as fears that record fuel prices are spreading broad economic pain led to the third big sell-off in just over a week.

  • GM Hopes to Add $15 Billion in Liquidity; Cuts Dividend Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 12:50 PM ET
    GM Headquarters

    General Motors said Tuesday it would cut salaried employment costs by 20 percent, sell up to $4 billion of assets and borrow at least $2 billion in a bid to bolster its liquidity by $15 billion through 2009.

  • What Brought The Market Off Its Lows Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    The two most significant financial stocks of the moment--Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both remaining down but are also well off their lows. Still, this is still a weak day, with three stocks declining for each advancing.

  • GM: It Will Take More Than Cuts To Get Back On Track Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    For the second time in five weeks, General Motors is making major cuts to give its business the breathing room it needs to hopefully turn things around. Unlike the last restructuring, five weeks ago, where GM cut truck plants and put HUMMER up for sale, these latest moves are about saving cash as soon as possible.

  • Stucks Tumble on Bernanke Warning Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke issued a dour forecast ahead for the US economy, saying more hard times are on their way that will pose a major challenge to policy makers.

  • Bernanke Has Tough Job Today Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    Mr. Bernanke's job is to walk the fine line between acknowledging--and defending--the Fed's expanding role in the regulation of investment banking, and not appearing to be coddling excessive risk-takers.