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  • Stocks opened lower Friday amid uncertainty surrounding Lehman Brothers and were dragged down further after the government's reading on retail sales fell well short of its mark.

  • Alan Mulally

    When Ford CEO Alan Mulally sat down with me and the anchors of "Squawk Box" this morning, his candid comments about federal loans to automakers show congress is likely to lend the money. As I've said before, I think it's money well spent.

  • Until these great voids are filled, there will be no relief for investors.

  • Stocks slid into home plate with a late rally that bumped the Dow up nearly 170 points as oil flirted with $100 a barrel and the market was abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil flirting with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil bouncing higher after its brush with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Stocks tumbled out of the gate Thursday as buzz about Lehman Brothers stirred jitters about the health of the banking sector.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Thursday, as fears over the health of the banking sector returned to the market.

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    Government data is expected to show that the number of newly laid-off people filing jobless benefit claims dipped slightly last week but remains at elevated levels due to the sluggish economy.

  • Stocks closed with modest gains after rallying earlier on a drop in oil prices, but investors continued to worry about financial shares.

  • Stocks turned higher after investors speculating that Lehman Brothers might survive its capital crunch stepped in to turn the company's stock higher in whipsaw trading.

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    Almost every day I get an e-mail from someone that says something along these lines: Why doesn't GM build better quality cars?

  • Stocks skidded Tuesday as worries about the housing and financial sectors came back with a vengeance. Lehman plunged 45 percent, dragging the S&P to its worst percentage decline since early 2007.

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo and Google's advertising partnership announced in June is a big deal, in fact the promise that it would increase Yahoo revenues was one reason used in defending against Microsoft's proposed takeover.

  • The Dow got a little bump at the opening bell but fell off the cliff into a triple-digit decline after pending-home sales dropped more than expected. Adding to the uncertainty in the market, Lehman Brothers  fell to its lowest level in a decade amid market buzz that the brokerage is going to be unable to raise the capital it needs.

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    Is the definition of companies that are “too big to fail” getting broader? Or are some industries simply more important than others?

  • New Chevy Volt

    Already I've read some blog comments saying the Volt looks "boring" and "too much like a Toyota Prius." While the Volt's design is more conventional, the public forgets that there is a reason for that "softer", "less edgy" design.

  • With the Treasury ready to pump $100 billion into Fannie & Freddie, how can you capitalize on the government’s next big move?

  • Ford F Series

    Talk about a tough time to come out with a new truck. The economy is struggling, the housing market is in the tank, high gas prices have spooked buyers out buying big rigs, and there's little enthusiasm for new models (unless they're hybrids).

  • For the week ending Friday, September 5, 2008,  the U.S. markets ended in negative territory for the week after weak employment data and declines in auto and retail sales pointed to weaker consumer spending and a greater economic slowdown. The unemployment rate jumped to a 5-year high, soaring to 6.1%.  On Thursday, the three major Indices fell back into bear market territory by dropping 20% from their market peaks set last fall. Both the Dow & Nasdaq Composite had their worst daily closes since July 26, with drops of more than 340 points for the Dow and 75 points for the Nasdaq.