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  • Fannie Mae up 6 percent pre-open as the House overwhelmingly passed the housing bill. It will get new regulators for Fannie and Freddie, and authorizes the federal government to potentially invest billions in the two companies.

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    The Dow fought its way higher on Wednesday as oil prices fell and positive sentiment swelled on hopes that lawmakers will soon approve a rescue plan for Fannie and Freddie.

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    General Motors trailed Japanese rival Toyota Motor in global vehicle sales decisively through the second quarter and first half of the year, hurt by a large decline in North America.

  • Electric Car Prototype

    The nation's power grid is sorely in need of being updated. In many areas it's pushed to the limit, especially during high use times like the summer months. Remember a few years ago when there were rolling brownouts in California?

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    Toyota Motor may cut its 2008 global vehicle sales target by as much as 350,000 units to about 9.5 million because of declining sales in the United States, Japan and Europe, according to news reports. 

  • When the Phil Gramm flap broke out about 10 days ago, with his Washington Times interview miscues about a nation of whiners and a mental recession, other McCain economic advisors were quick to lambaste the former Texas senator. Douglas Holtz-Eakin told the PBS "Nightly Business Report" that Gramm is no longer giving advice to McCain or his aides.

  • Nissan

    It may be the number one question I get from people when they ask about the struggling U.S. automakers: Who would want these guys if they ever go belly up or get sold?

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Intel and General Motors popped while ConocoPhillips and AMD dropped..

  • Stocks finished the day mixed, as disappointing earnings from Microsoft and Google dragged down techs, but gained 3.6 percent for the week, helped by a rally in bank stocks and a sharp drop in oil prices.  Oil ended the week down 11 percent at $128.88 a barrel.

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    The Dow closed with fresh gains Friday due to a smaller-than-expected loss from Citigroup and the biggest weekly dollar drop ever in oil prices. What's the "Word on the Street?"

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    For the week ending Friday, July 18, 2008, the U.S. markets saw extreme volatility yet settled higher on better-than-expected earnings results, a pullback in crude oil, and an indication that the Fed will hold interest rates steady.  Nonetheless, the Dow had its best week since April 18 and its best 3-day percent gain since March 2003 even after closing below 11,000 for the first time since July 2006. 

  • Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

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    First, as oil has dropped like a rock, a lot of money has shifted, at least temporarily from commodities to stocks. Money that had to go someplace, and GM shares were a perfect buy. This stock, in my opinion, was way oversold when it dropped under $9 a share.

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  • Stocks resumed their ascent after a midmorning dip as oil began to recede and financials rallied.

  • Stocks resumed their ascent after a midmorning dip as oil began to recede and financials rallied.

  • Why does it seem to me that all Washington ever seems to talk about these days is bailouts? Bailout Freddie Mac. Bailout Fannie Mae. Bailout Wall Street. Bailout homeowners. Is it possible in America today that no one is allowed to fail?

  • 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:

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

  • 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.