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  • Stocks Surge To Start 2009 Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:32 PM ET

    The Dow started the new year with a big jump on Friday as investors looked beyond grim economic data on hopes that a recovery is on the horizon after a disastrous 2008.

  • Dow Breaks 5-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    The Dow rose in a holiday shortened session on Wednesday after a barrage of economic data signaled the economy was weak, but not as bad as feared...

  • So you're short on cash this holiday season, but you're not the knitting type. Hey, you don't have to cancel Christmas! DIY isn't just for knit scarves and tins of sugar-dusted prunes, you know. There are thousands of great gifts you can make right from your computer. How about a video scrapbook or an origami peacock? Here are a few ideas to get you clickin' this Christmas.

  • Stock Picker Shops For Retail Stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Brent Wilsey says it's time to go shopping -- for retail stocks.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management even has a shopping list.  "What's happening is that a lot of estimates have come down a lot from 90 days ago, so people think they're going to come down further," he told CNBC.  "A lot of this is built into the stock price already."

  • Retail Stocks Set for Rough Yule, '09 Resurgence Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Citi's Kimberly Greenberger is looking for a turnaround in retail stocks sometime in the second half of next year. In the meantime, even the best of retailers are struggling.

  • Online Retailers Ramp Up Deals as Holidays Near Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

    If you're an avid online shopper, your email inbox is likely stuffed with discount offers as online retailers gear up for what will likely be the busiest shopping day of the holiday season.

  • Pros Say: China Won't Save World from Recession Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:14 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    As the debt-laden U.S. consumer grows more and more reluctant to spend and Europeans are cutting down on consumption, the world looks to China for salvation. But experts interviewed by CNBC explain why China will not save the global economy from recession.

  • What the Pros Say: Oil Plunging to $10 Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 7:05 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Oil prices plummeted Friday as concerns increased over energy demand in the slowing global economy. Experts tell CNBC the commodity could fall to $10 a barrel.

  • Pros Say: China Stimulus Will Work Next Year Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 4:25 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Further economic data out of China showed the country was at risk of falling into a deflationary period. Chinese consumer price inflation fell to a 22-month low of 2.4 percent in November, sparking a fresh commitment from the government to take steps to reinvigorate the economy. Experts tell CNBC the country still has attractive prospects.

  • What the Pros Say: Don’t Cheer the Automakers Bailout Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 7:54 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    A tentative deal has been reached between the White House and congressional Democrats regarding a $15 billion proposal for bailing out the U.S. automakers. But CNBC's experts are skeptical on the measures and reckon the markets' positive reaction to the news will be unsustainable.

  • Pros Say: No Return of the Commodity Supercycle Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 6:55 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Oil prices were steady Tuesday, following a 7 percent rally the previous day, on further economic fears as Japan slipped into a deeper recession. GDP data showed the country's economy contracted at an even faster pace than originally estimated during the third quarter. CNBC's experts weigh in on the economic woes.

  • Pros Say: Prepare for Depression & Deflation Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 7:44 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Global stocks surged Monday with investors taking heart from a likely rescue plan for U.S. automakers and more government stimulus packages to reverse an economic decline. But experts tell CNBC that the slowdown is far from over.

  • What the Pros Say: S&P May Fall to 700 Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 8:45 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    U.S. employers axed payrolls by a shocking 533,000 in November for the weakest performance in 34 years. Experts tell CNBC that the outlook for the economy is grim.

  • Europe Banks in Huge Rate Cuts; U.S. Earnings Glum Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    Sweden, Bank of England, and now the ECB have all cut interest rates, the ECB by a record 75 basis points to 2.5 percent. On the U.S. front, there is mostly negative news. Let's see how much of this negative news has been priced into the market.

  • Pros Say: More Retailers to Go Under Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 4:43 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    November retail sales figures will be released later on Thursday. But as analysts revise their forecasts down on concerns of slowing consumer spending due to recessionary woes, experts predict further troubles for the retail sector.

  • Retailers Move Market? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    If you think navigating the mall during the holidays is tough, just try trading the retailers.

  • Rustling Through the Bargain Bin for Retail Stocks Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweet deals inspired shoppers to hit the mall this weekend, but it doesn't look like the buying binge was enough to save the holiday season. But what's the outlook for investors beyond that. CNBC talked with two retail analysts to get their take.

  • Dow's Best 4 Days Since 1932 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    The Dow climbed higher on Wednesday as hopes of a General Motors bailout helped investors shrug off data depicting a worsening global economic downturn.

  • Geithner News Sends Shorts Scrambling Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    As the news came in that Timothy Geithner would be Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary the market made a sharp move upward fueled in part by short covering.

  • Dow Back Above 8,000 After Geithner Pick Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday, with the Dow soaring nearly 500 points,  following news that Obama has picked Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Friday's gains helped offset much of the week's losses, pushing the Dow back above 8,000.