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Futures plunged after a report showed the unemployment shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.
Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally. All three major indexes had been negative for most of the day, but the Dow tip-toed over the line at the last minute, helped by a 5% gain in GM.
Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.
Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and rain on the post-Gustav rally.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and sabotage the post-Gustav rally.
The price of oil will spike back to $149 a barrel by the end of the year, despite its current slump and negative sentiment regarding demand for oil, Goldman Sachs wrote in a market report on Wednesday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday after the previous session's post-Gustav rally fizzled out.
The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.
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Maybe the financials have bottomed and maybe they haven’t, but either way it looks like more write-downs lie ahead.
Stocks finished higher in feather-light trading Wednesday, boosted by a rise in financials and energy stocks, as well as a better-than-expected durable-goods report.
Stocks advanced in light trading Wednesday, boosted by a rise in financials and housing stocks, as well as a better-than-expected durable-goods report. Earlier, stocks had swayed, torn between the encouraging durables report and oil's ascent amid the threat of tropical storm Gustav.
Lots of discussion about the "Fannie/Freddie mystery," i.e.: Why, if the common is worthless, have the stocks rallied 22 percent (for Fannie Mae) and 57 percent (for Freddie Mac) this week?
Stocks turned lower Wednesday as rising oil prices offset a better-than-expected report on durable-goods orders.
U.S. stock index futures bounced back after a better-than-expected report on durable-goods orders.
The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.
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The Dow recorded triple digit gains on Friday due to a sharp plunge in the price of oil and talk that Lehman may soon attract a major investor.
The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.