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  • Stocks see-sawed Monday as investors were encouraged by strong German factory data but the market remained jittery.

  • Cramer also tackles the importance, or lack thereof, of stock splits.

  • The S&P closed higher on Thursday yet below 1105, an important technical level. Will Friday’s job report provide the catalyst needed for it to break above resistance?

  • Stocks eked out a gain after some late-session turbulence, led by techs. Energy stocks rebounded from the bottom of the pack to the No. 2 behind tech. Financials ended lower.

  • Stocks turned lower on Thursday, led by energy and financials, amid the strengthening dollar and a pair of credit downgrades on BP. Techs were among the best performers. 

  • Both the S&P and Dow closed higher on Wednesday after investors rushed into the market late day and gobbled up stocks. Why now?

  • Stocks logged their third best day of the year Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • Stocks remained higher Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff.  A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • Stocks bounced back Wednesday, led by energy and financials. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • The Dow shed over 100 points, or 1 percent, after a late selloff Tuesday. It was a see-saw session as investors cheered a pair of encouraging U.S. manufacturing reports but many worries still nagged at the market.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Video still of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP resumed pumping drilling fluid into a stricken oil well after stopping late Wednesday when engineers saw that too much of the fluid was escaping along with the leaking crude oil, the NYT reports.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Wall Street may finally shift its focus back to the U.S. economy, after weeks of zeroing in on problems in the euro zone. The big report of the week? Friday's May employment number, which could be a game-changer.

  • Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman shows oil collected from a jetti at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. BP announced today that it is successfully siphoning off 1,000 barrels of oil per day from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose a type of casing for the well that it knew was the riskier of two options, the NYT reports.

  • Confused yet? Stocks rallying worldwide, but off their highs, as China denying it is reviewing its holding of euro sovereign bonds, while Spain won parliamentary backing for an austerity budget (by a single vote!). Few believe this...

  • Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    Several days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose, partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew was the riskier of two options, according to a BP document. The NYT reports.

  • A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A memo offers the most detailed accounting of the events and decisions made aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the final hours before the April 20 blast, the New York Times reports.

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    The BP oil disaster off the coast of Louisiana is affecting the progress of wind power as an energy alternative at the world's biggest energy conference in Dallas.

  • Energy traders keep insisting that oil stocks related to the gulf spill have been oversold. But the situation seems to get worse not better. How should you position?

  • Should you position for a market that’s about to climb or is there a whole lot more selling to come?