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  • Obama’s Hoof-in-Mouth Disease Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 1:18 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Does the inner Obama secretly favor private health care? It’s hard to know why President Obama said what he said at Tuesday’s health-care town hall in New Hampshire. He actually stated, “If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” Oops. Freudian slip?

  • Web Extra: Feel The Flow Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 6:03 PM ET
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    Money flowed into health care stocks on Tuesday. But with the potential of sweeping reform looming over the sector, how should you trade?

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Futures Gain as Europe Stocks Hit 1-Year High Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • Some Serious Competition For Stocks Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    While the public is continuing to obsess over the generally better than expected earnings and the two-week, 100 point rise in the S&P 500 (11 percent), stock traders are nervously eyeing the $200 billion in new Treasury debt that is coming this week.

  • Obama’s RX For Change - Stocks To Watch Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    President Obama is prescribing change in the healthcare system. The issue is front and center right now before Congress and Wall Street...We may see some volatility in a sector that’s traditionally very stable. Analysts say it’s time to reexamine your pharma stocks and position yourself for the changes President Obama will make.

  • Cramer: Buy Lincoln National Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 3:38 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on health care, the banks and more.

  • Dow Loses 3% for Week; Techs Rally Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 6:47 PM ET

    Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.

  • A Double Whammy On Quadruple Witching Day Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.

  • Investing Strategy: Bull vs Bear Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 12:49 PM ET

    John Hussman, portfolio manager at Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management, offered their economic outlooks and investment advice.

  • Web Extra Pops & Drops: Ford, Honeywell... Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 6:13 PM ET
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    In this Web Extra you'll find the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Ford and Qualcomm popped while Honeywell and Tyson Foods dropped.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Swine-Flu Fears; GM Soars Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.

  • Could Swine Flu Create Another Slowdown? Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    Great. As if the bank stress test wasn't confusing enough, as if the auto restructuring wasn't enough uncertainty, now we have half of the trading community frantically Googling "Tamiflu" this morning. The concern is that swine flu this could create another slowdown in global travel just as we are trying to figure out a bottom. Commodities, airlines, and hotels are weak this morning.

  • The Week and You: The Upbeat Goes On Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    After a couple of bearish days, the bulls regained their footing in the shortened trading week.   There was plenty of action off the trading floor as well, with a major decision by the Federal Accounting Standards Board, a heartening merger in the housing industry, and some impressive earnings projections from Wells Fargo.

  • Beaten-Down Stock Picks: Oil Drillers, Health Insurers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Brent Wilsey is one of countless market-watchers who expect the earnings season to be a rough one, but the president of Wilsey Asset Management is not one to overlook the price tags on the stocks of the companies involved.  "Stocks are beaten down way more than they should be," he told CNBC.  "This is a great opportunity to be buying these companies at these prices."

  • Stocks Slide Ahead Of Earnings Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 5:41 PM ET
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    The S&P 500 slid on Tuesday, with investors jittery about the start of earnings season and what Corporate America will say about profits.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani reported from the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. He says the trader buzz is focused on earnings season, which begins today with Alcoa. Pisani discusses economic bellwether Baltic Exchange Dry Index, Royal Bank of Scotland  Humana, Coventry, and UnitedHealth.

  • Are You Ready To Rumble? It's Earnings Season Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Earnings season begins today with Alcoa. The majority playbook, which we have telegraphed for a month, is to ride the wave off the March 6th lows going into earnings season, then lighten up as stocks move sideways to down on the back of VERY CONSERVATIVE guidance.