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The Dow rallied for a second day on Friday on hopes Washington's stimulus package and a bank rescue plan will bolster the ailing economy.
Plus, Cramer discusses fast-food stocks, President Obama's stimulus, the U.S. dollar and more.
There may be a method to Cisco's madness when it comes to earnings announcements, and not running with the pack. The company reports after the bell tonight, and comes two weeks after the flood of tech earnings began.
As of this morning afternoon, nearly 50% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Alan Gayle says it's time for a cautious move back into the stock market. "We see what I would call a transition from the problems...and the promise of the stimulus package that is coming forward in addition to the Fed easing and the like that we've seen," the senior investment strategist at RidgeWorth Capital Management told CNBC.
Not all the president’s men are worth owning, Cramer says. Check out his company-by-company review of Barack Obama’s economic support team.
On a week dominated by earnings, the economic stimulus plan and discussions over a government-run "bad bank," the major US markets were flat to negative on the week. The Dow and S&P 500 marked their worst January on record, each dropping over 8% for the month.
As of yesterday afternoon, roughly 18% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
The Presidential inauguration just added fuel to Wall Street's fires of volatility during the week, but it was just part of the market picture. Through it all, CNBC guests had plenty of suggestions about places for stock-market investors to put their money, as Courtney Reagan explains in this edition of "The Week and You:"
Following a Historic-Presidential Inauguration, marked by heighten volatility in the markets, all major US indices finish the week in negative territory.
Stocks fell on Friday, pressured by weak corporate earnings and concerns about the outlook for the rest of the year.
Stocks ended a topsy-turvy week mixed as techs and banks rallied but about half of the Dow finished the day in negative territory.
U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday as worries about earnings continued to rattle the market.
"I have this gut feeling that if we retest (the low) we're going to go through it because the world economy is in shambles," says one stock market pro.
Europe is weaker after the U.K. reported its second straight quarterly decline in GDP (1.5 percent), the weakest quarter since 1980.
Some of the most conservative companies we know stumbled, and took the market with them.
PepsiCo calculated the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere for each half-gallon carton of orange juice, hoping to be able to promote supposedly low-carbon products to consumers anxious about rising global temperatures.
Housing starts and permits were well below expectations, but in the topsy-turvy world today many traders believe that the lower the starts and permits the better, since it means less inventory that needs to be worked off.
The pressure's on Obama to save the economy. His presidency will succeed, or fail, with the markets.