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  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

    Watch for more triple-digit market moves Thursday. Stocks could just as easily be up as down if you look at Wednesday's action. Even after major central banks joined the Fed in an unprecedented global rate cut, stocks ended lower after a volatile 400 point swing in the Dow.

  • Dow Closes Below 9,500 as Banks Tank Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading as comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to soothe this cranky market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 500 points, or 5 percent, breaching the key 9,500 mark. In the past two days, the blue-chip index has lost nearly 900 points.  Bank stocks led the decline, with the S&P financial-sector index at its lowest point since May 1997.

  • Dow Drops Below 9,700 as Bernanke Speaks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:03 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a brief uptick as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed unable to soothe this cranky market for more than five minutes.

  • Is The Worst Over? Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Is one of the world's most celebrated short-sellers still betting against this market?

  • Market Logs Its Worst Week in 7 Years Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    Wall Street capped its worst week in seven years with a late day selloff as traders briefly celebrated the House's approval of the Wall Street bailout, then yanked their positions ahead of the weekend.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 10/3 Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    The $700B US Bailout was signed into law on Friday, and the major markets still closed down for the day after a brief rally.  The week was devastating to the US stock market with a 7.34% weekly loss for the Dow, an over 9% drop for the S&P and an almost 11% drop for the NASDAQ.

  • Will the VP Debate benefit Sen. Obama? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).

  • Tech Stocks: The Winning Picks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Technology stocks took a beating in September, but two strategists see bright spots in the sector’s future.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • Seeking Safe Harbor Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Discover 6 stocks that could provide shelter during this storm of uncertainty.

  • Stop Trading!: Last Chance to Get GE Cheap? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    If some other recent offerings are any indication, this might be the time to buy.

  • What the Pros Say: Diversity & Dividends Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 8:38 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

  • Dow Down 500 Points as House Rejects Bailout Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    The market screamed as the House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill teetered on the edge of a cliff — and then fell off. At one point, the Dow was down more than 700 points -- its second biggest intraday move on record.

  • Bank Stocks Get Hammered; Apple Falls Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Monday as fear rippled through the market with cracks starting to show in the global financial system and a House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill due later today.

  • Stocks Tumble as Fear Spreads; Apple Falls Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Monday as fear rippled through the market with cracks starting to show in the global financial system and a House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill due later today.

  • Could Microsoft Merely Be The First Buyback Domino? Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:34 AM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Minutes after Microsoft's news to launch another $40 billion stock buyback and raise its dividend by 18 percent, Hewlett-Packard and Nike both announced major new buybacks of their own. And all of this may serve as a clarion call to other cash rich tech companies to start sharing their wealth.

  • The "Back To School Sale" For Tech Stocks Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET
    Teck Stocks

    With this morning's rally, this is quickly shaping up as the week that wasn't for so many battered and bruised technology companies, and whiplashed investors are learning some important lessons:

  • Business Book of the Year Contenders Announced Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    "At no time has there been a greater need for books that provide an insight into modern business issues" - These page turners rise to the challenge.

  • 'H' Might Stand for Hurd in the New HP Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 1:06 AM ET
    HP

    There was a time not too long ago when Hewlett-Packard simply became "HP."  I'm not talking about the "HP" it's always been known as, but "HP" as the official new name of the company, supplanting Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, and joining the ranks of KFC as a company running the risk of forgetting history for the sake of convenience and short-hand.

  • Dow Plunges 500 points Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.