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  • 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.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 9/12 Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    On a week where Financials dominated the market, Freddie and Fannie lost over 90% of their share price, followed by Lehman at a loss of almost 78%; the markets still managed to close positive on the week.

  • Giants/Jets Stadium: No Alliance with Allianz Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    If any ties to the former Nazi Germany are unacceptable, I assume the following organizations are also off the table: Deutsche Bank, IBM, Volkswagon, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Siemens and BASF.

  • Pops & Drops: IBM, Las Vegas Sands... Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of IBM and Exxon Mobil popped while Boeing and Las Vegas Sands dropped.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 9/05 Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    On a wild week in the markets which saw Friday close off its lows as the Dow swung within an almost 200 point range, the markets all close in negative territory for the week by about 3% or more.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 84,000 jobs in August and a jump in the unemployment rate to 6.1%, close to a five-year high.  The payroll drop is still below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Beginning Of Tech Unwind? Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 7:12 PM ET

    "I see a recipe for a wipeout," says celebrated contrarian investor Bill Fleckenstein about the tech trade.

  • What's Happening In Virtual Worlds? Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:39 AM ET
    Virtual Worlds Expo

    The Virtual Worlds Expo is well underway in Los Angeles, companies using the event as a platform to make announcements about their companies.

  • Mad Mail: Throw Merck Out With Schering? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer make the call on IBM, CSX, Celgene and more.

  • Throwing Out The Playbook Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Attention Starbucks shoppers, there’s an early bird special over by the pastry counter. But only for the next 15 minutes, so better hurry! Sound far-fetched? Maybe not.

  • Cheer Or Fear Drop In Oil? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    Rapid changes in the commodities market have left some investors badly bruised to say the least. However lower gas prices are good, right? Should you cheer or fear the drop in oil?

  • Virtual Worlds Expo: Real Investments In Virtual Space Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 4:19 PM ET
    Virtual Worlds Expo

    In the first half of this year more than 300 million in venture capital financing poured into virtual world startups, with over 250 new virtual worlds popping up, and generating $700 million plus in business.

  • Has the S&P Ever Lost More Points Than the Dow? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    After jumping up over 200 points this morning, the Dow has reversed course and is now in negative territory for the day.  The S&P 500 also jumped, rising above 1300 before falling back down.  Interestingly, at one point during the swing, the S&P was down more than the Dow was down.  The Dow is priced roughly 9 times higher than the S&P 500.  Given the difference in scale, it is somewhat unusual to see this happen when they move in the same direction.