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  • There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.

  • Stocks skidded Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence is waning amid worries about the job market. It was a struggle all morning as investors juggled another batch of disappointing earnings results against an encouraging report on the housing market.

  • Stock futures drifted slightly lower ahead of the open Tuesday as investors waited for the next batch of earnings and key economic data.

  • Interpublic Group shares fell yesterday, but at least one big options trader accumulated calls on the expectation they will rally back.

  • General Motors is already hard at work, trying to win back consumers with a new advertising campaign.

  • General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York Monday.  Here are following is the list of the largest trade creditors:

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies streamline operations to combat the recession.  But how far can this streamlining really go? For many companies, revenues hinge on worker productivity, and for most operations, per-worker profits and revenues are many multiples of average employee salaries. The measure of revenue per employee also helps shed light on a firm's money-making efficiency and likelihood it will

    Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Pfizer is quitting the ad agency that tried to tell smokers it's their time to quit.

  • S&P rallies in the last trading hour top ranking amongst its 10 biggest daily percentage and points gains in history.

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    We're mid-way through media earnings, and a distinct trend is emerging: weakness in local ad markets is now spilling over to national cable and broadcast advertising. The media industry is facing all sorts of hurdles. Particularly unfortunate sector challenges at a time when the ad cycle is at a low.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Comcast and Hess popped while Garmin and Dreamworks dropped.

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    There are a lot of once-highflying stocks that have fallen below $10 and look like bargains. But some stocks are cheap for a reason.

  • To help investors get their portfolios ready for next week, CNBC asked the market pros for their best stock picks now.

  • Even as the Fed meets, the street can't make up its mind about what the Fed should do. From discussions I've had, it's clear that the sentiment among some traders has shifted and continues to shift.

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    The negotiating committee of the Writers Guild of America voted unanimously to accept a new tentative three-year deal with the major Holywood studios.

  • With little or no fanfare Pfizer launched a new ad campaign for its erectile dysfunction drug Viagra on NBC Nightly News last night. Pfizer has gotten into a bit of trouble before for its relatively racy Viagra spots like the "Horny Devil" campaign featuring the guy with two horns growing out of his head. This time it's got a bunch of 40-something guys sitting around a dusty barn singing "Viva Viagra" to the tune of Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas".

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    The top 4 celebrities remain constant with Jonathan Tucker holding onto his lead with only $62,581.29 separating him from Stephen Collins. Poker champion Moneymaker is betting on Allscripts Healthcare to move him up from 4th on strong earnings after the bell Tuesday. And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is counting on American Oriental Bioengineering to continue to perform--as he's in 5th place.

  • Stephen Collins

    It's certainly coming down to the wire in Trading With The Stars. As we said, this is the last week for this part of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. And Jonathan Tucker stays on top with a total portfolio value of $1,204,305.00 which is up $5,905.00 from Friday's total. Stephen Collins continues in the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $1,166,355.20. That's up $6,348.18 from Friday's total and Stephen continues to close the gap with Jonathan Tucker.

  • Roehm, whom Wal-Mart accuses of a sexual affair with another marketing official, was fired from Wal-Mart on Dec. 4 after less than a year as head of marketing communications.