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  • Stocks End Lower; Investors Flee Risky Assets Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery moved out of riskier assets.

  • Stocks Add to Losses Before Close; Techs Skid Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Materials Gain Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses as materials and bank stocks gained, but investors remained on edge about the European debt crisis.

  • The market is for sale, and has a problem. It's not the Dominique Strauss-Kahn bombshell, though that doesn't help. The real issue is not the commodity selloff, and not just the European debt issues, it's the end of QE2...

  • Futures Remain Down After Manufacturing News Monday, 16 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Stock index futures continued to trade lower after news an index of manufacturing activity was much lower than expected.

  • What's On: Bill Gross, Jim Cramer and Mining CEOs Monday, 16 May 2011 | 7:07 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Five Things to Watch: IMF Shocker and More Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 8:53 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Criminal charges against the IMF chief, flood fears remain after a Mississippi river spillway is opened, and a rundown of retailers report earnings. Here's what we're watching…

  • Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.

  • Stocks Close Higher Amid Gains in Oil Prices Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, cutting in half the losses sustained Wednesday when a commodity rout roiled global markets.

  • Stocks Gain Before Close; Retail Rises Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher in the final hour of trading on Thursday as a commodity rout that roiled global markets on Wednesday reversed.

  • As retailers begin to report their first-quarter earnings later this week, this much we know: Sales were strong online. But the same trend juicing e-commerce sales—high gas and food prices—also may be forcing consumers to put the brakes on their spending, and that could make retail stocks a tough sell after the first-quarter earnings results are out.

  • Retailers Largely Outpace Sales Estimates in April Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Man shopping for shirts

    The late timing of the Easter holiday helped retailers report April sales that outpaced analysts' estimates, however, there were some signs that consumers are facing increasing pressure from gas prices.

  • Retail Sales Preview: Retailers Get an Easter Treat Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Woman selecting clothes from rail in shop

    Retailers are expected to get a boost from a late Easter when they report their monthly sales on Thursday. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is expected to post an 8.4 percent increase in April, compared with April 2010's 0.7 percent gain. A rundown of the estimates.

  • With Silver Soaring, Attics Give Up Small Fortunes Monday, 2 May 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    As investors send prices soaring for not only gold, but now also silver, consumers have been unearthing ancient stashes of silverware, teapots and jewelry from long-discarded beaus, and trading them in at pawn shops or selling them on eBay for cash. The New York Times reports.

  • 2 New 'Buys' from Money Manger Whitney Tilson Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Peek inside the portfolio of top fund manager Whitney Tilson. Check out his 2 new buys.

  • Five Things to Watch: Retailers, Portugal and More Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    Tee time at Augusta, tea time for Boehner, and wait-and-see time for Portugal. Here's what we're watching—and you should, as well.

  • Chain-Store Sales Expected to Decline 0.7% for March Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Woman shopping for clothes

    As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Best 1st Quarter Since '98 Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.

  • Stocks Mixed in Light Volume as Quarter Ends Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Is $106 the Breaking Point for Oil? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Is $106 the breaking point for oil? First, some traders insisted $100 oil was the line in the sand: go over it, and our rally would falter. But it didn't happen: after a brief, three-week flutter, the major indices are knocking on the door of their old highs.