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  • Stock Rally Fizzles; Dow Sheds Over 300 Points Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stocks attempted to rally this afternoon — and the Dow and S&P even briefly broke into positive territory — but at the end of the day, the downward pressure was just too crushing and stocks ended lower.

  • Stocks Pare Losses But Down for the Week Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Friday after a record drop in retail sales and some dismal fourth-quarter forecasts.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Retail, Q4 Gloom Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Friday after a record drop in retail sales and some dismal fourth-quarter forecasts.

  • G20 Meeting: "The Results Will Be Moderate" Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    As the G-20 meets in Washington, there is a lot of parsing of commentary from attending politicians.

  • Futures Take Hit From Bad Corporate News Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    Stock were set for another negative open Friday, following a roller-coaster session for the major indexes on Thursday that saw the Dow swing more than 900 points from low to high. 

  • JC Penney Profit Drops, Forecast Falls Short Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 8:21 AM ET
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  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 9:31 PM ET

    Thursday's wild action could draw some buyers into the stock market Friday. But traders warn it could be another volatile day, and there will certainly be investors who use Thursday's gains to take profits.

  • Holiday advertising from a lengthening list of retailers will reflect the cautious mood among consumers as data indicate spending is slowing and store revenue is falling, the New York Times reports.

  • Don't Assume – You Know What They Say Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    Too bad that's exactly what most CEOs did, and now they're paying for it.

  • Pops & Drops: PetroChina, Freeport McMoRan... Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of PetroChina and Freeport McMoRan popped while Legg Mason and Google dropped.

  • Market Insider: Economy's Illness Keeps Spreading Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Like anxious relatives in a hospital room, investors have been watching the economy get sicker and sicker with new symptoms surfacing daily.

  • Market Plays Defense Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    For the week, the major industries saw uniform declines: Dow Industrials down 4.1 percent, S&P 500 down 3.9 percent, NASDAQ down 4.3 percent. However, financials were down 8.1 percent, while consumer staples were down only 1.2 percent.

  • Holiday Outlook Gloomier After Weak October Sales Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Retailers are reporting some of the weakest sales in more than a decade as consumer spending dried up in October amid the uncertainty brought on by the financial crisis and mounting layoffs.

  • Get Ready—Same Store Retail Sales Will Be Awful Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Last week, analysts finally woke up and began aggressively cutting same store sales. As always, they have been late and the stock market has moved ahead of them.

  • Lower Gas Prices May Help Lift Holiday Retail Sales Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Lower gas prices could provide a lift to what are otherwise predicted to be dismal U.S. holiday sales, but experts say it will take some time for consumers to feel confident enough about the troubled economy to resume spending.

  • U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.

  • OMG! Xmas Sales Are Starting Already Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Take off that Sarah Palin mask and get your shop on because retailers are desperate this year and they've rolled out some hefty sales before the first little pirate or princess even hits the doorbell.

  • Traders See Days Of Wide Range Ahead Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    We are entering a period of poor economic data, even poorer than the previous months, as evidenced by the retail sales data today.

  • Already Seeing Selling Into The Rally Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stock traders for the first time are openly asserting that a bottom has been put in. Concerns about global bank failures and meltdowns are receding as global finance ministers are now coordinating their efforts.

  • Paulson To Blame For Late Sell-Off? Read This First Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Late in the day Treasury Secretary Paulson did disappoint traders by saying it would take several weeks before Treasury would buy assets, but he also mentioned the powers to inject capital into financial institutions that the Treasury now has.