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  • Homebuilders Face Off With Foreclosures Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
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    U.S. home builders, struggling under sinking demand and a credit crisis, now face a fresh obstacle: competition from a flood of homes in foreclosure.

  • Oil Prices Snag Stocks' Two-Month Rally Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Oil's relentless ascent finally pushed stocks over the edge, abruptly snapping the market's two-month rally.  The Dow dropped 3.9% for the week, dragged down by GM's 15% decline. Crude jumped $6 this week, settling at $132.19 a barrel. All U.S. financial markets are closed Monday.

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed As Oil Trims Gains Friday, 16 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks recovered most of their losses and were mixed in the final hour of trading as oil prices pulled back toward $126 a barrel.

  • Stocks Tank; Oil Pumps Up Energy Sector Friday, 16 May 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a report showed consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in 28 years.  The market had opened with some optimism after a jump in housing starts, but the souring of consumer sentiment, and a jump in oil above $!27 a barrel, curbed gains.

  • Stop Trading!: If Buffet Likes Wind Power... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    You should, too. Cramer offers his top picks for the sector.

  • Toll Brothers' Plan to Save Economy Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    If it worked for President Gerald Ford in 1975, it could work now.

  • Green Building: Are the Big Builders On Board? Friday, 9 May 2008 | 3:27 PM ET
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    I get a press release probably once a week from the National Association of Home Builders on some or another green improvement, initiative, product or conference. So I was surprised by a study that claims none of America’s 13 largest publicly traded home builders has “fully embraced" the green market...

  • Stocks Falter as Oil Rises; Yahoo Plunges Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • GM Drags on Dow; Oil Fuels Commods Trade Monday, 5 May 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks declined, with General Motors dragging on the Dow amid news of another strike and Yahoo weighing on technology stocks.

  • Two Builders Report Wednesday; Expect Little Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    Homebuilders Ryland and Pulte are reporting tomorrow. Don't expect much. There will continue to be significant pricing pressure & writedowns. Here's the key for the homebuilders...

  • Earnings Season Forecast Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    With Alcoa's report yesterday afternoon, the official start to earnings season is here.  Here are the current forecasts from Thomson Financial...

  • Game Plan: The Portfolio is Political Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 7:52 PM ET

    Why's Congress handing money to homebuilders that homeowners should get?

  • Rally Fizzles as Oil Creeps Up Near $105 Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks finished slight lower Wednesday as the financial-driven rally that kicked off the quarter Tuesday lost steam. Energy, retail and chips finished mostly higher.

  • Builders Show Strength As Stocks Wobble Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled at the open Wednesday as the market looked to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, testifying on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow, for direction.

  • Stocks Waver as Market Looks to Bernanke Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled at the open Wednesday as the market looked to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, testifying on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow, for direction.

  • ISM Manufacturing Index: Learning from Last Month Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
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    With the ISM Numbers coming out today, this will be the first major economic indicator of the second quarter.  The previous reading came in at 48.3 and consensus is for further contraction.  Today's reading, just in, came in at 48.6 and is better than expected.  Here are some stocks that moved after the last ISM reading.

  • For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally.  The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions.  The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle  and poor performance from Google .  Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season.   Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell.  The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM  , Monsanto  and Best Buy all reporting earnings.

  • Penney Worries Market; Dow Off 1.2% for Week Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Friday after a profit warning from J.C. Penney, which renewed fears about slower consumer spending. Financials and techs caved in after earlier attempts to rally.

  • Stocks Rise as Techs, Financials Rebound Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.