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  • 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.

  • Tame Inflation, Lehman Upgrade Lift Stocks Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:58 AM ET

    Stocks rose at the opening bell as the market weighed benign inflation data with a weak outlook from J.C. Penney.

  • KB Home Swings to Loss as Housing Sales Decline Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
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    Home builder KB Home posted a quarterly loss on Friday with impairment and abandonment charges as the U.S. housing market continued its steep decline, and said it did not expect conditions to improve in the near term.

  • Bear Stearns' Jimmy Cayne: Stock Sale "Bad Timing" Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    The talk today is not about stocks but about Jimmy Cayne selling his Bear Stearns stock for $60 million. Yes, he sold it for only $10 and change, far below the $175 peak and its $57 price just a few weeks ago, but don't kid yourself. This was bad timing.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Oracle Spurs Concerns Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday after another analyst warning on the financial sector and disappointing earnings from Oracle.

  • Subprime Mess Could Hit CEO Wallets This Proxy Season Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    At annual meetings across the country shareholders are making the yearly pilgrimage to have their voices heard,  and votes counted,  at the companies they own.  In some cases, those shareholders have a hand in changing the way the firm does business.

  • Builders Sit With Cash And Everybody Waits Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 12:17 PM ET

    I’m working on a story for TV today about which builders are in the deepest doo-doo after the Commerce Dept. reports single family permits down 6.2 percent in January. Permits are down 30 percent since the August credit freeze and down 57 percent from their peak in September of 2005.

  • Stocks Have Their Best Day in Five Years Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.

  • Homebuilder Stocks Jump on Fannie Mae, Lehman News Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

  • Housing Outlook Brightens, Lifting Builder Stocks Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 1:16 PM ET

    After all the doom and gloom in recent months, the beleagured housing market got a bit of good news on Wednesday.

  • Homebuilder Toll Brothers on Wednesday announced that it expects to post a 22 percent drop in first-quarter home-building revenue. The top U.S. luxury builder said home-building revenue was $842.7 million for the three months ended Jan. 31, down from $1.09 billion in the year-ago quarter. But one analyst hasn't given up hope.

  • To date 291 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Create a Business from Home Builders' Woes Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

    Homebuilders face a "side effect" challenge: a massive land glut. But one savvy entrepreneur is creating a new business from the builders' problems.

  • U.S. Homebuilder Outlook Terrible -- But Stocks Rise Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    U.S. homebuilder sentiment sank to nearly a record low in January. A survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Home Builders cited the glut in houses on the block, and tight credit and lending conditions, as stimuli depressing the market. Nevertheless, several of the biggest builders -- and the firms with the worst outlooks -- saw their shares rise Wednesday.

  • Sell Block: Mortgage Madness! Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:31 PM ET

    In a special Sell Block, Cramer revisits the worst performers of the subprime mortgage crisis. His new takes may surprise you.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks On The Move: Circuit City, Websense... Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Circuit City (CC) and Websense (WBSN) popped while KB Homes (KBH) and Brinker International (EAT) dropped.

  • Stocks Skid Back Into Correction Territory Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Stocks skidded back into correction territory as investors worried that the tumbling economy may not only cripple mortgage lenders like Countrywide Financial but create problems for other companies like AT&T.

  • KB Home Posts Quarterly Loss Amid Housing Decline Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
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    KB Home posted a quarterly loss of nearly $773 million Tuesday with abandonment and impairment charges as the U.S. housing market continued to decline, and said it expects another tough year for the industry in 2008.

  • Look Sharp: Home Sales Flat -- But Not Bottoming Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.