Housing and autos are in the news, but how's business? Answer: the bottom is still murky.
Tuesday: Consumer confidence squeaked above its record low. Ford announced an incentive program -- covering payments if a buyer is laid off -- similar to Hyundai's. GM's new CEO Fritz henderson said bankruptcy is possible within 60 days. J.P. Morgan said global banks will write down $17 billion more. CNBC heard from experts who said retail looks less scary, housing is finally coming back — but warned that inflation could be "kryptonite" for bonds.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors digested the Obama administration’s tough stance on General Motors and Chrysler.
Japan announced that they will unveil another stimulus plan. Isn't this the third one for this downturn? I've lost track. ... Ford announces incentive program; Street believes GM is next. This is similar to the successful Hyundai Assurance Program. Lennar reported a loss. HSBC up 5% in pre-market trading as CEO Michael Geoghegan reiterated that the London-based bank will not need any government money.
In this Web Extra, the traders talk earnings from homebuilder Lenar and education provider Apollo. Also Tuesday is the last day of the quarter, should you make adjustments?
There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..
Well, the Federal Reserve chairman didn’t say that exactly. But the central bank’s announcement Wednesday sure seemed to imply it.
Lennar is seeing a feeding frenzy of bearish options trading, as hedge fund managers circulate rumors that the homebuilder has hired a bankruptcy law firm.
Investing is a Darwinian death match these days. Here’s how you live through it.
Stocks staged a comeback in the final hour of trading Thursday following news that the Obama administration is mulling a new plan to subsidize mortgage payments for homeowners in jeopardy. In other words, the market finally got what Treasury Secretary Geithner failed to deliver: Details.
Hope for a modest recovery in the housing sector spurred by a recent decline in mortgage rates, seems to be a far fetched pipe dream.
Stocks continued their slide Monday as the economy and what is expected to be a horrendous earnings season formed a one-two punch to knock out hopes for a January rally.
Stocks were stuck in negative territory Monday, with pervading worries about the recession and the ways in which quarterly earnings reports would reflect economic difficulties dominating investor concerns.
Wall Street was looking at a slightly lower open Monday as traders took a leery view of the kickoff to earnings season.
The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.
Lennar shares came under pressure Friday following fraud rumors after a letter questioning a late 1990s transaction surfaced on the Internet.
The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.
Major homebuilders are down across the board today as Lennar faces fraud accusations from a self-described consumer group.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
The promise of an Obama stimulus package has raised hopes that the battered housing sector will soon stabilize. That's encouraged investors to buy home builder stocks — but Ivy Zelman of Zelman and Associates warns investors to be very selective.