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  • Quiet Layoffs Sting Workers Without Notice Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    With the economy weakening, chief executives want Wall Street to see them as tough cost-cutters who are not afraid to lay off workers. But plenty of job cuts are not trumpeted in news releases, the New York Times reported.

  • S&P 500 Hits Lowest Level Since Sept. 1996 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks slid on Thursday with the Dow and S&P falling to 12-year lows and the Nasdaq finishing at its lowest level since March 2003.

  • As General Electric continues to fall, the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, is now at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 9:02 AM ET

    Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Cramer to White House: Wealth Destruction Is Real Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    If Press Secretary Robert Gibbs needs proof that President Obama's spending plans are hurting the markets, then he should look at the Dow. Or the S&P 500. Or the Nasdaq...

  • Dividend Plays Not Dead Despite Flood of Cutbacks Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 12:36 PM ET
    Wall Street Trader

    Despite a rash of recent cuts, playing dividends continues to be an important tool for investors, financial advisers say.

  • Let the Options Re-Pricing Stimulus Begin Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 3:38 PM ET
    Technical Workers in Clean Room

    The company's fourth quarter earnings report is particularly devastating since the company comes up way short as far as Wall Street expectations are concerned, even though analysts have been falling all over each other over the past week to lower estimates.

  • New Lows Abound Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 1:03 PM ET

    The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.

  • Sony Shares Fall, Stringer Takes Control Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | 8:10 PM ET
    Sony Building

    Shares of Sony closed half a percent lower Monday after the electronics maker said CEO Howard Stringer would double up as president and directly oversee the electronics division at the centre of its problems.

  • Zen and the Art of the Credit Crisis Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

    The credit crisis and downward spiral of the economy can be a drag. But put some pictures or music to it and it can be downright fun. Let’s turn that frown upside down! For your weekend viewing pleasure, a few artistic interpretations of the current hole we find ourselves in.

  • Sony Centers Power in Incoming President Stringer Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 9:06 AM ET
    Sony Building

    Sony sent a message of change Friday in centering power in Chief Executive Howard Stringer, who will also become president and gain greater say over its core electronics business as Japan's iconic electronics maker tackles a painful global slump.

  • Dell's A Mess, And Will Continue To Be Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    Dell will release its fourth quarter earnings after the bell tonight, and despite some draconian cost cuts and a rock-bottom share price, it is an unattractive investment. And will be for the foreseeable future.

  • S&P 500 Jumps 4% Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.

  • Pros Say: Eye of Recession Storm is Near Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Tuesday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned the "severe" U.S. recession may drag into 2010 unless the government succeeds in stabilizing the banking system and financial markets. Debate continues on bank "nationalization," with Bank of America insisting it won't need a bigger U.S. stake; and analysts wondering if Citigroup actually needs the government to pick up more than 40 percent. Experts told CNBC that fears of nationalization are overdone — and we're now entering the epicenter of the recession.

  • With the market at a 12-year low, it's a healthy exercise to try and find some good things in this world. Here are 5 things we bet you didn't think of...

  • Dow Components: 1997 vs. 2009 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997.  7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.

  • Market Finds 11-Year Low Despite Bank Rally Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.

  • What it Takes to Move the Dow Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.

  • Stock Strategy: Dee-fense! Dee-fense! Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    Craig Peckham is hunkering down for a long period of softness in the economy, with stock positions that are clearly defensive. "We're steering clients toward health care and selective plays in the consumer staples space," the Jefferies equity trading strategist told CNBC.  "Technology is also interesting."

  • Survivor, Wall Street Style Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 8:12 PM ET

    Investing is a Darwinian death match these days. Here’s how you live through it.