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  • 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.

  • How to Invest When Stocks Aren't Going Anywhere Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
    Recession

    A flurry of government activity has failed to stem uncertainty about the economy—and stocks could be paying the price for months.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Lifted by Stimulus Pact Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks closed slightly higher as Wall Street welcomed news that House-Senate negotiators had reached agreement on an economic stimulus bill.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Intel Announces Stunning Domestic Investment Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Anyone who has covered Intel during its 41-year history knows the company's strategy during tough economic times: You gotta spend money to make money, with today's announcement, Paul Otellini set a new standard.

  • Value Stocks: Get 'Em While They're NOT Hot Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 10:03 AM ET

    Fifth Third Asset Management's Mary Jane Matts is an expert on value investing. So, in this topsy-turvy market environment, what does "value" mean? 

  • Pops & Drops: Amazon, Microsoft... Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Microsoft popped while Hartford Financial and Michael Phelps dropped.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.