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  • GE Ratings Cut: Only 5 AAA Industrials Left Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric, lowering its rating to AA-plus with a stable outlook, down from the top-tier, AAA credit rating it enjoyed. Here are some sobering facts about GE and other big stocks...

  • An Obsolete "WARNing?" Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    As the economy hemorrhages jobs (3.6 million and counting since the start of the recession), C-level suites everywhere are abuzz with executives hashing out the details of impending rightsizings, streamlining, redundancies, or whatever obfuscation of choice.

  • Dow 9900 By Year End? Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard.  Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows.  Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.

  • S&P 500 Rises For A Second Day Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks rose for a second day on Wednesday after JP Morgan Chase said the bank was profitable in January and February, echoing comments by Citigroup a day earlier.

  • Media And Tech Dealmaking Charges On Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    I'm reporting from the Montgomery Tech Conference in Santa Monica Ca, and it's surprising and refreshing to find such an excited and optimistic assortment of startups and potential investors.

  • Warren Buffett has certainly lost billions of dollars over the past year, but has he lost his title of "World's Richest Billionaire?"   We'll find out when the 2009 edition of the widely-followed Forbes ranking of global wealth is released at 6p ET tonight (Wednesday).

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    On a week that saw a late-day rally for the Dow & S&P Friday, managing to close in positive territory for the day, following a dismal jobs report, increased concerns over GM's viability and another bailout for AIG, the markets fell 6% or greater for the week.   

  • Stop Trading!: Dow 5,320? Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    Cramer has calculated what he thinks is an absolute bottom for this bellwether index.

  • They're Hiring: Where The Jobs Are Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    Despite the recession and almost daily layoff announcements from major companies,  many employers across the country are actually hiring.

  • 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.