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  • Dow Jumps Over 3% On The Week Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Dow closed with fresh gains Friday due to a smaller-than-expected loss from Citigroup and the biggest weekly dollar drop ever in oil prices. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Wobble as Rally Can't Find Legs Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Stocks Mixed as Banks Bounce, Oil Recedes Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Market Turns Lower as Bank Rally Fizzles Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Friday as an early bank rally fizzled and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Crunch Time for Financial Rally Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Is there any doubt that big-cap financials are the key to this market? What's worked for two months? Sell the rally in financials. This is crunch time for the two-day rally...and not surprisingly, they are pushing the old trade hard today.

  • Yahoo: News Corp on Call; Legg Mason Helps Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Yahoo is unlikely to get into a bidding war over AOL with Microsoft because if Microsoft gets in the way, Yahoo could instead renew talks over News Corp's Web properties, a person with knowledge of the plans said Thursday.

  • Citigroup Shares Jump on Smaller-than-Expected Loss Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss Friday despite $11.7 billion of write-downs and credit losses tied to deteriorating capital markets and the slumping economy.

  • Earnings reports from Google and Microsoft are casting doubts on the assumption that these tech giants are immune to the recent economic downturn.

  • Key To Market? Big Cap Financials Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    This is crunch time for this little mini-rally--since the earnings news is mixed, it will be critical for the market to move sideways or up today, and avoid retracing any of the last two days gains. Options expiration today.

  • European Shares Seen Opening Mixed Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European shares are expected to be mixed at the start of trade on Friday as investors weigh up gains on Wall Street, helped by lower oil prices, against disappointing after-the-bell results from Merrill Lynch , Google  and Microsoft.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 9:36 PM ET

    Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings report turned the tide ahead of the open.

  • Today's Top Videos: Wachovia, Microsoft & More Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Regulators continue to crack down, high-end homes go to auction and Microsoft misses its earnings forecast. Following are today's top videos:

  • Oil Plunge Sparks Rally Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 6:02 PM ET

    The Dow and broader stock market jumped on Thursday as oil prices dropped sharply for a third day. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Farrell: Earnings Surprises (MER/MSFT vs. JPM/IBM) Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:24 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Just when it looked safe to get back into the water, sharks were sighted. Merrill Lynch showed a bigger loss than expected (a much bigger loss), Microsoft was indeed soft and Google could have done better. On the other hand, JP Morgan surprised us as did United Technologies and IBM. So maybe you pay your money and you take your chances.

  • IBM "Feels Goods" - The Rest of the Techs Do Not Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    As for techs, traders note that there has been less focus on that sector, because everyone is still in the process of unwinding the Long Energy/Short Financials trade. These numbers will reinforce the bear position that we are in a poor market for tech.

  • IBM Earnings Beat Street--Big Time Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    Minutes after reporting this news, the company offered up a revision to its full year earnings per share and the bump up is significant. Remember, IBM did this at the conclusion of its first quarter, taking EPS estimates up from $8.25 to $8.50.

  • Microsoft Earnings: Why They Were A Bad Surprise Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    The company missed the Street expectations by a penny, so in the big scheme of things not such a devastating issue. But the miss comes on far better than expected top line growth: $15.8 billion instead of the $15 billion analysts expected. What's the problem here?

  • Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $15.84 billion -- falling short of analyst estimates.

  • Yahoo Says Icahn's Agenda Presents Significant Risk Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Yahoo said on Thursday billionaire Carl Icahn's agenda presents a "significant risk" to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms.

  • Gaming Giants Go Soft -- Karaoke Anyone? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    Move over guns and grenades. Make room for karaoke microphones and Frisbees.  The gaming world is going soft. Having been the home of fairly violent games like the Xbox 360's "Halo 3" and PlayStation 3's "Resistance: Fall of Man," the video game industry is looking to to grab more of  the mass market consumer.