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  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 5:04 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:14 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Third Time's the Charm: Dow Gains 172 Points Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks made a third attempt at a rally Thurdsay though techs took a beating amid worries about the outlook for the sector.

  • Rally Loses Steam; Techs Skid Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    A rally spurred by bargain hunting fizzled Thursday as weakness in technology leaders offset strength energy-related companies.

  • S&P, Nasdaq Close at Five-Year Lows Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether. The Dow shed 514.45, or 5.7 percent, to close at 8519.21.  The S&P 500 lost  6.1 percent, ending at 896.78, revisiting its Oct. 10 level.

  • Opportunity Knocks: Pharma Stocks Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    Pharmaceuticals are priced at a bargain, said Mike Burnick, Weiss Capital Management director of research.

  • Dow Down 400 as Earnings Rattle Market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether.

  • Pension Funds A Worry With Down Market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    Corporations are required to fund these pension funds at certain levels, and a lower market may require them to put up more money to cover any shortfall between what is paid out and what is taken in.

  • Layoffs Keep Growing: Merck, Yahoo Slash Jobs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.

  • Merck Shows "Sensitivity" Amid Massive Cuts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 10:56 AM ET
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    You gotta feel sorry for the folks at Merck. Immediately after the drugmaker finishes a program to get rid of more than 10,000 employees, the company drops the ax again.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply, Fear Gauge Soars Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether.

  • Futures Fall Amid Gloomy Earnings Start Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 8:09 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weak open Wednesday as the emerging earnings picture did little to alleviate investors' fears of a grinding recession, despite an easing in interbank lending rates.

  • Dow Up More Than 400 Points Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
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    The Dow made another triple digit move on Monday this time soaring more than 400 points higher.

  • When Earnings Mean Nothing Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    What's an investor to do when he can't depend on that key metric? Here is Cramer's answer.

  • Cramer: Buy Watsco for the Dividend Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    A nice cash cushion is just what investors need right now, the Mad Money host says. Here's his latest pick.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For The Week Ahead Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 7:09 PM ET
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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play next week's market moving events.

  • Game Plan: Merck Is Right for This Market Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    A drug stock with a safe dividend? That's just what you need in this tough environment.

  • Earnings, Bargain Hunting Boost Stocks Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks went on another rollercoaster ride Friday, opening sharply lower before a series of  ups, downs and curves, and an afternoon burst of bargain hunting that sent the Dow up more than 200 points.

  • Wild Two Weeks Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Dow Industrials has shown some significant moves each day over the past two weeks. In fact, yesterday the Dow was up 10% from its session low to session high.