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  • Stocks Continue to Rally into Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks continued their December rally Thursday, led by banks and homebuilders, following a handful of positive economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt.  Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Cisco fell.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Banks; Home Depot Rises Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    Stocks gained after a surprisingly upbeat report from the housing market and as a stream of stronger-than-expected retail sales reports signaled a bright start to the holiday season. Bank of America and Home Depot rose.

  • Waivers Address Talk of Dropping Health Coverage Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.

  • Stocks End Down Sharply on Economic Worries Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply lower Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Home Depot fell, while HP rose.

  • Dow Falls 100 Points; Banks, Industrials Slide Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Financials; HP Rises Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news.  bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.

  • Earnings Roundup: Aug. 2 Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 10:32 AM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Aug. 2.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: KB Home, OpenTable and More... Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • June 11: Unusual Volume Leaders Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 3 Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday,  May 3.

  • Why You’re Missing Major Moves Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 8:56 PM ET

    Some of the financial crisis’ hardest-hit stocks are running, so why aren’t you buying?

  • Why Regional Banks Are Rising Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Plus, get Cramer's latest call on commodities.

  • Dec. 3: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Most companies have reported earnings that produced good news. Will the markets go higher from here? Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, shared his market insights.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Futures Gain as Europe Stocks Hit 1-Year High Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • 15 Stocks to Consider Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    It is now four weeks since the S&P 500 hit its recent closing high of 946.21 on June 12.  The benchmark index is down 6.7% since then and some components have been hit harder than others bringing dividend yields back up again.  Here is a screen for companies that have been beaten up but might have good value in the longer term.