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  • 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.

  • Most-Talked About On The Floor Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:08 PM ET

    The NAHB home buying survey for May is out, and is again showing some improvement, but not much. Present and Future expectations of sales-essentially a survey of builder sentiment-rose. But traffic in prospective buyers, which is what counts, was unchanged.

  • Stocks End Down Week With a Flop Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • CPI Gives Futures A Boost Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    A modest pop in futures as the Consumer Price Index was flat, in line with expectations.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Farrell: Unchain My TARP! Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    The stress test results gave banks 30 days to come up with a plan for raising capital and then six months to execute on the plan. Well, no offense to Big Brother, but the banks are tripping over themselves to sell equity to be in the position to repay the double-dealing government overlords.

  • Even Non Stress Test Banks Raising Money Monday, 11 May 2009 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures are weak as commodities and commodity stocks are down, along with some financials which have announced secondary offerings today.

  • Lightning Round: Loews, Palm, Travelers and More Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Sell Block: Life Insurers Escape Their Own Demise Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 8:24 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer drills into a couple of dentistry stocks for their underperformance.

  • In today's initial sell off, the Dow was down over 50% since its Oct 2007 peak.  Here are more key dates for the Dow & S&P, both on a closing and intraday basis:

  • Options Bearish on This Insurance Stock Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Principal Financial Group is seeing bearish options activity, as February puts trade with volume more than triple the previous open interest.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    On a week dominated by the $787B stimulus plan passed by the House, with the Senate scheduled to start the vote at 5:30pET Friday, the markets came close to retesting their November lows to end the week down 3.5% or greater.

  • Cramer’s Outrage: Principal Financial Group Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 10:00 PM ET

    This company took issue with one of the Mad Money host’s previous calls. Now he’s taking issue with them.

  • S&P 500 Financials Sector Leaders Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 11:44 AM ET

    Shares of US financial companies are rallying today after CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman, reported late Tuesday that the Obama administration might set a "bad bank," taking away toxic assets.

  • Cramer: Why You Can't Own Banks, Insurers Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    And that's not all. Energy plays, housing stocks, retailers – they're all victims of an under-the-radar trend in the markets.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.