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Stocks Principal Financial Group Inc

  • 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:

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Not all energy Master Limited Partnerships are created equal. Jim Cramer breaks down the crucial differences and warns the savvy investor to stay away from the riskier offerings.

  • Cramer makes room in the Sell Block today for a whole gang of misfits, based on analysis that Goldman Sachs released on Tuesday. Today's Sell Block detainees: life insurance companies like Lincoln, Hartford, Prudential and Principal. To put it simply, they're in "big trouble," according to Goldman's piece.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • It sounds simple enough, but this sector's at the heart of all our problems, Cramer says.

  • This stock's performance is a key barometer for the market, Cramer says.

  • Too bad that's exactly what most CEOs did, and now they're paying for it.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • While well off their lows and now even in positive territory, the Dow,  S&P and NASDAQ had been down for the sixth straight day.  Here are the stats for 6, 7, and 8 day losing streaks in case the streaks continue.

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    Qualifying rounds - Final: After a week of ups and downs, we are now up to the medal round.  The playing field has been narrowed from twenty countries to ten.  And the winners are...

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    Principal Financial Group said on Monday that earnings tumbled nearly 45 percent in the second quarter, hurt by capital losses tied to impaired fixed-income investments.

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    With gas prices at record highs across the country, some employers are implementing measures to help their employees ease the cost of driving to work.

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    The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick.  Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.

  • Principal Financial Group, one of the largest U.S. providers of retirement and life and health insurance, said on Monday that operating earnings rose nearly 23 percent in the third quarter, exceeding analysts' estimates, as assets under management surged.