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The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.
Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.
The next president will likely make changes that could dramatically affect your portfolio. Tax changes are especially likely. Two financial professionals offer tips on how to create an election-proof portfolio.
Yahoo and Google's advertising partnership announced in June is a big deal, in fact the promise that it would increase Yahoo revenues was one reason used in defending against Microsoft's proposed takeover.
After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note: "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."
There may be an upturn coming, but Michael Farr isn't ready to bet on it just yet. The president of Farr, Miller, and Washington says stocks in companies that produce consumer staples are a lot more promising than those that produce discretionary goods.
Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year. That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live.
The recent strength in high-end beauty & personal care companies goes against assumptions that consumers are trading down. How should you play it?
With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer. Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different? Here's how this year compares.
The Dow recorded triple digit gains on Friday due to a sharp plunge in the price of oil and talk that Lehman may soon attract a major investor.
Sometimes the better company isn't the better stock. Here's why.
We shed more light on the scorecard system Cramer gave viewers this week to value stocks.
This is probably the single most ambitious and useful series we've ever done.
There's a surprise twist at the end of this story. Find out why the lesser of these two companies is a buy.
No more Hollywood nights in those Hollywood hills for Rick Wagoner. General Motors is pulling out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards leaving ABC without...
Do you believe that financials, pharma and telecom can maintain through an economic downturn? If so, you might want to take a look at the Dow Industrials where some of the largest companies in the world are currently offering investors notably large dividend yields.
The market ends the week mixed as oil retreats and the dollar continues to strengthen. The NASDAQ and tech lead the way for stocks, up almost 1.6% for the week, followed by the S&P roughly flat, and the Dow lower for the week by almost a percent.
Stocks ended a mundane week mixed, despite modest gains Friday fueled by plunging oil prices that nevertheless couldn't offset a cautionary trading environment.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30. A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful. Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."
The interview with Google's CEO kept going even though the show was over. Find out what he had to say about taking market share overseas, improving advertising and pitching a marketing plan to Procter & Gamble.