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  • Stocks extended their losses Thursday after a weak report on manufacturing out of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve and a disappointing report on jobless claims.   Intel and GE  fell.

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    Schools across the US are beginning the new school year with shrinking budgets and outsize demands for basic supplies. The New York Times reports.

  • The VIX spiked 15 percent on Wednesday, closing above 25. Is volatility back in the stock market? Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors, and David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, shared their insights.

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    Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.

  • With new data showing China's manufacturing is shrinking, the Fast Money desk discusses the best plays in the People's Republic.

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    Tired of waiting for spending to rebound on its own, retailers are taking matters into their own hands. From loans to shoppers or discounts for credit card holders, shops entice wary consumers to spend, the New York Times reports.

  • Worse than expected data out of China led to speculation that the recovery may be at risk. Are investors being proactive or just plain overreacting?

  • If your portfolio contains any of these companies, Cramer says, it might be time to take profits.

  • Stocks tumbled Thursday and selling accelerated in the final minutes of trading as investors worried about two events coming Friday — a German vote on the EU bailout and options expiration. The Dow and S&P both lost 3.6%, while the Nasdaq fell over 4%. A key gauge of volatility spiked more than 25%.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, May 20.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening after oscillating ahead of trading Thursday, as major European indexes shed early-morning gains.

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    As the argument over whether states should impose sales tax on all online purchases heats up, a government organization released a report showing how much revenue each state could shave off its deficit if it imposed taxes on all Web and catalog sales.

  • Stocks logged their biggest gains in over a year Monday after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-bailout package to stem the sovereign-debt crisis.

  • The Dow held onto a solid 400-point gain Monday afternoon after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-rescue package for Greece and other nations over the weekend. Industrials and financials, the hardest hit last week, led the pack.

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    According to a new survey by research firm ForeSee Results, satisfaction among the top 100 online retailers shifted to an all-time high 78 out of 100—a five-point increase over this time last year.

  • Venture capital firms have invested nearly $20 billion into hundreds of green technology startups over the past five years, according to Greentech Media, a San-Francisco based research and media company. But with only a few of these startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar. The selection criteria included technological edge, potential to disrupt the market, quality of the

    With only a few green technology startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Dow’s close on Wednesday belies a ton of positives for stocks, Cramer says.

  • Following are the moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Ralph Lauren and JA Solar popped while Vornado and AK Steel dropped.

  • A number of stocks are regaining their losses thanks to a good, old-fashioned narrative, Cramer says.