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  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • As Energy Costs Soar, US Looks to Solar Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Winemaker Greg Allen walks between floating solar panels on a pond behind the Far Niente winery in Oakville, Calif. The winery is trying out a new approach in the volts-for-vines tradeoff, saving vineyard space by floating solar panels on a pond that recycles water left over from the winemaking process. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Apple is considering harnessing the sun to power its iPod music players. California's Ironwood prison is installing more than 6,000 solar panels, and Boston's Fenway Park is tapping solar power for Red Sox baseball games.

  • Energy, Financials Lead Decline; Lehman Skids Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • Stocks Skid After Drop in Auto Sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • Staples Raises Bid in Effort to Crack Dutch Market Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 1:09 PM ET

    U.S. office supplies retailer Staples raised its all-cash bid for Dutch business products group Corporate Express for the second time to 1.7 billion euros ($2.65 billion) on Tuesday.

  • Pop From Factory Orders Fizzles; GM Jumps Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave further indication that the central bank was comfortable with current interest rates and General Motors announced a restructuring plan that will close four North American plants.

  • Futures Move Higher After GM Announcement Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher after General Motors said it would stop production at a truck plant in Canada and three others in North America.

  • Money Flow: More Out Of Bonds Then Into Stocks Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $34 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Financials Lead Rebound; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Merger Buzz, Jobless Report Boost Stocks Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Stocks Hold Gains as Housing Prices Tumble Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and a pullback in oil prices, which earlier topped $135 a barrel. A separate report showed the largest decline in housing prices on record.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $43 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Corp. Express Fights Staples Bid with French Buy Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Corporate Express, a Dutch office supplier fighting off a hostile bid from U.S. rival Staples, has agreed to buy French rival Lyreco for 1.39 billion euros ($2.16 billion) in cash and equity.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Corp. Express Shares Fall as Staples Goes Hostile Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    Shares in Dutch office goods supplier Corporate Express slipped on Tuesday after U.S. office supplies retailer Staples launched a hostile 1.5 billion euro ($2.3 billion) bid for the firm.

  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Stocks Skid as Core Produce Prices Jump Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday after a measure of wholesale inflation rose more than expected, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.