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  • Solar Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    The future of this renewable energy source is bright,  especially since it's expected to be  cost-competitive within five years. And the US is well-positioned to benefit.

  • Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Flourish Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish Friday, led by financials and techs, as a tame core-inflation reading and lower oil helped the market end a chaotic week on a high note.

  • Stocks Hold Ground as Financials, Tech Soar Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    Stocks regained lost ground heading into the final hour of trade, with lower oil boosting financials and a host of other beaten-down sectors as Wall Street bid to finish a seesaw week slightly higher.

  • European Events to Watch Out For Next Week Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    A look ahead to some of the major European events in business and politics next week.

  • Stocks Higher as Oil Slides, Financials Gain Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks continued a solid rally Friday, boosted by falling oil prices and investors who swooped in to snatch up battered financial stocks.

  • Stocks Close Higher; Yahoo Tumbles Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.

  • Stocks Pare Gains As Oil Prices Rally Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks were well off their highs but still posting solid gains after unexpected strength in retail sales and a multibillion-dollar takeover bid in the brewing sector.

  • Dow at 3-Month Low as Oil Fuels Inflation Jitters Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday as oil's resurgence lit the fuse of inflation fears, pushing the Dow to a three-month low.  Oil jumped about $5 a barrel, settling at $136.38. Financials were the hardest hit.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil's Surge Escalates Inflation Jitters Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as oil's resurgence fanned inflation fears and a downgrade on Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Oil jumped about $6.

  • GE Bets on Solar with Majority Primestar Stake Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Solar energy is playing a bigger role in General Electric’s energy portfolio, and GE Energy has announced it is taking a majority stake in PrimeStar Solar.

  • Oil, Alcoa Downgrade Clamp Down on Stocks Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower as oil's resurgence fanned inflation fears and a downgrade on Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Oil jumped nearly $3, topping $134 a barrel.

  • Futures Rise with Oil Inventories in Focus Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Wednesday, but the energy market could again hijack the stock market with U.S. inventory data arriving later in the morning.

  • Staples Will Buy Corporate Express for $2.6 Billion Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 3:59 AM ET
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    U.S. office supply retailers Staples' improved $2.65 billion bid for Corporate Express won the Dutch company's approval, Corporate Express CEO Peter Ventress told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • 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.