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Stocks paused briefly as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president but resumed their slide as banks took a beating over profit worries.
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The market seemed to shrug off bad news from two major banks and Apple. So is the bottom?
The S&P fell on Monday with investors taking profits after last week's run-up; also concerns about slowing cell phone sales hit shares of the biggest telecommunications companies.
Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Monday as traders cashed in some of their chips from last week's rally following some dismal reports on the telecom and financial sectors.
Stocks turned mixed Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, as a construction report came in much better than expected, as did U.S. auto sales. Stocks started off the day sharply lower as investors cashed in some of their chips after last week's rally that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark.
Stocks declined Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, after a rally last week that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark. A report that showed construction spending fell by half of what was expected helped shave some of the loss.
We begin the "real" New Year with stocks at a 6-week high, and the S&P 500 24 percent above its November 20 low. Now let's see if we can change leadership: health care and consumer stocks have generally outperformed in the past few weeks, though recently industrial stocks have improved. A shift toward less defensive names would be a welcome development.
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Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today. He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.
Historically, December has been the strongest month of the year on average for the Dow. So far this year, the Dow is down 2.8% month-to-date. Will we see a Santa Claus rally this year?
The much discussed "investor fear gauge", or the VIX closed below $50 for the first time since it closed at $47.43 on November 4. Are things beginning to stabilize?
Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.
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This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.
Sony became one of the latest companies to announce layoffs in attempt to rein in costs and weather the weak economy.
Further layoffs on Monday from big market names, including a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average an American business icon, added to employment gloom.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 533,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate climbed to 6.7%. This is the highest drop in nonfarm payrolls since 1974 and the highest unemployment rate since October 1993. The October payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 320,000. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.