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

  • Stocks finished mostly higher following a choppy trading day, though weakness in tech companies and the financials thwarted a more substantial rally.

  • Stocks finished mostly higher following a choppy trading day, though weakness in tech companies and the financials thwarted a more substantial rally.

  • Stocks were mixed as Wall Street sought to regain its footing following Friday's dramatic oil-inspired selloff.

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow ending just shy of  its session high, after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart. A credit-rating downgrade on bond insurers spurred a quick dip but stocks quickly bounced back.  Oil closed near $128 a barrel.

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow posting a triple-digit point gain, helped by an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart.

  • Stocks finished mixed as investors juggled some encouraging economic news and concerns about the financial sector. Lehman Brothers rebounded, while bond insurers plunged. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.

  • Stocks ticked higher amid some encouraging economic data. Lehman Brothers rebounded after a recent slide but financials remained under some pressure ahead of a slew of earnings out of the sector next week.   Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.

  • Stocks opened lower but quickly bounced as investors juggled worries about financials against some upbeat economic news. American Express led Dow gainers. Lehman rebounded, while Bank of America fell.  Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.

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  • The stock market will have to shake off its renewed fear of the financials if it is to move ahead Wednesday.

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    The Dow suffered another triple-digit plummet with financials leading the way this time. Get the story on Lehman, GM, why Bernanke's backing of the buck and more in "Word on the Street."

  • 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 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 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.

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    Toll Brothers, the largest US luxury home builder, posted a quarterly net loss Tuesday, hurt by weakened demand in most markets amid the nation's housing slump, but the results were not as bad as Wall Street had expected.

  • 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.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is in the spotlight Tuesday and he could talk tough on inflation. But it's not likely Bernanke will wander far from his recent comments when he speaks to the International Monetary Conference in Barcelona at 9 a.m. via satellite.

  • If so, it could spark a marketwide rally, Cramer says.

  • Stocks closed with solid gains, led by technology companies such as Apple, as investors bet that a sharp drop in crude oil prices will help shore up consumer and business spending on tech gear.