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Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.
Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.
Any close that is near break even or positive would be a sign that stocks are discounting a lot of bad news.
Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.
With a flood of earnings coming in today, CNBC asked analysts to weigh in on the results.
Futures are down in reaction to the poor earnings guidance we have seen from Dupont, Texas Instruments, Sandisk and Sun Micro, among others, but the swing in the futures pre-open has been only 18 points, well below the 50-point spreads we have seen in the past few weeks.
U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.
Investors Tuesday will again be watching for progress in the credit markets, where the trickle from a slow thaw has been enough to end the drought of buyers in the stock market.
The Dow made another triple digit move on Monday this time soaring more than 400 points higher.
Texas Instruments reported a profit that fell and missed forecasts by a penny, and the semiconductor maker gave a forecast for the fourth quarter that was lower than analysts' projections.
Technology earnings are front and center. With a wide range of tech titans reporting over the next several days, what should you be watching?
With so many other factors powering the market these days, third-quarter earnings could be little more than an afterthought.
If the Dow Jones Industrial Average does not close above 10,625 this month, it will be in a multi-year bear market and likely to be closer to the 5,000 level once the recession is over, a strategist told CNBC Monday.
We are entering a period of poor economic data, even poorer than the previous months, as evidenced by the retail sales data today.