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  • Stocks declined Monday as the latest wave of dismal news washed over Wall Street: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • .More substantive is the talk of an automotive bailout; GM trading up about 5 percent pre-open. The House and Senate will be debating an interim financing solution this week, until the new administration takes control in late January.

  • Markets are braced for more hemorrhaging in jobs, with a Friday employment report expected to record 200,00 more jobs vaporized in October. This would push the jobless rate up two-tenths of a point to 6.3 percent.

  • A federal investigation into UBS concerning its sale of offshore private banking services to wealthy Americans is concentrating on senior and midlevel executives and bankers, and could result in one or more indictments, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reported.

  • Markets are braced for more hemorrhaging in jobs, with a Friday employment report expected to record 200,00 more jobs vaporized in October. This would push the jobless rate up two-tenths of a point to 6.3 percent.

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    Markets are braced for more hemorrhaging in jobs, with a Friday employment report expected to record 200,00 more jobs vaporized in October. This would push the jobless rate up two-tenths of a point to 6.3 percent.

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    'My estimates are 30- 70% below the Street and I think I’m still too high,' says Oppenheimer's Meredith Whitney.

  • Stocks popped like a champagne cork Tuesday as Wall Street breathed a gigantic sigh of relief that the presidential election — and the uncertainty that comes with it — is almost over.

  • Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and Mastercard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and MasterCard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Wall Street greeted the last day of a long presidential election campaign with enthusiasm, sending stocks up strongly off the market open as the nation chooses its new leader.

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    European building materials and construction stocks could be big gainers from a Barack Obama win in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, while defence companies would get a boost if rival John McCain won, analysts said.

  • If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.

  • Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.

  • Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • At least there was some good economic news today: both CPI and core CPI were below expectations, so inflation concerns are indeed receding.

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    The continued turmoil in the financial markets could spark a wave of mergers among banks and remaining brokerage firms in the coming weeks, according to Wall Street executives.

  • Now What? Traders are holding out hope for capitulation. That could come anytime, but it doesn't have to be this week or even next week. The big fear? The snow balling affect of fund redemptions will keep the selling pressure on.