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  • Stocks Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    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 Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    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 Get Boost From Election's Last Day Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    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.

  • European Stock Picks for Obama, McCain Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Dow Falls Off a Cliff in Final Minutes of Trading Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    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 Pull Back After Fed Cuts Rates Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

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

  • Stocks Wobble as Market Waits on Fed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Open Lower as Market Waits on Fed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

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

  • The Good News On Inflation Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

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

  • A Wave of Mergers Could Hit Banking Sector Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | 1:24 PM ET
    Credit Crunch

    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.

  • Global Rate Cuts Gave Markets Few Minutes of Joy Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Why Traders Want Rate Cuts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Despite a belief that lowering rates may not do much, most traders disagree. Cutting rates is an attempt at reflation, and at this point that has become a major concern. Paying interest on reserves--which the Fed is now doing--is also a form of lowering rates.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Wilbur Ross' $1 Billion Bailout Plan Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    If the House of Representatives votes down the emergency economic bill, the billionaire investor has an alternative plan — that he'd stake with his own funds.

  • Drop in Factory Orders Pushes Stocks Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House.

  • Jobless Rise Pushes Futures Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly mixed open for Wall Street, with investors cautious after the Senate approved a sweetened version of the $700 billion bailout package for banks.

  • GE, Fertilizer Stocks, Truckers, Autos, And Financials Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    1) Word on the Street is GE, our parent company, is pricing the common stock offering at $22.25; waiting on final size. 2) Fertilizer stocks are down notably this morning, as Mosaic reported earnings well below expectations.