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  • Using Analysts As Contrarians? Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    It might be possible to use analysts as contrarian indicators. Have you noticed how many analysts have suddenly gotten all gloomy over their space, even though they have taken down numbers

  • Stocks Tick Higher as Oil Retreats Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from an early slide as banks recovered and strength permeated techs, housing and retail stocks.  The market had opened lower as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Surges; Lehman Rises Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Market Issues For Week: Oil, Earnings, Financials Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped about 5 points as the New York Empire State Index was notably weaker than expected and has been down 4 of the last 5 months, then dropped again on oil. The most important issues this week:

  • Quiz Cramer: What Does New iPhone Mean for AT&T? Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    Plus, what happened to your crusade against the uptick rule?

  • iPhone Subsidies to Take Bite Out of AT&T Earnings Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    AT&T will suffer lower earnings this year and next year as it plans to subsidize the price of the latest iPhone from Apple in a bet it can help it boost data services and steal customers.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • Dow Plunges 400 Points as Oil Fans Fears Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    The Dow plunged more than 400 points as the sharpest jump in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years and rocketing oil prices sparked concerns about stagflation. Oil jumped more than $11 a barrel to close at a record $138.54.

  • Who's the Next Alltel? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Actually, there's a better way to play the Verizon Wireless buyout.

  • Biggest Jump In A Month Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks rose the most in more than a month on Thursday with the Dow making a triple digit advance. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Retail, Energy Lead Rally; Oil Near $128 Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Blue Chips Rally; Homebuilders Slide Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    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.

  • Verizon, Wal-Mart Lead Blue-Chip Rally Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    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.

  • New Phone? It's The Network, Stupid Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 12:39 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    In spite of the built-in WiFi, the touch-screen that lets users manipulate data and an accelerometer that allows the on-screen image to rotate with the device, the reality is, without a network that allows users to fully realize its capabilities, the iPhone is only achieving a portion of its potential.

  • Stocks Rally as Wal-Mart Boosts Dow Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    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.

  • Verizon Wireless to Buy Alltel In $28.1 Billion Deal Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Verizon Wireless agreed to buy Alltel for $28.1 billion, including $22.2 billion in debt, vaulting the combined company to first place in the U.S. mobile services market ahead of AT&T.

  • Vodafone Confirms Verizon Talks to Buy Alltel Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:33 AM ET
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    Britain's Vodafone confirmed on Thursday that U.S.-based Verizon Wireless, in which it has a 45 percent stake, is in advanced talks to buy U.S. rural mobile service provider Alltel.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:18 PM ET

    May's chain store sales and weekly jobless claims will be factors in the market Thursday, as credit worries still manage to haunt stocks.

  • Web Extra: Apple Conquers The World Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 7:06 PM ET

    Apple reached a deal to sell iPhones in Japan by the end of the year. In Wednesday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing the news.

  • Stocks Finish Mixed; Bond Insurers Plunge Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    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.