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  • Stocks Rally, Led by Autos, Financials Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Pros Say: Market Bottom Has Started Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    The White House said Monday it was "very likely" to reach a deal with Congress to aid U.S. auto makers — providing Democratic legislators can offer specific terms. Meanwhile, more glum earnings and job-cut statements came from 3M, MetLife and Dow Chemical. Crunching these concepts together, experts told CNBC that the market is bottoming and the smart money is quietly starting to buy up energy, tech stocks — and airlines.

  • Back at Junk Value, Recyclables Are Piling Up Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 10:02 AM ET
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    The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals.

  • Dow Ends Topsy-Turvy Week Down 2.2% Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Stocks shot up like a rocket in the final hour of trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks Up Sharply In Late Rally Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    The Dow jumped on Friday as investors bet that a steep drop in oil prices will boost consumer spending and the retail sector.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 12/05 Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    As the US economy "officially" enters recession, the markets slide about 2% for the week, but staged a comeback on Friday after absorbing the worst job loss since 1974. The Dow traded in an almost 570 point range.

  • Wal-Mart Can Save America? Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    What would be worse for America, the failure of GM or the failure of Wal-Mart? Or, which would be worse, the failure of Wall Street of the failure of Wal-Mart?

  • Great Companies Come at Fair Prices Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 6:55 AM ET

    "Buy great companies at fair prices, instead of fair companies at great prices," Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington Gemini, advised.

  • Stocks Drop 200 Amid Economic Worries Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply lower Thursday amid anxiety over a fresh round of layoffs, dismal same-store sales numbers and the prospect of tomorrow's jobs report.

  • Today's Top Videos: Auto Bailout, Job Cuts & More... Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    The Big Three CEOs returned to Washington to meet with the Senate Banking Committee today, as AT&T and other companies reported job cuts. Following are today's top videos:

  • Hopeful Sign: If Selloff Stays Shallow Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Will stocks stop dropping on bad news? Never mind the auto hearings, that is the No. 1 question on trading desks today. Stocks are down Thursday, but the relatively modest decline, the light volume, and the breadth is far less a response than one might expect given the poor news flow.

  • Stocks Move Lower in Choppy Trading Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Factory Report Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 11:04 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • Europe Banks in Huge Rate Cuts; U.S. Earnings Glum Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    Sweden, Bank of England, and now the ECB have all cut interest rates, the ECB by a record 75 basis points to 2.5 percent. On the U.S. front, there is mostly negative news. Let's see how much of this negative news has been priced into the market.

  • Your First Move For Thursday December 4th Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Retailers Move Market? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    If you think navigating the mall during the holidays is tough, just try trading the retailers.

  • Exxon's Amazing Stat: Market Cap Of $400 Billion Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    ExxonMobil is the largest stock in the S&P 500. Wal-Mart, the nearest competitor, is a little more than half that size. ExxonMobil has been notably outperforming the market recently. Since early September, Exxon has been up about 5 percent, while the S&P 500 has been down 30 percent.

  • Are Toys Too Pricey for a Recession? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    The retailer Syms has long said, "An Educated Consumer Is Our Best Customer", but in these times where shoppers are looking to stretch their budgets, it looks as those most people are becoming educated customers.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    General Electric announced that it will maintain its dividend for 2009, giving it an 8.6% yield, based on yesterday's close.  See how this compares to the other 29 companies in the Dow.

  • Dow Sheds Nearly 700 Points, Snapping Streak Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.