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  • Dow Rallies in Volatile Session; VIX Soars Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Web Extra: What's Going On With Gold? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 7:02 PM ET
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    In this Web Extra the traders talk gold. Why isn't it trading at $1250?

  • Biggest Plunge Since Crash Of '87 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:19 PM ET
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    Once again, investors sent the Dow plunging as they tried to come to terms with a new reality, a new economy, a new demand cycle and a new banking system.

  • Biggest Plunge Since Crash Of '87 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:10 PM ET
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    Once again, investors sent the Dow plunging as they tried to come to terms with a new reality, a new economy, a new demand cycle and a new banking system.

  • Volatility Dominates The Markets Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    There has been no let up on volatility this week. In the early afternoon, the Dow is trading at its session low today, down over 500 points.

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    A growing body of statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests that demand for televisions, computers, cameras and other electronics is falling sharply, say the New York Times.

  • Big Profits From Big Cap Stocks Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Ted Parrish, portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, told CNBC it's a good time to take advantage of what big-cap stocks offer.

  • Our Pawnshop Economy Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 7:28 PM ET

    When times get tough and credit is tight, hocking your jewelry might be the only way to raise much-needed cash.

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    Tired of being spooked by the economy? Well, you’re not alone and that could be good news for retailers.

  • Thriftiness on Special in Aisle 5 Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
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    Several retail chains are teaching their customers about how to best stretch their money in order to keep them from trading down to cheaper competitors, says the New York Times.

  • As the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ chalk up some of the biggest weekly losses ever, how does that translate to dollar terms?

  • The Bear: One Year Later Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 7:08 PM ET
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    October 9, 2007 -- it felt like any other day on Wall Street. But it wasn't...

  • One Year from the Highs Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points.

  • Mad Mail: I Cashed Out, What Now? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:27 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes calls on utilities and discount retailers.

  • Stocks Fall To Lowest Level Since Aug 2003 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 6:11 PM ET
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    Panic selling swept global equity markets again on Wednesday and dragged the Dow lower after a coordinated worldwide cut in interest rates failed to quell fears of a global recession.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Santa Sitting With the Pumpkins Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
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    Last year about 40 percent of people started their holiday shopping before Halloween ... and this year it is likely to be more.

  • Retail Numbers--A Closer Look Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Due to the Yom Kippur holiday tomorrow, a number of retailers are reporting September same store sales a day early. In general, discounters (ex-Target) outperformed, so Wal-Mart, Costco BJ, and Fred's all did fairly well.

  • Traders: Rate Cut Should Have Been Later In Day Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    After closing at 1029, S&P Futures traded as low as 962 until the early morning, then rallied to as high as 1043 when the coordinated rate cut of half a point was announced, then moved all the way back down.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.