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  • Nervous Investors Awaiting Two Big Events Next Week Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:14 PM ET
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    Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.

  • Gas Prices Likely Headed Below Year-Ago Levels Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
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    With the national average for retail gasoline at $2.86 a gallon, down $1.25 from the all-time high and just 4 cents higher than where it was a year ago, it's a pretty good bet that gas prices will likely be below where they were a year ago by the weekend. That hasn't happened in 14 months!

  • Sorry, Santa, We're Closed. Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
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    This holiday season is make or break for some retailers, and while it’s not even Halloween yet, we’re already seeing some of them break. Are we going to see more before Christmas?

  • Dow Rallies 400 Points After Late Surge Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting.  The Dow gained more than 400 points.

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    This economic slowdown couldn’t come at a worse time for retailers and electronics manufacturers — The holidays are typically their biggest earnings period. But you know what that means: Sales!

  • Dow Slides but Logs Best Week in 5 1/2 Years Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.

  • Giving the Grade to Five Popular Stocks Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Some stocks are more popular than others. But that doesn't mean they're always the best shares to hold. Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller and Washington, gave his assessment of five of the most widely held companies.

  • Mad Mail: Will Banks Still Pay Preferred Dividends? Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 8:11 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes a call on Tootsie Roll and more.

  • Dow Surges In Final Hour Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 6:07 PM ET
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    Stocks leaped on Thursday, as investors snapped up beaten-down shares.

  • Dow Closes Up After 700-Point Swing Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 4:46 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.

  • 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.