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    Even with Friday's rebound, the market is down for the month and still well into bear territory. The reason: Investors don't see much reason to own stocks.

  • Six Reasons to Stay Positive Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    There’s always a bull market somewhere, Cramer says. Don’t give up on that.

  • Stocks Drop 3% - Biggest Loss In 3 Months Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:47 PM ET
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    Investors sent The Dow and the overall stock market sharply lower on Thursday amid signs that the economic slowdown is showing no sign of improvement.

  • Job Jitters Push Dow Back into Bear's Grip Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Disappointing stats on the job market added another layer of anxiety to a market already worried about a global slowdown, which sent stocks spiraling back into bear-market territory.

  • Dark Cloud Over The Street Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 4:05 PM ET
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    Despite falling oil the Dow plunged by more than 300 points as investors went scrambling for the exits.

  • Dow Off Over 300 Points Amid Job Jitters Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Sour Mood Invades The Street; Here's Why Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    The biggest complaint is the vicious moves in either direction. As one veteran trader told me this morning: "What I buy on Monday, goes down on Tuesday..what I short on Tuesday, goes up on Wednesday."

  • Job-Market Jitters Rattle Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Oil, Jobless Claims Slam Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Retail Results Just Plain Soft Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    Yesterday, Kohl's and JC Penney reported August same store sales slightly better than expected. Today Wal-Mart, Target, Gap, American Eagle (reaffirms third quarter guidance), Pacific Sunwear all reported sales above expectations. However, department stores did not fare as well.

  • Futures Fall Further After Jobless Claims Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open on Wall Street as oil clawed back some gains, and fell further after a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Cheer Or Fear Drop In Oil? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 5:50 PM ET
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    Rapid changes in the commodities market have left some investors badly bruised to say the least. However lower gas prices are good, right? Should you cheer or fear the drop in oil?

  • Economic Worries Weigh Heavily on Market Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.

  • Buy The Consumer? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Retail should be getting slammed by a weak back-to-school season. So, how come shares are up?

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    Calling all shoppers: If the presidential elections were held today, for whom would you vote? It turns out your shopping habits could be an indicator of that decision, according to a recent survey.

  • Will Labor Day be a Turning Point for the Markets? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 8:12 AM ET
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    It's been a tough year so far for the markets with the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq down 13%, 13% and 10% respectively on a year-to-date basis.  How will things look when everyone comes back from their vacations and the holiday weekend and volume begins to pick up again?  Here is what history has shown happens after Labor Day...

  • Obamanomics - Is $250,000 per Year Rich? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:09 AM ET
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    Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year.  That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live. 

  • Stock Picks: MBA Ideas Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    Cory Scott is a second-semester MBA student at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.  He's already wading into the tricky waters of managing investments.  There's about $350,000 in his fund, the student-managed Shollmier Fund, and it's up an average of 7.5 percent per year over the last three years.

  • Five-Star Stock Picker: Size Matters Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Patrick Becker Jr. says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.

  • Summer Market Swoons - 2008 vs. History Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:59 AM ET

    With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer.  Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different?  Here's how this year compares.