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  • 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.

  • Stocks Plunge To 5 Year Lows Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 6:28 PM ET
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    Investors struggled with yet another day of meaningful losses in the Dow.

  • Governments and central banks around the world are reacting to the expanding financial crisis as their countries' markets melt down.  See how the global indices stack up against one another.

  • Full of Doubts, US Shoppers Cut Spending Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 7:11 AM ET
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    Cowed by the financial crisis, American consumers are pulling back on their spending, all but guaranteeing that the economic situation will get worse before it gets better, the New York Times reported.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.