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  • Get a Jump on the Recovery with Megacaps Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 4:31 AM ET

    Investors should start positioning their portfolios ahead of the expected rebound in economic activity, Michael Yoshikami, founder, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors said Wednesday.

  • Hedge Fund Honcho Picks a Drug Store Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    "I very rarely like to make stock recommendations," hedge fund manager William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management told CNBC.  "I'll point out an 'interesting opportunity.'"

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    Yahoo and Google's advertising partnership announced in June is a big deal, in fact the promise that it would increase Yahoo revenues was one reason used in defending against Microsoft's proposed takeover.

  • Stocks Surge on Fannie, Freddie Rescue Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
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    The Dow and S&P soared on Monday as investors bet Washington's Freddie and Fannie bailout will stabilize the housing market and ease the credit crisis.

  • For the week ending Friday, September 5, 2008,  the U.S. markets ended in negative territory for the week after weak employment data and declines in auto and retail sales pointed to weaker consumer spending and a greater economic slowdown. The unemployment rate jumped to a 5-year high, soaring to 6.1%.  On Thursday, the three major Indices fell back into bear market territory by dropping 20% from their market peaks set last fall. Both the Dow & Nasdaq Composite had their worst daily closes since July 26, with drops of more than 340 points for the Dow and 75 points for the Nasdaq.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 9/05 Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    On a wild week in the markets which saw Friday close off its lows as the Dow swung within an almost 200 point range, the markets all close in negative territory for the week by about 3% or more.

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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?