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  • Stocks Have Best 5 Days in 75 Years Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Stocks rose again in light post-Thanksgiving trading, logging their best five-day streak in 75 years. U.S. financial markets closed Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks declined in this abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session as traders took a breather after four straight days of gains.

  • Icahn Boosts Yahoo Stake As Firm Seeks New CEO Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 12:05 PM ET
    Yahoo

    In a move likely to fuel speculation over Yahoo's search for a new chief executive, activist investor Carl Icahn has bought up close to 7 million additional shares of the Internet company, according to regulatory filings.

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 10:52 AM ET

    Stocks declined in this abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session as traders took a breather after four straight days of gains.

  • Electronic Firms Show Downturn In Consumer Spending Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    All eyes will be on the retailers today, as stores hope that consumers will line up for Black Friday bargains despite the current economic gloom. The weaker economic conditions continue to bring down corporate Q4 and full-year forecasts.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Thanks for Search Ads Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 10:39 AM ET
    Google Search

    In this economic environment even the hot online advertising market is showing declining growth. I just got the latest search share statistics from Nielsen that show that Google has a lot to be grateful for. In October Google did 8.1 percent more searches than it did in the year-ago period.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • HP Earnings: How Much Will "Hurt" From Economy? Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    HP releases earnings after the bell on Monday.  Fears still persist about HP's heavy exposure to slumping hardware sales industrywide. 

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Stocks Retreat as Auto Bailout May Stall Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled as key lawmakers said an auto bailout deal might have to wait until December.

  • Stocks Plunge to 5 1/2 Year Lows Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled on Wednesday closing below the psychologically important 8,000 level for the first time since March 2003.

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000, More Than 5-Year Low Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks plunged to a more than five-year low amid worries about the fate of the auto industry — and the economy — as a bailout for the sector grows increasingly unlikely.

  • Yahoo's Stock Plunges After Microsoft Says No Buyout Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Microsoft  is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo, CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday, though he told shareholders that the company would still be "very open" to a collaboration on Internet search. His comments sent Yahoo shares diving by 12 percent.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid Dim Prospects for Autos Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday amid worries about the fate of the auto industry as a bailout grows increasingly unlikely.

  • Wall of Shame: New Inductee Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:38 AM ET

    Here we go again -- another market day that feels more like the latest heart-stopping roller coaster, starting off with a big rally at the opening following Cramer fave Hewlett-Packard's great quarterly numbers. But mid-day, the market drops like a rock, down 372. Finally, in the last hour of trading, we get another "jacked-up happy ending." How are you supposed to be a calm and cool investor in times like these? Well, last night, Cramer talked about how good things can still happen in tough circumstances: namely, his number one Wall-of-Shamer, Jerry Yang, announced he was stepping down as Yahoo CEO, where "he's been like a value wrecking ball."

  • Final-Hour Rally Gives Stocks a Boost Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After several false starts, stocks pulled off a final-hour rally, boosted by a better-than-expected forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Trouble For Small Caps Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    What's (not) up with small cap stocks? A glance at the market Tuesday showed the Dow down about 1 percent but the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index down more than 3 percent, causing many an observer to wonder what the heck is — or isn't — going on with the little guys.