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  • Oil Rebounds Off 6-Week Low Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    With so much news Monday we need two "Word on the Street" posts. Find out what the traders are saying about oil, the financials and more!

  • Banks Snap Winning Streak, Stocks Slide Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks slipped as the bank rally that has stretched four sessions appeared to run out of steam ahead of Wachovia's report. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Bank Rally Fizzles; Merck Shares Fall Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks slipped as the morning bank rally fizzled. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • Bank Rally Loses Steam; Merck Skids Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    Stocks slipped as the bank rally that has stretched four sessions appeared to fizzle ahead of Wachovia's report. Merck fell following disappointing results from a cholesterol-drug study.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Icahn's Yahoo Play Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Yahoo is relinquishing three seats on its board of directors to activist investor Carl Icahn, while still leaving the door open for a possible sale to Microsoft...

  • Banks Log 4th Straight Rally; Dow Wobbles Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks advanced, led by a fourth straight rally in bank stocks after Bank of America beat expectations. News of a potential pharma deal also gave the market a boost.

  • Icahn Is In, Microsoft Is Not Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    The analysts I'm talking to this morning seem to indicate that Yang really had no choice but to get this ugliness with Icahn settled prior to the shareholder meeting. If there's frustration out there, it's that Yahoo's board couldn't come up with a way to get this settled earlier than two weeks before the meeting.

  • Yahoo Reaches Deal with Icahn, Ending Proxy Contest Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:13 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Yahoo has reached a settlement with activist investor Carl Icahn to avoid a battle for control of the company.

  • Wall Street: What It's Looking For This Week Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:02 AM ET

    This week, with quarterly losses expected from Wachovia  and Washington Mutual due to defaulting mortgages, the market will also get data on existing home sales and new home sales.

  • Bank Rally Helps Stocks Snap Losing Streak Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    Stocks finished the day mixed, as disappointing earnings from Microsoft and Google dragged down techs, but gained 3.6 percent for the week, helped by a rally in bank stocks and a sharp drop in oil prices.  Oil ended the week down 11 percent at $128.88 a barrel.

  • Dow Jumps Over 3% On The Week Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Dow closed with fresh gains Friday due to a smaller-than-expected loss from Citigroup and the biggest weekly dollar drop ever in oil prices. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Options Action: Tech Trend Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    Options action has revealed an interesting new development in tech ahead of earnings from Apple, Yahoo! and Amazon. Jon Najarian explains.

  • Stocks Wobble as Rally Can't Find Legs Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Stocks Mixed as Banks Bounce, Oil Recedes Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Friday as banks rebounded and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Market Turns Lower as Bank Rally Fizzles Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Friday as an early bank rally fizzled and Google and Microsoft slammed techs.

  • Yahoo: News Corp on Call; Legg Mason Helps Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Yahoo is unlikely to get into a bidding war over AOL with Microsoft because if Microsoft gets in the way, Yahoo could instead renew talks over News Corp's Web properties, a person with knowledge of the plans said Thursday.

  • Earnings reports from Google and Microsoft are casting doubts on the assumption that these tech giants are immune to the recent economic downturn.

  • Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $15.84 billion -- falling short of analyst estimates.

  • Yahoo Says Icahn's Agenda Presents Significant Risk Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Yahoo said on Thursday billionaire Carl Icahn's agenda presents a "significant risk" to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms.

  • Microsoft will report its fourth fiscal earnings quarter after the bell today, and investors will be keenly watching guidance to make sure the company wasn't too aggressive in its forecasts the last time around.