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Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.
Facing the prospect of a takeover battle with Microsoft, Internet giant Yahoo is reportedly looking to do a deal with AOL while slimming down its ranks.
Halting Venezuelan oil exports to the United States is possible, but would be undesirable and costly, a top official in the OPEC nation said Tuesday, a day after oil prices rose on a threat by President Hugo Chavez.
Asian markets were slightly higher on Tuesday driven by a rebound in the U.S., but financials remained fragile after American International Group raised fears it would become the latest casualty of the credit crisis.
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The yen rose broadly Monday as investors grew more risk averse, while the euro eked out a small gain against the dollar as the market weighed inflation remarks from monetary policy-makers.
As markets brace for another volatile trading week, CNBC asked the pros how to weather the market swings.
There is hope for technology stocks -- if you examine what's really in demand. So say Andrew Bartels, vice president at Forrester Research and Brent Barcelin, senior analyst st Pacific Crest Securities. The two offered CNBC their outlooks on the tech market -- and the stocks they believe in.
The Dow closed in positive territory on Monday despite renewed worries about potential losses linked to the credit crisis. What's the word on the Street?
Oil futures shot higher for the third straight day Monday, as concerns about potential supply disruptions overshadowed worries about the cooling economy.
Stocks advanced Monday amid bargain hunting, with tech and energy shares posting some of the biggest gains. In the Dow, it was the battle of the blue chips as a strong gain in General Motors helped buoy the index and offset the drag of AIG.
American International Group, the world's largest insurer, disclosed that the value of some of its risky debt portfolio plunged by $5.96 billion, not $1.6 billion as reported earlier.
Venezuela has begun moving oil revenue into Swiss banks to avoid a possible seizure of funds by Exxon Mobil in a legal tussle that pits leftist anti-U.S. President Hugo Chavez against America's biggest company.
Steven Romick's five-star fund invests in all kinds of markets. The portfolio manager of First Pacific Advisors' FPA Crescent fund -- up an average of 12.85 percent per year over the last five years -- says he'd rather look at securities rated BBB than AAA.
Stocks rebounded Monday, led by General Motors, amid bargain hunting and strength in the tech sector. Dow component AIG tumbled after the insurer revealed that the impact of the credit crisis was more than three times greater than the firm had previously disclosed.
Microsoft stock is heading south with the market, but it's also under pressure because the street clearly expects it to up the ante in its bidding for Yahoo! Yahoo! today didn't slam the door on a Microsoft deal when it issued a terse release on the offer
Five-star fund manager Gerald Jordan is not a big fan of technology stocks. So why are two of his favorites deep in the heart of techs?
T. Rowe Price's David Giroux says the recent market volatility has punished some promising stocks unfairly. "We see tremendous value, and not a lot of downside," he told CNBC -- and named his favorites now.
Stocks opened mixed Monday as tech-deal news put the sector front and center.
Societe Generale launched a deeply discounted 5.5 billion euros ($8 billion) capital increase on Monday to prop up its finances and heal scars from the world's biggest rogue trading scandal.