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Predictions '10 - Special Report

The Year That Was...

  • Obama's Stimulus Gamble Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    The U.S. House of Representatives had passed the economic stimulus package. Now the measure goes to the Senate for a vote. 

  • Stocks Rally From Seven-Year Low Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks retreated in a yo-yo session as an earlier advance in the shares of energy and big-cap technology companies dissipated. But banks held gains as investors hoped for more clarity on the government plan to firm up the financial system, with Fed Chairman Ben Beranke meeting with President Obama today.

  • Job Losses Peak, Recession Hits Bottom Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 11:54 AM ET
    Downsizing

    When it comes to job losses, March will be the cruelest month.  “It almost can’t get any worse,” says one economist.

  • Madoff Gets 150 Years Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 9:06 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    The 150-year prison sentence issued to swindler Bernard Madoff Monday will send a strong signal to other potential perpetrators of fraud and to the financial markets in general, the White House said in a statement Monday.

  • Dow 30 Regains 10,000 Level
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 2:30 PM ET
    Dow reaches 10,000

    Now that the Dow has touched five figures again, investors can start focusing on the next benchmark.

The Prognosticators

  • Julia Boorstin: Media Money Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 11:59 AM ET

    Look for consumers to have more control than ever over how when and where they access content, for social media to show continued growth and greater influence and an explosion on content on free sources.

  • Christina Cheddar-Berk: Consumer Nation Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    A man takes a break as he joins the crowds taking advantage of the post-Christmas sales in San Francisco, California.

    Look for consumers to return to their cost-conscious ways after the holidays, an increase in private label sales and heightened competition between Wal-Mart and Amazon.

  • Alex Crippen: Warren Buffett Watch Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    In keeping with Warren Buffett's long-term way of looking at things, we bring back our timeless and time-tested predictions to mark the coming new year.

  • Patti Domm: Market Insider Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    This year's forecast is a wish list. OK, I know that's cheating, but can you honestly think of even a half dozen prognosticators who have been totally right in the last two years?

  • Jim Goldman: ' 3D TV Will Blossom Big' Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    Netbook

    A break-out year for digital books and 3-D TV, a big comeback for Microsoft and a fall from grace for netbooks and Twitter.

  • Dennis Kneale: 'Obamacare Will Stall' Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    A funny thing happened on the way to Armageddon. The world did not end.  While many of us preached doom a year ago, some were sellin’ the hope. Here are predictions for 2010, which are also a bit bold and optimistic.

  • Phil LeBeau: 'Ford Motor's Mojo Kicks In' Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
    Ford

    Ford Motor and General Motors will each take step big steps forward , but Chrysler is in for a tough year as it tries to buy time by pedaling old models.

  • Diana Olick: Realty Check Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Foreclosure

    A mid-year slump for residential housing , no letup for foreclosures and say goodbye to bargain basement mortgage rates.

  • Darren Rovell: Sports Biz Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 11:59 AM ET

    Team owners will continue to cut down on luxury suites at their stadiums, broadcasters will go big on 3-D and more foreign investors will buy into professional sports.

Slideshows

  • The Decade in Review Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 3:17 AM ET
    Like every other decade, the last 10 years were filled with highs and lows. What may make this decade stand out more than others are the extremes.Fresh off the dud that was the Y2K scare, the dot-com bubble hit its height with the takeover of Time Warner by AOL. The Internet-hype-fueled deal led humor website The Onion to predict the eventual buyout of General Motors by BlairWitchProject.com. A decade later, GM declared bankruptcy and has been bailed out by the U.S. government. Meanwhile, Amazon

    The world is just starting to emerge from unprecedented turmoil in the financial sector, and, having weathered one of the worst global recessions ever, we take a look back at the last 10 years.

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