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  • Stocks Slide 2% Amid GM, Credit Worries Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday as rising bond yields on government debt raised concern that borrowing costs are going to start going up and tamp down the economic recovery.

  • Dow Falls Under Pressure Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    After trading in a tight range during the morning, stocks fell abruptly in the mid-afternoon and closed essentially at the lows of the day – giving back much of yesterday’s gains.

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    It's best to be proactive and try to work out better terms if you cannot afford a loan, Carmen says.

  • S&P at 870 Will Indicate Market Bottom: Expert Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    Today’s markets are slightly sluggish but definitely optimistic, said Uri Landesman, head of global growth at ING Investment Management.

  • Big Banks OK, But Regionals in Trouble: Dick Bove Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    Big U.S. banks are “definitely out of the woods,” but smaller community banks are still facing difficulty, said Dick Bove, financial strategist of Rochdale Securities.

  • This Utility Stock is Up — So Why Are Options Bearish? Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Options traders are positioning for a pullback in NRG Energy, as the utility stock struggles to break a technical resistance level on its chart. Volume in the September 20 puts surged to 5,417 against open interest of 1,887 contracts...

  • Stocks quickly retreated after a quick pop on Wednesday as the previous day's optimism faded and General Motors stirred anxiety in the market. General Motors was down more than 10 percent as the automaker moved one step closer to Chapter 11 but sources close to the matter said they don't expect a bankruptcy filing this week. The deadline is June 1. Read and listen to what the optimists and pessimists had to say on the above and more…

  • Stocks Slide as GM Drags; Techs Gain Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Despite Positives, We’re Still in the Woods: Economists Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

    Stephen Gallagher, chief U.S. economist at Societe Generale and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds, both agreed that although there are some signs of growth, the economy has a ways to go before a recovery.

  • Existing U.S. home sales climbed in April as consumer confidence rose. Reports say GM is close to bankruptcy as tech stocks gain Wednesday. What does this mean for the stock market? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his Wednesday insights.

  • GM Rattles the Market; Techs Gain Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Picks of the Day: Int'l Bond Fund and more Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    Our money advisors offer tips for hedging risk in a rough market.

  • Will Yesterday's Rally Hold? Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures are near the lows of the session, but still look to follow yesterday’s rally with a flat open this morning.

  • Futures Mixed, Investors Hesitant Over GM Trouble Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 7:53 AM ET

    Futures pared earlier gains Wednesday to indicate a mixed open for Wall Street as optimism from the previous day's consumer confidence data dwindled and was replaced by anxiety about what looks like certain bankruptcy for General Motors.

  • Pros Say: US Markets Could Drift for 3 to 5 Years Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:15 AM ET

    Global stocks rebounded Wednesday, and oil prices hit new 2009 highs, after a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment reinforced expectations that the global economy is starting to recover. But experts tell CNBC it is possible that the world's biggest economy could see stagnant growth over the next three to five years.

  • Market Tips: North Korea Tests Make Gold a 'Buy' Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Global stocks rallied Wednesday after cautious trading the previous day as North Korea reportedly test-fired missiles, increasing the threat of political risk. Experts tell CNBC how they are investing during turbulent times.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 11:01 PM ET

    The big number for markets Wednesday is April's existing home sales, which should tell the story of a weak spring selling season.  

  • Your No-Stock Alternative Investment Portfolio Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:54 PM ET

    David Hefty of Cornerstone Wealth Management and Carlos Lowenberg of Lowenberg Wealth management provided suggestions for a "no-stock" alternative investment portfolio.

  • BlackRock's Bob Doll: 3 Stocks for 'S&P 1,000' Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:04 PM ET

    We are at the beginning of a slow and uneven recovery but we will see the S&P 500 reach 1,000 by year-end, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock.

  • Consumer Confidence Needs To Turn Into Spending Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    The market’s rally today was driven by the strong May consumer confidence numbers released at 10am ET this morning. With confidence building, the hope is that the consumer will start spending again.