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  • Stocks Post Biggest 2-Day Drop Since June Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    The Dow logged its biggest two-day drop since June on Thursday. Big financials led today's decline as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. But regional banks continued to shine.

  • Financials Lead Selloff as Obama Rattles Street Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply, led by financials, as President Obama spoke about his planned crackdown on Wall Street's risk taking.

  • Bank Overhaul Poses Threat To Stocks, Economy: Experts Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    President Obama's crackdown on big banks could slow the economic recovery and spark a major selloff in stocks, some experts said.

  • US Needs 'Risky' Bank Lending: JPMorgan Strategist Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Stocks continued to fall on Thursday as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. How should investors be positioned and what should they watch for? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, offered his analysis.

  • Pisani: Barney Frank Comments a Game-Changer Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 2:39 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on our air that he would support bank rule changes—but only over a longer time frame, which he said would be in the range of "three to five years."

  • Markets Set Up For a 'Nice Pullback': Chief Investor Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    The Dow dropped more than 1 percent Thursday on worries about China and Pres. Obama's plan to crack down on big financial firms. What should investors expect going forward? Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management, and Michael Jones, CIO of Riverfront Investment Group, shared their insights.

  • Correction Is Coming—But You Can Still Buy: Strategist Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    Markets had a shaky start Thursday: Technology stocks got a boost from last night’s earnings reports as China fears weighed on the market. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and David Rainey, portfolio manager at FBR Focus Fund, shared their market outlooks

  • Pisani: Correction Fears Are Overblown Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Oh, calm down. Worries about an imminent correction are a bit overblown, at least at this point. The S&P 500 hit a 15-month high of 1150—on Tuesday! A correction is a decline of 10 percent—the S&P would have to drop to 1035 to be in that territory...

  • Art Cashin: Bank Investors Are 'Worried' About Washington Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income on Thursday, but shares of the banking giant were lower. What does it mean for the markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • Stocks Slide; Street Rattled by China, Obama Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    The Dow dropped more than 200 points, or 2 percent Thursday as traders shook off encouraging earnings from Goldman Sachs and eBay, worried more about China and Obama's plan to crack down on Wall Street.

  • There are two themes so far in this earnings season: Very good results from the technology sector; and huge variability in banks' results along with the "high volumes of writeoffs," noted Bob Parker, vice chairman at Credit Suisse Asset Management.

  • Pisani: Economy Is Overheated? Huzzah! Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    Great news! We're growing too fast. China's GDP surged 10.7 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year ago, above expectations of a gain of 10.5 percent. Economic growth for 2009 came in at 8.7 percent. The minimum usually cited to continue to create jobs is 8 percent, so by any measure China is in good shape (assuming the numbers are accurate).

  • Farrell: Happy Anniversary Mr. President Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 8:55 AM ET

    Wednesday was the first anniversary of President Obama's Presidency. The gleeful Republicans are celebrating what they declare to be a repudiation of the President's agenda making for a tough anniversary.

  • Futures Slide Over Job Concerns; Goldman Up Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 8:35 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Concerns about monetary tightening in China hit investor sentiment before hours, with stock index futures pointing to a lower open for Wall Street.

  • Safeway: What Options are Saying Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 7:47 AM ET

    Call volume surged in the supermarket stock, which rallied 5.44 percent yesterday despite a 1 percent decline for the broader market. The January 2011 25 calls and the February 22.50 calls were the two most active strikes, according to OptionMonster's proprietary tracking systems.

  • Glass-Steagall Redux Would Be a 'Boon': Bove Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    Introducing legislation separating investment banks from commercial banks would be a "boon" for shareholders, despite banks' opposition, Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Market Tips: How to Fight the Inflation Threat Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    Developed and emerging stock markets diverged on Thursday with the latter falling on worries China will take more measures to temper growth after reporting its fastest quarterly growth in two years.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: China Data and Goldman Sachs Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 6:50 PM ET

    Earnings news was trumped Wednesday by worries about the global economic recovery. First, reports overnight that China would force tighter bank lending sent stock and commodities markets reeling globally...

  • S&P at 1300 in a Year—So Invest Here: Strategist Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    Stocks were down more than 1 percent in afternoon trading, their biggest drop since late October. But Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors told investors that the S&P could reach 1,200 in the short-term and 1,300 to 1,350 in the longer-term. He shared his insight.

  • Stocks Lose 1% After China, IBM News Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended off earlier lows but still lost more than 1 percent Wednesday as China, earnings and the dollar's gains clipped the market's momentum after Tuesday's rally.