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  • Futures Go Positive on Strong China Exports Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures slid lower Wednesday, with the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 futures all down after a positive Tuesday session.

  • Fear Must Not Blind Us to Deflation's Dangers Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 5:13 AM ET

    A consensus is forming that policymakers should tighten fiscal policy, sharply, in countries with large fiscal deficits. But what if they find that it tips economies into recession, or even deflation? The FT reports.

  • Getting the Chinese to Drink Like Americans Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 3:43 AM ET

    China is likely to drive global growth for years to come and businesses across the globe are positioning themselves for the doubling of the Chinese middle class in the next 20 years.

  • Dow Gains Over 100; Techs Under Pressure Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.

  • Stocks Rebound as Energy Gains Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Europe Woes; Intel Skids Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday after an early pop following comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Futures Get Boost From Economic Hopes Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 7:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as European shares pushed lower and the euro lost early gains.

  • Machine Could Separate Oil and Water in Gulf Spill Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Offshore supply vessels assist and observe the worksite of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

    A machine known as the Voraxial Separator uses force to pull apart oil and water that have mixed together and could be helpful in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill.

  • Dow Drops Over 100 After Late Selloff Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply after a late selloff Monday after a report showed consumer credit rose slightly.  Industrials, financials and tech were the weakest links.

  • On Jobs, Economists From Mars, Investors From Venus Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    If ever were there were proof that economists are from Mars and investors are from Venus, look no further than the upbeat commentary from forecasters over the weekend to the Friday job’s report.

  • Stocks Struggle; Dow Still Below 10,000 Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks see-sawed Monday as investors were encouraged by strong German factory data but the market remained jittery.

  • Futures Reverse Losses, Euro Stabilizes Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 7:27 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Monday, reversing earlier negative tendencies, as the euro stabilized and European stocks pared some of their losses.

  • Dow Ends Below 10,000, in Correction Territory Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week in correction territory after a sharp selloff Friday as a disappointing jobs report and another possible debt crisis in Hungary intensified fears about the stability of the recovery.

  • The jobs numbers were lousy (as we predicted). The Administration’s solution is small business tax cuts. While this is a good idea in the long haul, it is not a solution to the short term problem. Simple logic says you don’t hire a worker or invest in a piece of equipment that doesn’t pay for itself. 

  • Futures Extend Losses After Jobs Report Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    US stock futures extended their losses Friday after a report showed fewer jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls last month and most of those were temporary census workers.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain, Led by Techs, Energy Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after some late-session turbulence, led by techs. Energy stocks rebounded from the bottom of the pack to the No. 2 behind tech. Financials ended lower.

  • Stocks Fall, Led by Energy, Banks; Dollar Up Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower on Thursday, led by energy and financials, amid the strengthening dollar and a pair of credit downgrades on BP. Techs were among the best performers. 

  • Stocks Pare Gains After ISM Services Report Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a report showed the services sector grew for a fifth straight month but wasn't a blowout number. Stocks had opened higher after a pair of encouraging employment reports.

  • Futures Higher; Little Moved by Job Picture Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors waited for the next batch of key economic data in the hope that the economic recovery was gaining momentum.

  • Dow Gains Over 200 After Late Rally Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks logged their third best day of the year Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.