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  • How to Manage Market Slump Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    How to Manage Market Slump

    "You want to rid your portfolio of the big industrial plays that are killing you," says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Nasdaq Ekes Out Gain Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed and off the lows of the session, amid concerns over the U.S. economic recovery and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Stocks Fall, But Trade off Lows Before Close Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks slipped, led by the riskiest market segments, amid further evidence the economy is slowing down, and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Stocks Add to Losses, Led by Materials Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 11:44 AM ET

    Stocks added to losses amid mixed earnings results, disappointing U.S. economic news, and continuing worries about the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Futures Fall After HP Results, Economic News Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stock futures weakened after a disappointing forecast by Hewlett-Packard, and after a worse-than-expected report on housing.

  • Good Luck Mr. Lipsky, You Will Need It: Economist Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:11 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The gravitas that the IMF needs to hold when walking into a nation's finance ministry or central bank and demand sacrifice for the social good is diminished by the allegations regarding the personal conduct of its managing director, according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at Capital Economics.

  • DSK Scandal Boosts French Far Right Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:18 AM ET
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    Whatever the outcome of the accusations of rape made against Dominique Strauss Kahn at the weekend, Marine Le Pen leader of France’s Front National was almost certainly right when she said that it marks the end of his campaign — or pre campaign — for the French Presidency.

  • BP's Arctic Oil Deal With Rosneft Collapses  Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:16 AM ET
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    BP's attempt to gain a foothold in Russia's offshore Arctic oil fields through a deal with state-controlled Rosneft finally collapsed on Tuesday.

  • Stocks End Lower; Investors Flee Risky Assets Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery moved out of riskier assets.

  • Stocks Add to Losses Before Close; Techs Skid Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Materials Gain Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses as materials and bank stocks gained, but investors remained on edge about the European debt crisis.

  • IMF Crisis Impact on Markets Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    IMF Crisis Impact on Markets

    Jamie Cox, Harris Financial Group, and Keith Springer, Springer Financial Advisors, discuss what the IMF sex scandal means for markets and investing.

  • Futures Remain Down After Manufacturing News Monday, 16 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Stock index futures continued to trade lower after news an index of manufacturing activity was much lower than expected.

  • High Commodity Prices to Lower 2011 Growth: Survey Monday, 16 May 2011 | 5:53 AM ET
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    High commodity prices will slow U.S. economic growth and raise inflation this year, but the Federal Reserve is not expected to start increasing interest rates before the first quarter of 2012, a survey showed on Monday.

  • BP May Buy Out Russian Partner for $30 Billion: Report Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:39 AM ET
    BP sign

    BP  is back in last-ditch talks to buy out the Russian partners in its joint venture TNK-BP Ltd, in a deal that could be worth $30 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • Will Another Lehman-Style Crisis Be Prevented? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:32 AM ET
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    Decisions by politicians on how to deal with debt on both sides of the Atlantic will be crucial to prevent another Lehman-style crisis, economists and analysts told CNBC in a debate about banking in the European Union and in the US.

  • 'Risk-Off' Trade to Outlast 'Fed Ponzi' Scheme: Pro Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Markets will enter a new "risk-off" phase in 2011 that will last into 2012 and maybe even 2014, according to Nomura’s Bob Janjuah.

  • Stocks End Mostly Down for Week; Nasdaq Gains Friday, 13 May 2011 | 7:11 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    Stocks closed mostly lower after a volatile week marked by swinging prices of commodities and currencies, as investors wrestled with the implications of a worsening European debt crisis and a global economic slowdown.

  • Stocks Fall as Banks, Materials Tumble Friday, 13 May 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks traded lower ahead of the close as the dollar rose, and financial stocks fell amid fears of a worsening European debt crisis.

  • Stocks Slumps as Banks Fall; Dollar Rises Friday, 13 May 2011 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks slumped, after fluctuating much of the morning, as financials fell and the dollar added to gains.