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  • Futures Higher; Home Depot, Euro Gain Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Tuesday, but investors remained wary of the fiscal problems in Europe.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain as Euro Recovers Monday, 17 May 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks erased their losses in the final half-hour of trading Monday as consumer and tech stocks advanced.

  • Can PIIGS Dance the Austerity Two-Step? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
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    Call it the eurozone two-step.  That’s what the euro nations in distress will be asked to dance  on Tuesday as their ministers present their recovery plans to the body of 16 eurozone finance ministers engaged in an emergency meeting in Brussels.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Financials, Energy Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as steep slides in commodity prices hit energy and materials, while a weak Empire State manufacturing report put a damper on investor sentiment.

  • Stocks Have a Shaky Start; Lowe's Skids Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Monday as investors weighed a slew of M&A activity against a disappointing Empire State manufacturing report and weak outlook from Lowe's.

  • Futures Pull Back After Empire State Report Monday, 17 May 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Monday, as European debt has moved to the forefront on the list of Wall Street's concerns, and the euro has touched its lowest level in four years.

  • Dow Slides but Ends Up 2.3% for Week Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid European Fears; AmEx Skids Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.

  • Stocks Decline; VIX Spikes Above 30 Friday, 14 May 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks continued to lose ground Friday as worries about the European debt crisis overshadowed somewhat encouraging US economic data.

  • Futures Off as Market Eyes Economic Trends Friday, 14 May 2010 | 7:28 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Friday as investors waited for a batch of key economic data while Europe pushed on with its wave of austerity measures.

  • Dow Sheds Over 100, Led by Cisco Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow lost more than 100 points, led by Cisco, as comments from CEO John Chambers sucked the wind out of the tech rally's sails.

  • Dow See-Saws as Alcoa Jumps, Cisco Slides Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:02 PM ET

    The Dow bounced around Thursday as Alcoa advanced, while Cisco skidded after comments from CEO John Chambers.

  • Futures Post Drop as Jobs Worries Persist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday in the wake of a strong rally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the previous session. But volatility looked set to remain.

  • Should Happy Meals Include Toys? Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    With childhood obesity on the rise, and concern growing over how companies advertise and promote food products to children, do you think toys should be part of McDonald's Happy Meals?  Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Dow Jumps 150 as Tech Stocks Rally; Gold Soars Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.

  • Techs Lead Market Higher; Gold Surges Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Spain Cuts, Intel Outlook Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.

  • Poll: Will You Fly Boeing's Huge 747-8? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:55 AM ET

    Boeing stock is down 25 percent from its high, but the company is optimistic about the flight plan, including the Dreamliner and Boeing's biggest airplane, the 747-8, due to start flying next year. It will seat almost 600 people and will be 90 yards long. Would you worry about flying in something that big? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Futures Rise as EU Debt Fears Ease Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 7:09 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Wednesday as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased as Spain vowed to slash its public deficit.

  • Dow Ends Lower; Gold Hits New High Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    The Dow ended lower Tuesday as investors locked in some profits on stocks and sent gold to a new closing high as geopolitical worries left the market a little jittery.