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  • Pet Owners in Gulf Turn to Shelters Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 12:25 PM ET
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    Since the BP oil disaster began, overwhelmed pet owners in coastal parishes, notably St. Bernard, and to a lesser degree, Plaquemines, have been dropping off their pets in droves.

  • Elizabeth Warren: Perfect for a Job She Created Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
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    Whether or not Elizabeth Warren is named to run the bureau may depend on how willing the president is to anger the banks yet again, and whether he is willing to risk a big confirmation battle in the Senate.

  • Futures Move Higher on Earnings Strength Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Friday as investors waited for results from the European Union's bank stress tests and the next batch of corporate earnings.

  • New Liability Has Ratings Agencies Cautious Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 6:56 PM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Rating agencies are concerned about legal liability under the new financial regulation guidelines—though it seems the SEC may have addressed those worries late Thursday.

  • Stocks Surge 2% After Earnings; Banks Jump Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.

  • Stocks Surge 2% Amid Earnings; Banks Jump Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:05 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery.  Regional banks rallied.

  • Stocks Rally After Latest Batch of Earnings Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday after the latest batch of earnings gave investors some cause for optimism. A better-than-expected housing report also gave the market a boost.

  • Stocks Set to Rebound on Earnings Strength Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday after a testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors and pushed the major indexes lower in the previous session.

  • Stocks Lose Over 1% After Bernanke Remarks Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 1 percent Wednesday as testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled the market.  Morgan Stanley and Apple rallied after smashing earnings expectations.

  • Stocks Skid as Bernanke Testifies; Apple Rises Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Wednesday as testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled the market.  Morgan Stanley and Apple rallied after smashing earnings expectations.

  • Real Estate Agents Want BP Payback Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 2:14 PM ET
    Workers clean up oil patches and tar that washed up on the beach from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 8, 2010 in Orange Beach, Alabama.

    "I'm hearing from them constantly." That's what Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a $20 billion oil spill compensation fund, told members of Congress. Them? Real estate agents and brokers. "They make a credible argument," he adds.

  • Stocks Retreat as Techs Drag; Apple Jumps Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back Wednesday amid weakness in techs and retailers. But Morgan Stanley and Apple rallied after smashing earnings expectations.

  • Futures Up as Banks Surge, Apple Gains Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 8:24 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a positive open for Wall Street Wednesday after better-than-expected earnings from Apple that came after the bell Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rally; Goldman, Apple Advance Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rose for a second straight day Tuesday as cyclicals like energy and materials advanced. Retail stocks gained after the Senate cleared a hurdle toward extending unemployment benefits. Apple rose ahead of its earnings, due out after the bell.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by Techs; IBM Skids Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Tuesday amid revenue weakness in the latest round of earnings reports and another disappointing housing report.  Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Stocks Open Lower After Weak Earnings Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday, after another batch of earnings reports that showed weak revenues and more evidence of a struggling housing market. Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Futures Slide on More Earnings Letdowns Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 8:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower ahead of the open Tuesday after results after the bell on Monday from IBM and Texas Instruments disappointed investors. But a flurry of reports due to be released ahead of trading could shift sentiment.

  • Should Loan Modifications Hit Homeowner Credit Scores? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 7:13 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in our poll.

  • European Stress Tests Lacking in Details Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:39 AM ET
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    Whereas critics of the US bank stress tests complained that there were too many details, the concern about European tests is that there are too few.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Earnings; Techs Gain Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded after losing 1% last week as techs gained ahead of some key earnings from the sector this week. Qualcomm and Motorola rose, while Bank of America and Apple fell.