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  • Futures indicated a slightly higher open for U.S. stocks Friday as investors shrugged off Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and decided to go against the 'sell in May and go away' mantra after April's successful performance.

  • Global stocks were higher Friday, the first day of May, as investors were encouraged by the returns in April's strong market performance and batted off news of Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and deepening concerns about the swine flu outbreak.

  • "Pork bellies! I have a hunch something exciting is going to happen in the pork belly market this morning." Dan Aykroyd said just that in "Trading Places," the finest movie ever based on the commodities markets.

  • Stocks ended flat for the day as news of a Chrysler bankruptcy filing quashed the day's gains, but logged solid gains for the month of April.

  • Stocks opened higher Thursday as investors took heart from signs of recovery in the economy and the Federal Reserve's statement that the economic outlook was improving.

  • Global stocks rose again Thursday as investors took heart from signs of improvement in the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve tweaked its policy statement to say that the economic outlook was improving. But experts on CNBC were mixed on when the economy will recover.

  • Global stocks enjoyed a second day of gains Thursday, waving off fears of a swine flu pandemic, as most corporate earnings come in better than expected. But with the global economic outlook still cloudy, experts tell CNBC how best to invest.

  • Stocks advanced but ended off their highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the recession appears to be easing.

  • Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.

  • Ahead of the May 4 bank stress test results, experts tell CNBC that the financial system may not be in the clear yet.

  • Global stocks were higher Wednesday as swine-flu fears took a step back from the spotlight and investors focused on the upbeat economic data which came out of the U.S. Experts tell CNBC that the acceleration in China's stock markets may be short-lived.

  • It may be the safe-haven choice of the financial crisis, but experts tell CNBC that cash will underperform over the next 10 years.

  • Concerns over the recent swine flu pandemic continued to drag on global stocks Tuesday. Experts tell CNBC to buy into the dips, and look for opportunities in Asia and commodities.

  • Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.

  • Global stocks were down Monday, after enjoying 7 weeks of gains, as concerns of the outbreak of swine flu spooked investors. But experts tell CNBC that stocks are still a good long-term bet.

  • Global stocks fell Monday after 7 weeks of gains as concerns intensified the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 100 people in Mexico, would hit the global economy. Experts tell CNBC how to position themselves during the epidemic.

  • As the global economic slowdown digs its heels in and consumers tighten their belts and fret about jobs, the Alternative Arts organization hosted its annual Alternative Fashion Week in Spitalfields market, London, a platform for young, new designers.

  • Gold was on the rise Thursday as investors climb back into safe haven stocks amid the economic uncertainty. Experts tell CNBC the precious metal may retest $1,000.

  • Foreclosed California home

    Some of the largest mortgage companies in the US are stepping up foreclosures on delinquent homeowners, and will likely lead to more Americans losing their homes, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • Global stocks were down Wednesday, weighed down by grim economic data and tech results from Infosys and ASML. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term potential in commodities and agriculture stocks, but not much in airline stocks.