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  • Homebuilder Stocks Jump on Fannie Mae, Lehman News Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

  • The Fastest Money: Options Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    You might Know that options are contracts that give you the right to buy or sell a stock at a future date. But do you know Pete Najarian's favortite ways to trade them?

  • Citi Dividend Optional? Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    Options are betting Citi's dividend drops, Jon Narian says.

  • Trade Options 'Like an Insider' (Legally) Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 12:40 PM ET

    You can trade legally options "like an insider" -- if you stay alert and watch market momentum. Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionsMonster.com and frequent guest on CNBC's "Fast Money," offered his wisdom on how to do it -- and which options look the hottest right now.

  • Morgan Stanley's MSCI Rockets Higher in Debut Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    Investment analysis firm MSCI, which is being spun off by Morgan Stanley, soared in its stock market debut on Thursday, a day after raising $252 million with an initial public offering that priced at the top of expectations.

  • As Market Slumps, Volatility Index Gets Pumped Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    With rapid fluctuations becoming commonplace in the major stock indexes, about the only thing there is to be certain of is uncertainty.

  • US Airline Stocks Follow Market Slide Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

    Shares of US Airways Group led major U.S. airline stocks lower on Thursday, as the sector matched a steep decline in the broader market.

  • Lilly Stock Drops on Halted Clot Drug Trials Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    Shares of Eli Lilly fell more than 6 percent on Thursday, after the drugmaker halted two small trials of blood clot preventer prasugrel, the company's most important experimental drug.

  • Capital One Reports Loss on Mortgage Unit Shutdown Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:46 PM ET

    Capital One Financial posted a third quarter net loss of $81.6 million, or 21 cents per share, hurt by charges from shutting down its GreenPoint Mortgage business.

  • SanDisk Earnings Rise, Top Wall Street Predictions Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    SanDisk on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $130 million, or 54 cents per share, up from $124 million, or 51 cents per share in the year-ago quarter, beating analysts' estimates.

  • Stock Picks From a 5-Star Fund Manager Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    What keeps a five-star fund earning its stars? Ask Turner Investment Partners portfolio manager Frank Sustersic. He's in charge of the 5-star Turner Emerging Growth Fund, which is up nearly 20% year-to-date.

  • CNBC Task Force: Take 'Ownership' Investment Mentality Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:53 PM ET

    John Burns says staying the course is the only smart path to prosperity. Burns, founder and chief investment officer of Burns Advisory Group, joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to offer his insights into how to play the market today -- and how to prepare for tomorrow.

  • CNBC Task Force: Baby Boomers Aren't Saving Enough Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Planning for retirement? Then forget the "margaritas by the pool" and start spending less, says Ivory Johnson, director of financial planning at The Scarborough Group. She joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss sound retirement strategy -- and took the opportunity to criticize Federal Reserve policy.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • Friday "Day" Fever Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 9:10 PM ET

    You’ve heard of Saturday Night Fever? Pete Najarian had Friday Day Fever, and found himself dancing in the options pits as speculation swirled in one of the “craziest days of the year” for the options market.

  • Children's Place Fires CEO; Shares Jump Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    Children's Place Retail Stores Wednesday fired Chief Executive Ezra Dabah and named board member Chuck Crovitz as interim CEO, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.

  • EDS Settles SEC Investigation, Will Pay $500,000 Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Electronic Data Systems has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle an investigation into accounting irregularities alleged to have occurred from 2001 to 2003.

  • FedEx Profit Rises, But Outlook Cut Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:45 PM ET

    FedEx Thursday reported higher quarterly profit despite a slowing U.S. economy, but lowered its full-year earnings outlook, sending its shares down nearly 2%.

  • Goldman Sachs Profit Jumps, Beating Estimates Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Goldman Sachs Group said Thursday that quarterly profit surged 79 percent, blowing away expectations of weak results, as the investment bank generated its second-highest revenue ever despite turbulent summer markets.

  • Bear Stearns Profit Plunges 62% on Subprime Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:41 AM ET

    Bear Stearns said Thursday its profit plunged 62 percent in the third quarter, as turbulence in the debt market and wrong-way bets on mortgages hurt the investment bank's credit portfolio and bond business.