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  • While investors hoped that a new year would bring better results, a plethora of downbeat earnings reports, poor corporate outlooks, gloomy economic data, and heightened concerns over the health of many large financial firms plagued the markets in January.

  • As of yesterday afternoon, roughly 18% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • The government may view Bank of America and Citigroup as too big to fail, and dozens of smaller banks may soon find that size matters for them as well, the New York Times reports.

  • Some of the most conservative companies we know stumbled, and took the market with them.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Southwest Airlines and Potash popped while eBay and Sony dropped.

  • Stocks retreated Thursday as Microsoft layoffs and bank worries overshadowed hope for economic stimulus.

  • Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Housing starts and permits were well below expectations, but in the topsy-turvy world today many traders believe that the lower the starts and permits the better, since it means less inventory that needs to be worked off.

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    SunTrust, KeyCorp, Fifth Third, Comerica report substantial losses on writedowns or setting aside cash to cover loan losses.

  • Over the past few days, the markets have been weighed down by weak economic data, downbeat corporate earnings forecasts, and concerns that many financial firms may post large quarterly losses in the upcoming weeks. Now at its lowest level since December 1, the Dow is down for its sixth straight session – its longest losing streak since the beginning of October.

  • We have not seen a day with poor internals like this in several weeks. 10-1 declining to advancing stocks, and much more volume is going to stocks on the downside than on the upside.

  • Two specific sectors are showing weakness today (financials and materials) but for the same reason: earnings concerns.

  • As we enter the first full week of 2009, just over 25% of the S&P 500 stocks have forward EPS growth expectations in the double digits.  Here is a sampling of them.

  • Options traders are bearish on State Street, trading January puts in heavy volume. The financial services firm has seen a daily average of 1,800 put contracts over the last 30 days, but 14,000 traded in just the first 90 minutes of the session...

  • Stocks closed sharply higher as bargain hunters rushed back into the market to scoop up beaten-down shares.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis. 

  • Hong Kong dropped 12 percent to its lowest level in 5 years, S&P futures have swung in a 60 point range this morning, though they are well off their lows.

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    Like we told you days ago consolidation in the financial services sector appears to be taking hold.

  • Will access to the Treasury's rescue fund spark mergers among regional banks?