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Dow Closes Below 10,000 For First Time In 3 Months

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in three months Monday on nagging concerns about debt loads i...

Will We Ever Again Trust Wall Street?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For many investors, the market's turbulence hasn't just destroyed wealth. It has shattered their faith in the financial system itself....

Roubini: Stocks "Flat" Through 2010 | Carol Massar and Matthew Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an interview with Bloomberg Television today, Nouriel Roubini said he expected the S&P 500 to remain "flat over the year." Once the stimulus runs o...

Jim Cramer's Scott Brown Rally: A Dismal -7.6% | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jim Cramer said markets would rally if Scott Brown were elected Senator from Massachusetts because markets love gridlock....

Stocks Sink To Lowest In 3 Months: Here's Why

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks buckled Thursday under the growing belief that the global economy is weaker than many investors expected and likely to stop co...

Pimco's El-Erian: U.S. Economy Will Experience A 'Resetting' In 2010

BusinessWeek | Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co., said he expects the U.S. economy to experience ...

The Tempest in the Teapot of China's Command Economy

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

We're getting a lesson in exactly how messy a command economy can be in China right now. And it's roiling stock markets around the globe.

A Very Bad Week for America

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In short, the will of 80 percent of Americans can be thwarted by representatives of 20 percent due to a quirk in Senate rules. I'm pretty sure that's not what the Founding Fathers, or anyone, had in mind.

How Many More Kicks In The Groin?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

The spreading bullish fever is easy to understand, given the market's blistering performance -- up nearly 70% since its low of last March (about 6,500 on the Dow) -- a nine-month rise that has been devoid of any meaningful interruption along the way.

Bernanke Reappointment Prospects Help Send Stocks Up

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Major stock indexes rose Monday as momentum shifted in favor of the reappointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Investor...

Hedge Funds Assets: $77 Billion Of Investor Money Still Frozen | Saijel Kishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About $77 billion in hedge fund assets that were frozen during the credit crisis are still restricted, according to estimates by Credit Suisse Tremont...

Stocks Dive On Obama's Reform Announcements, China Housing News

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's plan to change the way big banks make their money plunged the stock market back into the fear and uncertaint...

Jason Linkins

So Much For That Brown Bull Market | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors must be wondering today why Senator-elect Scott Brown has failed to deliver on the promises that Jim Cramer made on his behalf.

One Step Backwards?

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Rallies cannot continue forever unchecked. Though recovery rallies tend to last a year or two, at some point they falter into one large step backwards, usually half as ugly as the prior decline.

Who Says the Bad News Is Over?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sometimes, it takes a swift kick in the can to wake us up to reality. That may have occurred last Friday when the Dow got hammered for close to a 101-point loss.

Traders Fear A Stregthening Economy: Low Rates And Weak Dollar Have Helped Fuel Rally

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Be careful what you wish for. Investors have been hoping for signs that the economy is strong enough to justify continuing Wall Stre...

The Dominance of the Financial Sector Has Become a Mortal Danger to Our Economic Security

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The financial sector, including the big insurance companies, has morphed into a cancer growing on our economy -- a cancer that could easily strangle our prospects for long-term economic security.

Stock Market "Melt Up": Why The Stock Rally Doesn't Necessarily Mean A Recovery

Roben Farzad and Tara Kalwarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is coping with alarmingly high double-digit unemployment, a widening commercial real estate bust, and over-indebted consumers. Few th...

What Does The Economy Have To Do With The Market?

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Far be it from me to challenge a 2-time Nobel prize winner, but sometimes, indeed, quite often, markets decouple from the economic fundamentals. I ...

Vatican Confirms: Goldman "Doing God's Work"

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

L'Osservatore Romano is reporting that Goldman Sachs is indeed Doing God's work, and His Former Holiness Joseph Ratzinger has confirmed the unsolicited hostile takeover.

25 Best Performing Stocks Since Obama's Election (RANKINGS, CHART)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

And the winner is... Ford Motors. Of all of the stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, Ford has shown the biggest leap in value since Presiden...

Dow 10,000 - Trick or Treat?

Loral Langemeier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loral Langemeier

I love Halloween. how often do you get to say "Boo!" without looking the fool? Oh, but wait a minute. If you're the Dow Jones Index, you get to say "Boo! I fooled you" often.

A Dozen Stocks To Shun In 2010

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Meet Wall Street's dirty dozen, 12 companies, mostly household names and primarily components of the S&P 500 Index, that one research outfit says you should absolutely shun in the year ahead.

Peace On Earth

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

It's not going to happen here in the United States -- peace -- not in this coming year, not in my lifetime, or in many lifetimes.

Congressional Campaign Accounts Invested in Stock Market Now Boosted By Wall Street

Roll Call | Alex Knott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent surge on Wall Street has created a windfall for some Congressional campaigns that invested their political contributions in the stock marke...