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Stocks up on Bernanke remarks; focus now on Obama

AP | MADLEN READ and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave Wall Street a double dose of reassurance. Now it's President Barack Obama's turn. Bernank...

Welcome to our ENRON-omy and the Year of the Probe

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

While we read about Blagojevich's hairbrush and the $1,400 trashcan purchased by Merrill Lynch's CEO, the Dow saw "its worst performance ever" posting its worst January in its 113 year history.

Dow 11-Year Low Reached

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For immediate news on where the Dow is trading now go here. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below its lowest close since 1997 on concerns that ...

Stock Market Tumbles On Geithner Speech

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors are frustrated with the government's latest bank bailout plan _ and showed it by unloading stocks. The major stock indexes...

News Corp. Suffers Staggering $6.4 Billion Loss

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — News Corp., the global media giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said Thursday it lost $6.4 billion in its most recent quarter bec...

Wall Street Gives Obama Thumbs Down

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

Europe, Japan and the United States are all in the midst of a recession and the world's fastest growing emerging markets, among them China and India, are slowing markedly.

Dow Rises On The Backs Of Tech, Financial Stocks

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier. Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in...

Plan to Take Action in 2009

Suze Orman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Suze Orman

I am sorry to say that it is foolish to think that a stimulus package will be an insta-cure. I think it is wiser to to keep in mind that it is going to take years to make this all right.

Wall Street rebounds sharply after big drop

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — In a session that showed more indecision than conviction, the stock market rebounded Tuesday from the previous day's massive decline....

Stocks Make Moderate Gains At Shortened Session

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street climbed again Friday, wrapping up its biggest five-day rally in more than 75 years, even as investors digested signs of a...

Dow up 494 as Obama prepares to name treasury boss

AP | TIM PARADIS and SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street put a stop to a terrifying decline and stormed higher Friday as President-elect Barack Obama appeared ready to tap the ch...

Bush Signs Extension For Jobless Benefits

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators will guarantee as much as $1.4 trillion in U.S. banks' debt in a bid to get the distressed financial system pump...

Stocks stage huge rebound; Dow jumps 553 points

AP | MADLEN READ and JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors did an abrupt turnaround on Wall Street Thursday, muscling the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 550 points after d...

Dow Plunges 400 Points

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — An increasingly despondent Wall Street fell for the third straight session Wednesday as investors absorbed another series of dismal c...

'Chicago Tribune' Likely to Print 'Wall Street Journal'

Editor & Publisher | Jim Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK With printing and severance negotiations under way, when Dow Jones & Co. closes its Naperville, Ill., plant, the Chicago Tribune's Freedom Ce...

Stocks advance to add to week's large gains

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market closed out a horrendous October, its worst month in 21 years, with a big advance Friday as more investors took chanc...

The Next Great Depression Is Here... If We're Lucky

Keith Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Blanchard

Don't let anyone tell you to relax... that's how they walked us off the cliff in 1929. Embrace your fear. Fear makes you smart; fear makes you strong. It's the only proper mindset to face the coming storm.

Out of Line: DOWn Again

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Dow Nears 5 Year Low: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 23, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Yesterday the Dow Jones closed at 8519, near its five year low. The story did not make the front page of the New York Times nor the evening news. Fo...

Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erica Jong

Every time Bush and Bernanke speak the market tanks. Where is the ghost of FDR? Laughing. "I was called a traitor to my class" he says, giggling.

It's Time for Paulson to Cut the Crap and Do His Job

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Paulson's statements that the economy would collapse if Congress didn't act were not true, and obviously he didn't believe them, since it has now been a week and we still don't have even the outlines of his plans.

We're Investment Bankers And We're Here To Help

Gregory Bedrosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Bedrosian

Some advice for our fellow taxpayers in the great financial bail-out.

The Bailout Bill Passes Congress, President Signs the Legislation, and the World Is Saved. Not.

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

We saw it when Reagan became president in the early '80s and a decade ago when the price of oil (in real dollars) hit an all-time low. Here we go, back to the past again. That's why it's ominous.

Rearranging The Deckchairs

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Gregory

It is ironic that real estate, the cause of the economic collapse, may eventually be the unintended beneficiary of our steep downturn.

The Ups and Downs of the Stock Market: a Personal Perspective

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

Why not interpret the stock market from the point of view of my personal life? Yes, me. Doug Bremner. I mean why not? Maybe the events of my life have an influence on the stock market.