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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...

Out of Line: DOWn Again

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dow plummets record 777 as financial rescue fails

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The failure of the bailout package in Congress literally dropped jaws on Wall Street and triggered a historic selloff _ including a t...

Truth and Consequences

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

At a time when the U.S. economy seemed to be going into the tank, the question no one seemed to be asking the past two weeks was what about the press....

Dow Plunges 240 Points

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks sank in light trading Monday as worries about American International Group Inc. touched off broader concerns that the deterior...

Wall Street Tanks On Weak GDP, Jobless Data

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street sank Thursday, after weak readings on economic growth and the job market touched off renewed concerns about the financial...

Dow Falls Almost 240 Points

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street again surrendered to investors' anxiety about the financial sector Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 240 poi...

Dow Enters Bear Market, Oil Hits New Record

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street resumed its sell-off Wednesday after oil hit a new record and a bearish analyst report renewed concerns that General Moto...

First Half Of 2008 Worst Start For Dow In Nearly Four Decades

Reuters | Jennifer Ablan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The worldwide credit crisis that burst onto investors' radar screens nearly a year ago wiped out some $3.3 trillion in wealth from global stock market...

Stocks rise and Dow crosses 13,000 as dollar advances

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street shot higher Thursday as investors, while anticipating another dismal jobs report Friday, viewed the rising dollar and fal...

Good News? What A Surprise!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Wasn't everybody pretty surprised by this stagflationary recesso-depression? The banks! The lenders! The real estate brokers! Everybody, I guess, but the financial media that's paid to scare people.

Stocks Fall Sharply Following GE Results

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street stumbled Friday after a disappointing first-quarter report from General Electric Co. surprised the market and stoked conc...

World Stock Markets Rally

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Asian stocks surged, Europe extended its gains and Wall Street was poised to rally once more Wednesday amid a growing belief that the w...

Stocks Gain on Last Day of Quarter

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street managed a moderate gain in the final session of a dismal first quarter Monday, but stock prices and the major indexes sti...

JPMorgan Raises Bear Purchase Price

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s higher offer for Bear Stearns on Monday gave the investment bank control of nearly 40 percent of its ailing ri...

Stocks Decline After Huge Rally

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks pulled back sharply Wednesday, erasing most of the previous session's big gains as investors grew concerned about the possibil...

US Investment Banks Seen Riskier Than Third World Countries

Reuters | Peter Apps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turmoil and uncertainty over some of Wall Street's best-known investment banks has left some facing rougher market conditions that price them as riski...