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Stocks Rise On Relief Over Earnings, Debt Auction

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

NEW YORK — This time, it was the consumer who had Wall Street rallying. Better-than-expected earnings from big consumer brands Best Buy, ConAgr...

Mortgage-Backed, My Assets!

Patrick O'Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick O'Sullivan

Baby Back Securities: Melt in your mouth, not on your balance sheet. These choice, succulent, tainted assets are smothered in Tim Geithner's own secret recipe sauce (just watch it trickle down!) then slow-grilled to perfection.

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

Stocks manage moderate gain after erratic session

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street is showing it still has some moxie. Investors shook off an attack of nerves that wiped out a big early advance Wednesday...

Stocks surge on bank plan, rise in home sales

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street got the news it wanted on the economy's biggest problems _ banks and housing _ and celebrated by hurtling the Dow Jones i...

In Cramer We Trust?

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

Most of the pundit misinformation occurred because investigative reporting in the news industry is dead. This new breed of financial TV pitchmen weren't paid to ask tough questions.

Wall Street resumes rally following housing report

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

NEW YORK — You know things have changed on Wall Street when the housing industry saves the day. A surprise government report that home construc...

Stocks give up gains after 4-day rally

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

NEW YORK — Wall Street's big rally fizzled _ and maybe that's OK. Analysts said Monday's pullback after a four-session surge didn't necessarily...

Wall Street cautiously optimistic this week

AP | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wall Street knows it shouldn't get ahead of itself. So traders and investors are likely to go into the new week cautiously as...

Time to Take Jon Stewart to Task!

Bill Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Cusack

I just finished watching Jon Stewart's almost completely satisfying conversation with Jim Cramer on Hulu. Stewart chastised Cramer for taking Wall St...

Financials lead stocks to best week since November

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

NEW YORK — A sharp rebound in bank shares and easing worries about the economy pushed stocks to their best week since late November. The market...

Stocks rally on good news for banks, GM, retailers

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors have been clamoring for months for a bit of good news. On Thursday, they got a load of it. The Dow Jones industrials shot ...

He's a Good Man -- Just Not a Very Good Wizard

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

The world of punditry has become like the Emerald City. Everyone is scurrying around in a panic, looking to the Wizard of Obama to save us all from the supernatural threats that surround us.

The "Obama Bear Market" and Other Tales of Cable News Insanity

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

When MSNBC airs a reoccurring story that coincides with Michelle Malkin's latest rant, then I think we can safely begin to question MSNBC's descent into crazy.

Reports of the Death of Equities: Greatly Exaggerated

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

The successful investors will be the ones who wait out this period and reap the rewards once the tide turns, which it will. Soon we hope.

Stocks extend gains into second day

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

NEW YORK — It took some work, but investors managed to turn Wall Street's best performance this year into a two-day advance. Stocks ended with ...

How Far Down Is the Bottom?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

The basic economic operation becomes about anticipating -- and speculating on -- the depth of the bottom. (The hype that helped urged things up now urges them down.)

It's CNBC That Has Not Yet Hit Bottom

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Watching CNBC is harmful to your financial health.

The Economy -- Not the President -- Is Tanking the Market

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

One of the more ridiculous statements going around is "this is an Obama bear market." This is, well, ill-informed at best and fraudulent at worst.

What the Market is Telling Us Now

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

There is plenty of uncertainty now, but much less risk, because high quality stocks are available at much lower prices, and logically an investment is more attractive and less risky if made at a lower price.

Jim Cramer Declares Depression Over; Millions Panic

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just moments after Mr. Cramer delivered his upbeat prediction, stock prices went into an epic free-fall unprecedented in the annals of modern trading as millions of investors rushed for the exits.

At Last, Steve Forbes and I Agree

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Get rid of onerous mark to market accounting rules, institute the uptick rule for short sellers and enforce rules for naked short selling

Stocks end mixed after February jobs data

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors have gotten used to bad news, but layoffs topping 600,000 a month still made for a volatile day on Wall Street. Wall Stree...

Another Down Day

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

NEW YORK — Investors retreated from Wall Street again, driven by worries about the nation's big banks and General Motors Corp. Stocks slid to t...

Stocks jump after 5 days of heavy selling

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

NEW YORK — Stocks broke a five-day losing streak Wednesday as hope spread that China and the U.S. are taking convincing action to restart their ...