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Oil tops $102; Dow falls 112
2:30 PM ET
Oil, economic worries hit stocks
Stocks drop on sluggish GDP, Fed's bank warning
Stocks fell on Thursday as worries about the economy grew after a weaker-than-expected reading on gross domestic product and a warning from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the weak housing market probably will cause some bank failures.
Recession worry mounts on weak GDP, job claims
2/28/2008 1:43 PM
Sector glance: Solar falls on downgrades
Solar-power stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after a Banc of America analyst indicated that high silicon prices, greater supplies and weaker demand will hurt profit margins.
Eric Brown downgraded shares of JA Solar Holdings Co. and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. to "Neutral" from "Buy." He also cut his rating on Solarfun Power Holdings Co. to "Sell" from "Neutral" and downgraded Trina Solar Ltd. shares to "Sell" from "Buy." He cut his price target on all four stocks.