U.S. stocks traded in a range on the first day of trade for August as investors eyed economic data amid a renewed decline in oil and overseas news.» Read More
The House passed the federal spending bill after lawmakers on both sides spent hours drumming up support.
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US crude settled down 99 cents, or 1.6 percent lower, at $59.95 per barrel, its lowest close since July 14, 2009.
Household net worth declined in the third quarter for the first time since the third quarter of 2011.
Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge rival office-supply chains Staples and Office Depot, according to people familiar with the matter.
Shares of LendingClub spiked nearly 70 percent in its trading debut on Thursday under the symbol "LC."
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Thursday that it fined 10 banks over conflicts from the 2010 planned IPO of Toys"R"Us.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein thinks the economy is on the right track.
The National Retail Federation said it still expects sales to grow 4.1% this holiday season, following on Thursday's strong retail sales data.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.
He said the decline is "like a tax cut to the economy" and praised U.S. oil production as a "great success story."
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market.
U.S. import prices recorded their biggest decline in nearly 2-1/2 years in November as the cost of petroleum products tumbled.
Australia added more jobs than expected in November, suggesting continued improvement in the labor market, but analysts remain skeptical on how reliable the data is.
The Central Bank of Russia raised interest rates by 100 basis points on Thursday in an effort to support the ruble.
The uptake of a low-rate loan program by the European Central Bank (ECB) managed to meet market expectations on Thursday.
Asian bourses slid again on Thursday, as falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected machinery orders report from Japan reinforced jitters about a sluggish global economy
Japan's core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, snapped a four-month rising streak in October.
U.S. government debt prices moved higher as investors awaited a Treasury auction and Greek bond yields moved closer to 9 percent.