• Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a hold on enrolling new patients in clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending the company's shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. Patients already enrolled in the trials, currently in mid stage, will continue receiving the treatment, CytRx said.

  • FDA puts partial hold on CytRx cancer drug trials Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the United States Food And Drug Administration has placed a partial hold on clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died. CytRx shares were down 10 percent in premarket trading. The patient received the drug, aldoxorubicin, under the company's expanded access program that makes promising drugs and devices...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up as PM Abe calls Japan election, delays tax rise. LONDON, Nov 18- European shares rose and bond yields fell on Tuesday on hopes that a snap election and delayed tax increase in Japan might lead to more economic stimulus measures, which also knocked the yen to its lowest since 2007.. The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar after Abe's...

  • More stimulus coming after Japan GDP shocker? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Shipping containers are loaded onto an international freighter at the international cargo terminal in Tokyo.

    Japan's economy unexpected fall into recession increases the likelihood of demands for further stimulus.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Hedge funds have been badly wrong-footed by the slide in oil prices over the past five months, and by trying to turn their positions around have accelerated the rout. By the middle of June, hedge funds had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options contracts equivalent to almost 413 million barrels of crude oil, according to the U.S....

  • Risk-seeking trader stakes $50 million on Amazon Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon warehouse in Brieselang, Germany.

    Dan Nathan explains what was behind the massive bullish bet.

  • Nordstrom bucks lower department store sales trends Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Nordstrom Rack store in New York City.

    Nordstrom bucked the trend of lower sales in department stores, while Cosi joined other restaurants in pointing to high food costs for its earnings miss.

  • Here's why oil consolidation talks are starting Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    A Halliburton cement mixing tank

    There are reports oil giant Halliburton will buy Baker Hughes. This is one side effect of lower oil prices.

  • Behind the big bet on Dunkin' Brands Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Can shares of the parent company to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins stay hot? One options trader seems to think so.

  • Boring is good! Why small gains benefit stocks Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks moving sideways is good for a market at records where many sectors are overbought and few bargains exist.

  • Stocks open down, but China at 3-year high Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    U.S. stocks opened lower on negative sentiment in Europe, but the Shanghai Composite closed up 1 percent to a three-year-high.

  • China-Hong Kong stock link could spur buying Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    The Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link-up is one of the biggest developments in years for investors in international markets.

  • Very short trading: Rise of the 20-minute option Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Options contracts with an expiration of 20 minutes? They're real, and they're popular on one prominent trading platform.

  • What can stop the rally? Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500 has closed at a record high 39 times this year, despite concern over Ebola and conflict in Iraq and Ukraine.

  • Carter Worth of Sterne Agee says that poor Nasdaq Composite breadth points to downside ahead.

  • Investors look east to China trading link Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Asian indexes rallied on news that a link between Shanghai and Hong Kong's exchanges will move forward, opening the $2 trillion market fully to foreign investment.

  • Stocks: It's not just the Fed's smoke and mirrors Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Amid near-historic low interest rates, surging markets and record earnings, investors are finding few cheap stocks just one month after bargains were abundant.

  • IBM: What's up with the sick man of the Dow? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    A sign marks the entrance to IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, New York.

    IBM is down significantly since it reported earnings Oct. 20 amid concerns there are not many fast growth opportunities.

  • How unconventional will Draghi get? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talks in Naples, October 2, 2014.

    The euro dropped and European equities rose on dovish comments from European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, but how unconventional can he get on stimulus?

  • Election results having little impact on stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) during his election night victory rally with his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

    The GOP's takeover of the Senate is barely moving stocks. Major averages are mostly moving off of oil.