LONDON, Nov 21- British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds, as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies to find new business. Aviva's all-share offer of 0.74 shares for every Friends Life share implies a 15 percent premium to the closing price on Friday.» Read More
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?
The GOP's takeover of the Senate is barely moving stocks. Major averages are mostly moving off of oil.
The Dow has not had a loss in a pre-election year since 1939, a statistic that suggests stocks could be up again in 2015.
Stocks drop amid report tension is brewing between ECB head Mario Draghi and his counterparts ahead of Thursday's meeting.
Michael Kors and Priceline both reported earnings beats, but slowing growth could sour momentum traders on the stocks.
Stocks pop then drop as markets call Saudi Arabia's bluff when it says it's going to raise oil prices.
About 75 percent of the S&P 500 has reported, and Q3 earnings growth is likely to hit 10 percent, but companies are revising down Q4 and 2015 earnings estimates.
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund announced it will put half its assets in stocks and cut its holdings of government bonds, boosting global markets.
The NYSE's Securities Information Processor (SIP), which consolidates quote and trade data for NYSE-listed stocks, went down Thursday.
Stocks are up despite weak market internals. Much of the Dow's gain is due to Visa and utilities are leading the S&P 500.
The Federal Reserve upgraded its outlook for the U.S. economy, but business and real estate investment and personal consumption dropped.
In the single biggest options trade on Alibaba, one major player is looking for protection ahead of earnings.
Oil companies are shying away from commenting on outlook as crude oil falls to multi-year lows; however, analysts are slashing estimates.
Traders are talking market statistics ahead of the FOMC statement, while oil companies and investors appear unconcerned by falling prices.
Stocks are rallying, as they usually do, before the Fed releases a policy statement tomorrow.
A number of companies are improving their outlooks for the future, but the retail sector remains cause for concern amid a shift in consumer habits.
Companies have yet to cut oil output even with prices at a two-year low; however, that could change in 2015 if supply grows and demand slips.
Oil dropped below $80 per barrel on Monday morning, and falling prices could impact job growth in the shale industry.
Oil companies have yet to cut production and capital expenditures amid low oil prices. But if oil drops furthers, that could change.
Good earnings and improving economic data are causing money to pile into the U.S. stock market.