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Stocks added to gains in the final hour of the session after starting the week in a sharp slide in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook for U.S. long-term debt as largely positive earnings propelled stocks higher.
The conditions are there for an "upsurge" in mergers and acquisitions, Laurence Grafstein, co-head of mergers and acquisitions at Rothschild North America, told CNBC Thursday.
Stocks strengthened in quiet pre-holiday trading as a series of strong earnings reports lifted the market, although gains were tempered by mixed economic news.
Stock index futures pared gains after the government reported jobless claims remain above 400,000.
NYSE Euronext Chairman Duncan Niderauer again blasted Nasdaq's and Intercontinental Exchange's newest offer for the stock exchange company Wednesday.
Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
The sweetened bid from Nasdaq OMX Group and the IntercontinentalExchange for NYSE Euronext is even better than it looked when the group announced their $3.8 billion in "committed" financing earlier this week. In reality, Nasdaq assembled a total of $5.1 billion, which includes an additional cushion to pay for the Big Board's debt.
In an undisclosed location underground in New York sits 6,643 gold bars, worth $987 million, that was recently acquired by the University of Texas Investment Management Corporation, one of the largest endowments estimated at $20 billion.
Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.
Stock index futures were sharply higher ahead of the open Wednesday after a series of solid earnings reports.
The mining industry has been caught by natural disasters in the Pacific region, an intense mergers and acquisitions environment and emerging countries eyeing to get a hold on commodities resources, Evy Hambro, MD and CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock told CNBC.
Stocks ended higher, recovering about half of Monday's losses in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook on U.S. debt amid a slew of largely upbeat earnings and a burst in commodity prices.
Stocks traded higher Tuesday as investors absorbed a slew of largely upbeat earnings reports, several from financial companies, and as energy stocks turned higher along with oil.
Stocks pared gains Tuesday after a slew of earnings reports that were largely positive a day after the markets took a thrashing following Standard & Poor's revision of its outlook for U.S. debt.
Stock index futures rose after a better-than-expected rise in housing starts and after good earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.
As if things weren’t strange enough in the takeover battle for Tenet Healthcare, Monday brings yet more information on the genesis of that scorched earth lawsuit last week from Tenet.
Biotechs are addicted to capital like "crack addicts are addicted to crack," because of the $1 billion-plus price tag that it takes to bring a drug to market, Gregory Brown, founder and managing director of Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, told CNBC Monday.
Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.
Stock index futures fell further after news the ratings outlook for the United States was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poor's.
Obama's approval rating may be low, but he still attracted big money Democrats at a fundraiser in Manhattan.
March 11- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC was indicted in New York on Tuesday on state charges he stole information about the fund's confidential computer trading models.
BOSTON, March 11- Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider trading, is changing the name of his firm to Point72 Asset Management as it shifts focus to managing his own assets from serving as a hedge fund for wealthy investors following an agreement with the U.S. government.