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The oil markets seem to be calling the shots now, after investors on Tuesday shrugged off Bernanke's comments and a blow-out ISM manufacturing report.
Stocks tumbled more than 1 percent in the first trading day of March as investors fretted that surging oil prices would stifle the recovery. Alcoa and GE fell, while Coca Cola rose.
Stocks tumbled in the first trading day of March after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech before the Senate Banking Committee and as investors worried that rising oil prices could stifle the recovery. Caterpillar fell, while Coca Cola rose.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's charges against ex-Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta on insider trading is yet another blow to investor confidence, Matthew Halbower, CEO and chief investment officer of hedge fund Pentwater Capital Management, told CNBC Tuesday.
Stocks pared losses as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before the Senate Banking Committee.
U.S. energy supplier PPL Corp is close to a $6 billion cash deal to buy the UK electricity grid distribution business of E.ON AG, according to people close to the deal.
If oil markets remain calm, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the economy, auto sales and ISM manufacturing data could have more sway over markets on Tuesday.
Wall Street appears to like Warren Buffett's "itchy trigger finger" for a major acquisition and his economic optimism, two of the major themes in his new annual letter to shareholders. Amid a lot of speculation about possible targets for Buffett's reloaded "elephant gun," shares of Berkshire Hathaway rallied by almost three percent today, bringing both share classes to fresh 2-1/2 year closing highs.
Stocks closed February on a strong note, leading to three consecutive months of gains, as all the major indices gained in the final minutes of trading. J&J and Verizon rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks traded mixed Monday, as blue chips advanced and small stocks slumped, yet the market was still on track to start the year with two straight months of gains. Johnson & Johnson and HP gained, while Intel fell.
Merger talks between Salon.com, a pioneer in online news and opinion, and Newser.com, a news aggregation Web site founded by a journalist, Michael Wolff, have collapsed, according to people involved in the talks. The New York Times reports.
Stocks pared gains but remained solidly higher after a mixed batch of economic news, and as oil prices eased from recent highs. 3M and Pfizer rose, while Intel fell.
Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday despite news consumer spending rose at a slower pace than income growth last month.
A JPMorgan fund is in talks to acquire a substantial stake in Twitter, one of the fastest-growing social networking sites.
Warren Buffett's itchy trigger fingers gets most of the attention in the day-after headlines about his latest annual letter to shareholders, but his long-term optimism about the United States' economic future also gets some mentions.
A purchase would give Activision a wider collection of hits, while Take-Two would benefit from Activision's deep pockets. But there are hitches.
Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized. Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.
Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to climb higher, led by the technology and financial stocks, as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Boeing fell, while Wal-Mart rose.
Stocks came off the highs of the session but still rose after a mixed batch of economic news, but as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Intel gained, while Wal-Mart stumbled.
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.
NEW YORK, March 10- More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in exchange-traded funds, a move that could exponentially expand their pool of investors but requires them to slash investment management fees.