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U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a handful of better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors seemed to overlook a handful of disappointing economic news.
Stocks closed mixed Monday, with the Dow edging closer to the psychologically-important 13,000 level and the S&P 500 holding near its key 1,370 level, but gains were limited as the Nasdaq was dragged down by heavyweights such as Apple and Google.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday after retail sales gained more-than-expected last Month, and as investors digested Citigroup's earnings report.
Stocks accelerated their selloff in the final hour of trading Friday to close at session lows, logging their worst weekly decline for the year, as ongoing signs of weakness overseas and tepid economic news in the U.S. kept investors on edge.
It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.
Two of Wall Street's biggest banks reported profit that beat analyst expectations, but concerns about the quality of the profit dragged down shares and helped add to losses for stock futures.
Stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by an upbeat start to earnings season and the Fed's latest Beige Book report, giving investors a chance to breathe a sigh of relief following a string of declines.
The ink is barely dry on Facebook's $1 billion deal to buy photo-sharing service Instagram, yet the latest parlor game in Silicon Valley is who might be next on Facebook's shopping list.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday following five consecutive days of declines and after Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on an upbeat note.
Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.
Stocks posted their steepest one-day decline this year, finishing in negative territory for the fifth-straight session Tuesday, amid concerns over the health of the global economy and the start of earnings season.
Today's huge tech news has been the acquisition of photo sharing app Instagram by Facebook for a cool billion dollars.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains on Tuesday following four straight sessions of losses, but weakness in overseas markets and the start of earnings season kept investors on edge.
Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.
Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.
Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.
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Despite a dismal quarter for deal-making to start the year, signs point toward a ramp up in mergers and acquisitions over the rest of 2012.
U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.