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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.
Forget Twitter and Facebook. Forget outspoken Google spacer Exec Wael Ghonim. If you want to know who should get credit for the sudden surge towards democracy in the Middle East, send a ‘Thank You’ note to Ben Bernanke.
As the most volatile week in months winds down, investors are more likely to quietly square positions Friday, ahead of the weekend and month end.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open, although gains were pared somewhat after a lower-than-expected revision to the fourth-quarter Gross Domestic Product.
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.
Stocks ended mixed as the Dow and the S&P 500 posted moderate losses, falling for a third straight session, while tech stocks lifted the Nasdaq, as investors kept their attention on the events unfolding in the Middle East. HP fell, while GE rose.
Stocks fluctuated in the final hour of the session, adding back losses even as oil prices continued to fall amid rumors involving Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. HP fell, while GE rose.
Stocks traded mixed Thursday as investors remained focused on the events in the Middle East, and shrugged off largely positive economic news. HP fell, Chevron gained.
Stock index futures turned positive after news of an unexpected fall in jobless claims and a jump in durable goods order, as investors remained skittish by spreading unrest in the Middle East.
The knee-jerk reaction is that hiring a non-merchant after a three-year search is just another shake-your-head moment in the recent history of Sears.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors continued to worry over over the political unrest in Libya.
Stocks were under pressure Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors remained jittery over the political unrest in Libya.
The residential mortgage-backed security market will reemerge beyond Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lewis Ranieri, the "father" of the trillion-dollar mortgage market, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Stocks continued to slide lower for a second session Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as investors digested a handful of weak earnings and remained jittery over the political turmoil in Libya.
Yet even after the intensity of Tuesday’s move, NYMEX crude still ranks among the worst ways to play energy so far in 2011. Including the spike, crude is up a mere 2.4 percent year to date, after spending most of the last seven weeks in negative territory.
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.