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  • Beer Giant Taps Into Cider in a Bid for Growth Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 2:27 PM ET
    Crispin Cider

    Tenth and Blake, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, is looking to take a bite out of the burgeoning cider industry with the acquisition of the Crispin Cider Company. The move will give the global beer giant a presence in the beer industry’s fastest growing category.

  • Futures Slip as Greece Talks Remain in Focus Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures edged lower Tuesday, tracking struggling European markets lower after a handful of mixed earnings and amid ongoing uncertainty over Greek debt talks.

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Greek Debt Talk Fears Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels but still closed lower Monday as investors took a breather following the recent market rally and amid ongoing debt negotiations in Greece over a fresh austerity package.

  • Future Slide Amid Worries Over Greece Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stock index futures dipped Monday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default.

  • Glencore Pays a Price for Xstrata Deal Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 12:16 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore is set to pay a larger premium than expected to seal its long-coveted merger with Xstrata, a move designed to defuse concerns among Xstrata investors about a cozy deal between the chief executives of the two companies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since May 2008 Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Friday, with the Dow finishing at its best level since May 2008, buoyed by a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates and a handful of impressive economic news.

  • Futures Spike After Government Jobs Report Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    US stock index futures surged following a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates.

  • Stocks Finish Flat Ahead of Gov't Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a lackluster session Thursday following a handful of mixed earnings reports, decline in weekly jobless claims and ahead of the government's monthly employment report due Friday morning.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Jobless Claims Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive Thursday following news that jobless claims fell and as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings news.  

  • Stocks End Higher, All S&P Sectors Post Gains Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off the first trading day of February with a bang, extending their robust rally from the previous month, boosted by some positive global economic news in addition to a report that Greece and its private creditors may soon agree upon a deal.

  • Futures Hold Gains After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open for Wall Street, with spirits lifted by a possible announcement of an IPO by Facebook and ahead of various data on unemployment.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post Best Jan. Since 1997 Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels but still finished narrowly mixed Tuesday, after a handful of disappointing economic news weighed on the market. Despite the session's lackluster performance, the Dow and S&P are still posted their best January since 1997. In addition, all three major averages logged their best monthly gains since October.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their early gains Tuesday as investors seemed unfazed following a report that showed home prices continued to decline. Futures were buoyed by renewed hopes for a deal between Greece and private sector creditors, and after the approval of a new euro zone budget discipline pact.

  • Stocks Close Flat After Erasing Sharp Losses Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks cut most of their earlier losses, but still finished in negative territory Monday as ongoing worries over the euro zone debt crisis kept investors from fully jumping in.

  • Kicking Off 2012: The Bull-Bear Tug-of-War Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:08 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at some recent data points that point to optimism for the macro economy.

  • Futures Fall Amid Renewed Greece Concerns Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped Monday, tracking losses in Europe and Asia, amid renewed worries over a second bailout package for Greece.

  • US Airways Shares Jump on Possible Bid From Delta Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:24 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    US Airways shares are higher on a report that Delta Airlines is considering buying the world's No. 5 airline, as the industry moves aggressively toward consolidation.

  • Dow Ends Lower; S&P, Nasdaq Gain for 4th Week Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed Friday, as investors digested a handful of tepid earnings and economic reports in addition to ongoing jitters in the euro zone. The S&P and Nasdaq posted their fourth weekly gains, while the Dow finished in negative territory for the week.

  • Futures Turn Lower After GDP Report Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures retreated Friday, erasing their early gains, after the GDP report showed the economy grew less than expected in the fourth-quarter.

  • Stocks End Lower as Fed Optimism Fizzles Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower in thin trading Thursday following a disappointing new home sales report and as earlier enthusiasm faded over the Fed's decision to hold interest rates near zero until at least 2014.

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