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Stocks finished higher in a volatile session Friday after after Bernanke's speech raised hopes that the Fed may consider further stimulus measures to boost the economy during an extended policy meeting next month.
Futures extended their losses Friday following a weaker-than-expected second quarter GDP report and as investors cautiously waited for Bernanke's speech at a banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Stocks closed near session lows Thursday, reversing three days of gains, as investors remained cautious ahead of Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech on Friday.
The visionary behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad was considered a brilliant but ruthlessly efficient manager, but Steve Jobs was never a force for deal making, The New York Times reports.
Futures turned positive Thursday, as Berkshire Hathaway said it will invest $5 billion in Bank of America. Futures had been under pressure all morning after weekly jobless claims gained more than expected and following news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced his resignment.
A fresh recovery is driven by a combination of changing asset allocations at Western institutional investors, who are rethinking their attitudes to alternative asset classes and emerging markets.
Stocks rallied strongly in the final hour Wednesday, logging a three-day gain, after hovering near the flat line for most of the session, but investors remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech at the end of week.
Futures shaved earlier losses Wednesday after durable goods orders jumped much more than expected in July, but still remained under pressure after Moody’s downgraded Japan’s economy by one notch on concerns over the size of the country’s budget deficit.
Stocks closed near session highs Tuesday, with the Dow posting its biggest gain in almost two weeks, despite a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia that shook parts of the U.S. East Coast and after investors shrugged off a handful of disappointing economic news.
The American banking system is "much better than it was" in 2008-2009, Patrick H. Daugherty, partner with Highland Capital Management, told CNBC Tuesday.
Futures were higher Tuesday, boosted by better-than-expected manufacturing data in Germany and China, and ahead of a handful of reprots in the U.S.
Security and outsourcing company G4S is planning to spend 200 million pounds ($330 million) per year on acquisitions, the company's CEO told CNBC Tuesday, after the company beat analyst expectations to post first-half earnings growth of 8 percent.
Hewlett-Packard announced a new desktop computer on Monday just days after the company suggested it had plans to spin off the PC unit. The company hasn't yet made a decision on what to do with its PC business, an executive said on CNBC.
Find out what the “Mad Money” host thinks is needed for the market to get better.
Stocks squeezed out a small gain in thin, choppy trading Monday, erasing most of the session's earlier rally as traders were hesitant to fully jump in without any proper market conviction.
High-frequency trading should not be broadly categorized as one strategy, Dick Grasso, the former chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, told CNBC Monday.
Futures rose on Monday, helped by a gains in the European markets and after all three major averages logged their biggest four-week decline since Mar. 2009 in the previous week.
Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.
Technology companies typically don’t make the best targets for activist investors, given how quickly things can change in their business. And it’s hard to imagine anyone could mount a successful fight on a company with a $49 billion market value. But when it comes to Hewlett-Packard, all bets are off.
Futures were off their worst levels Friday, but were still lower, pressured by losses in Asia and Europe and many investors concerned the world economy is on the brink of another recession.
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