NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March? We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.
The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.
Both the S&P and Dow rose on Friday as stress test results and reassuring jobs data fueled hopes the worst is over for banks and the economy.
"The days of precipitous declines are done and revenues are beginning to look healthier." So said Rupert Murdoch in announcing News Corp.'s earnings. I have no axe on News Corp., but I like the headline. I wonder if: a) it's accurate; and/or b) if we will be seeing more such announcements in the near future, writes Vincent Farrell.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, told CNBC what traders will be watching Monday — and through the week. Bank stress tests and a "saloonful" of Treasury auctions are giving stock-market players cause for concern, Cashin said.
The nation’s debt clock is ticking faster than ever — and Wall Street is getting worried.
U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply in March when the said it would purchase Treasury securities as a means of anchoring interest rates in other parts of the U.S. bond market, in particular yields on mortgage-backed and corporate securities......Ever since then, yields have been creeping higher....Many investors are responding to signs that the U.S. economy is contracting at a slower pace, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, , the New York Times reported.
The wave of corporate earnings reports in the coming week could wash over the stock market without eroding its recent gains.
While the technology sector struggled in global markets Thursday, experts tell CNBC there is big value there.
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Global stocks declined Wednesday as grim data from China and the U.S. fueled concerns over the recovery of the global economy. Experts tell CNBC that although the economic slowdown is ongoing, the current rally still has some life in it.
Bonds, whether they’re of the corporate, municipal, or Treasury note variety, should play an important role in any investor’s overall strategy.
The Singaporean dollar gained against its American counterpart Tuesday after the country's central bank announced it was effectively devaluing its currency after posting its worst quarterly economic contraction ever. Experts tell CNBC the gain is unlikely to last.
"It's still scary out there." That's what billionaire Jeff Greene told me as we sat inside one of his Southern California mansions. Greene has made a killing going against conventional wisdom.
Reversing its role as the world’s fastest-growing buyer of United States Treasuries and other foreign bonds, the Chinese government actually sold bonds heavily in January and February before resuming purchases in March, according to data released during the weekend by China’s central bank.
For the last eight weeks, nearly 200 federal examiners have labored inside some of the nation’s biggest banks to determine how those institutions would hold up if the recession deepened, the New York Times reported.
Global stocks rose Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, as governments and central banks take concerted efforts to restore economic growth.
Global stocks fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight slide, as poor earnings from Alcoa sparked concerns about other corporates. Experts tell CNBC that despite the volatility, there are still "amazing" opportunities out there.
Global stocks eked out small gains Tuesday ahead of the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season, which aluminum producer Alcoa kicks off later. Experts expects the first-quarter earnings to be a doozy for most American companies.