July 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.» Read More
Earnings from McDermott, Wal-Mart, Deere and Hewlett-Packard should present some unique buying opportunities, Cramer says.
The Federal Reserve must be ready to raise benchmark interest rates in a timely manner given the "troublesome" inflation outlook, Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig said Tuesday.
Soaring food prices may throw millions of Asians back into poverty, undo a decade of gainsand stoke civil unrest, regional leaders said as they urged a boost to agricultural production to meet rising demand
For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08.
The potential merger isn't worth gauging, Cramer says. Instead, focus on "new tech" stocks. Also, his thoughts on ag.
Investors wondering whether the agricultural commodities bubble has burst will get some important clues in next week's annual crop plantings report, considered a bellwether for the direction of farming activity for the year.
The markets dropped a bit as investors eagerly await Wednesday's rate decision. Find out what was moving in the Word on the Street.
Stocks closed mixed in thin trading Tuesday as the tide turned in technology's favor. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday despite concerns about interest rates ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded.
Stocks declined Tuesday amid concerns about interest rates and a slide in consumer confidence. Merck dragged on the Dow industrials after the FDA rejected a key cholesterol drug.
Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower Tuesday, but big moves are unlikely until the Federal Reserve announces its decision on interest rates on Wednesday.
Wall Street’s on the edge of its seat ahead of Wednesday’s interest-rate announcement. You should be on the phone with your broker.
For this Green Week ending, April 25, 2008 the US Markets ended the week slightly to the upside driven by a comeback in the dollar, a streak of records for crude oil, better than expected jobless claims, 26-year low consumer sentiment, surprise earnings, and a 10 point victory for Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.
The company's genetically modified seeds are just what the world needs.
The ethanol industry, once highly touted as a home-grown, alternative energy source, is struggling to retain its diminishing luster.
It makes a whole lot of sense. When food prices soar, seed sales begin to grow. Harold Stone is hearing it from a whole new crop of gardeners at a Washington, DC community garden that he runs. “Food is just becoming astronomical and they really want to get an edge on that and be able to create some of their own food.”
Concerns about food security mounted, as rice prices hit records in Asia and the United Nations warned that staples for the world's hungry were getting much more expensive.
Benchmark Thai rice prices leapt more than 5% to a record high above $1,000 a ton Thursday. Meanwhile, Brazil has temporarily halted rice exports to ensure domestic supply amid rising world prices for the grain.
U.S. rice futures rose to a fresh all-time high on Wednesday on worries about supply shortages which have triggered political unrest and export restrictions designed to protect dwindling domestic stocks.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.