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Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
The Dow advanced Wednesday, boosted by an encouraging "beige-book" report from the Federal Reserve, a better-than-expected manufacturing report from the New York Fed and as Procter & Gamble raised its dividend. Techs remained underwater as Intel's lack of guidance rattled the sector.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks and a warning from Wal-Mart hit the broader indexes.
Stock futures indicated a mixed open Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks.
Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped — and dropped sharply — in March. But Citigroup, Bank of America and General Motors advanced.
Stock futures retreated Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped -- and dropped sharply in March.
Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an upbeat forecast from Wells Fargo, capping their fifth straight up week.
Stocks rose sharply Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.
Is now really a good time to add commodities to your portfolio? That depends, according to Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman Letter. His advice: consider copper.
Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.
US stock index futures rose ahead of the open Thursday as Wells Fargo surprised investors by pre-announcing its forecast-beating earnings results.
Stocks fell Monday amid doubts over the health of the banking industry and the apparent collapse of a major deal in the technology sector.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, following a bumper week for the major indexes, as investors looked to the next batch of corporate earnings results.
Global stocks are set to end their worst year ever since the Great Depression on Wednesday. After such a turbulent year, investors are hoping 2009 will be better. Experts tell CNBC where they see value for next year.
Stocks plunged to a more than five-year low amid worries about the fate of the auto industry — and the economy — as a bailout for the sector grows increasingly unlikely.
Stocks declined Tuesday amid worries about the fate of the auto industry as a bailout grows increasingly unlikely.
Stocks opened mixed Tuesday as a pop in commodities and sharp drop in consumer prices briefly offset worries that Congress won't bail out auto makers.
Stock index futures pared their losses Tuesday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest decline in 61 years.
Stocks ended the day significantly lower but avoided a catastrophe, as an orderly selloff staved off what some thought would be a massive market capitulation.
Gold dove on the jobs report, then soared. Here's why.
Siegel and Wien disagree over how much the Fed has driven this year's rally.
Blackstone's Byron Wien and Wharton's Jeremy Siegel have at it in a wide-ranging debate on the market and the economy, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at three stocks to watch for next week, including Autozone, which is up 30 percent this year; Costco, which reports early Wednesday am; and Lululemon, which reports Thursday before the bell.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.