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A move announced by central bankers on Wednesday to contain the European debt crisis resulted in euphoria in global stock markets, but it also prompted skeptics to wonder: will this time be different? The New York Times reports.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on today's top business news headlines, including a possible bid to buy Yahoo; Disney bumps up its dividend by 50%; the S&P downgrades Hewlett Packard; and tenative four year deal at Boeing with its machinists union.
Since 1950, December has been the best month of the year for the S&P 500, and second best for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite Index.
“Fast Money” experts focus on the challenges facing Apple — and perhaps an ace up its sleeve.
CNBC's Seema Mody, and Mary Thompson have a look at today's market movers in stocks and oil.
Jason Child, Groupon chief financial officer, weighs in on how he thinks the company's first day of trading will go.
"The performance of IPO's here in the US and also globally has been pretty good, and this sentiment is really spreading over to Groupon, and gives it a positive shot at initial trading today," Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, told CNBC.
Here is a look at best and worst first-day returns during IPOs in 2011, which on average saw an 11 percent gain.
What can investors expect from Groupon's debut? Insight with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners analyst.
As Groupon is expected to price tonight, CNBC's Scott Wapner takes a look at whether big name tech IPOs have been big winners for investors.
Seventy-one percent of the 371 S&P 500 companies that reported third-quarter earnings so far this season have surpassed estimates, while nineteen percent have missed and eleven percent have matched.
Since 1950, November has been the second best month of the year for the S&P 500 and third for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Historically, it's also the start of the most bullish months of the year, up to April.
The month of October has been unbelievably bullish for stocks regardless of the mess that Europe still finds itself in and the recession worries everyone keeps talking about.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the month of October and how the market is trading today, as well as the collapse of the VIX.
Insight into October's historical monthly market gains, with Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners managing partner who says, "I think we're going higher" and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.
The movement in chip stocks is being overshadowed by the deal news; and oil and copper are up sharply, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan & Sharon Epperson.
A look at what's driving Friday's market activity and how to trade it, with Dean Curnutt, Macro Risk Advisors, and CNBC's Mary Thompson.
A look at what investors should pay attention to before the closing bell, with John O'Donoghue, Cowen & Company.
CNBC's Seema Mody and Sharon Epperson with a look at Friday's market moving activity in stocks and commodities.
As this year's Fall Classic swings into high gear, could the winning team predict the market performance next year?