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  • Nordstrom bucks lower department store sales trends Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Nordstrom Rack store in New York City.

    Nordstrom bucked the trend of lower sales in department stores, while Cosi joined other restaurants in pointing to high food costs for its earnings miss.

  • Here's why oil consolidation talks are starting Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    A Halliburton cement mixing tank

    There are reports oil giant Halliburton will buy Baker Hughes. This is one side effect of lower oil prices.

  • Boring is good! Why small gains benefit stocks Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks moving sideways is good for a market at records where many sectors are overbought and few bargains exist.

  • Stocks open down, but China at 3-year high Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    U.S. stocks opened lower on negative sentiment in Europe, but the Shanghai Composite closed up 1 percent to a three-year-high.

  • China-Hong Kong stock link could spur buying Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    The Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link-up is one of the biggest developments in years for investors in international markets.

  • What can stop the rally? Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500 has closed at a record high 39 times this year, despite concern over Ebola and conflict in Iraq and Ukraine.

  • Investors look east to China trading link Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Asian indexes rallied on news that a link between Shanghai and Hong Kong's exchanges will move forward, opening the $2 trillion market fully to foreign investment.

  • Stocks: It's not just the Fed's smoke and mirrors Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Amid near-historic low interest rates, surging markets and record earnings, investors are finding few cheap stocks just one month after bargains were abundant.

  • IBM: What's up with the sick man of the Dow? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    A sign marks the entrance to IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, New York.

    IBM is down significantly since it reported earnings Oct. 20 amid concerns there are not many fast growth opportunities.

  • How unconventional will Draghi get? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talks in Naples, October 2, 2014.

    The euro dropped and European equities rose on dovish comments from European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, but how unconventional can he get on stimulus?

  • Election results having little impact on stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) during his election night victory rally with his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

    The GOP's takeover of the Senate is barely moving stocks. Major averages are mostly moving off of oil.

  • Why 2015 may also be a good year for stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Dow has not had a loss in a pre-election year since 1939, a statistic that suggests stocks could be up again in 2015.

  • Do you know what your company is doing? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 1:49 AM ET

    The 124 largest publicly traded companies are opaque, with few fully revealing their holdings or anti-corruption steps, Transparency International said.

  • Stock market weakens on ECB fight Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Stocks drop amid report tension is brewing between ECB head Mario Draghi and his counterparts ahead of Thursday's meeting.

  • Two former darlings of momentum traders disappoint Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    A shopper looks at Michael Kors handbags at Macy's in New York City.

    Michael Kors and Priceline both reported earnings beats, but slowing growth could sour momentum traders on the stocks.

  • Is the crude market calling Saudi Arabia's bluff? Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Stocks pop then drop as markets call Saudi Arabia's bluff when it says it's going to raise oil prices.

  • Q4 and 2015 estimates coming down fast Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    About 75 percent of the S&P 500 has reported, and Q3 earnings growth is likely to hit 10 percent, but companies are revising down Q4 and 2015 earnings estimates.

  • Blackstone-led group unloads $2.27B in Hilton stock Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Shareholders associated with the Blackstone Group are set to launch a massive secondary offering of Hilton Worldwide stock, the company said.

  • UK courts Islamic finance market Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
    Booths at the Global Islamic Finance Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

    The U.K. is taking steps to widen its Islamic finance market, boosting its industry credentials as competition intensifies among global financial centers.

  • Global markets cheer Japan's double whammy Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund announced it will put half its assets in stocks and cut its holdings of government bonds, boosting global markets.