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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
ADP's private sector jobs report and data on services sector activity could set the direction for stocks Wednesday.
Unusually severe winter weather is expected to dent economic growth and perhaps cause more rough sledding for stocks.
Natural gas futures jumped more than 8 percent Tuesday, driven well above the key $5 per million BTUs level on supply concerns and short-covering.
Companies in the news after the bell Tuesday.
The age of the apology is clearly upon us — and it is not just about being polite. It has become de rigueur. NYT reports.
The brutal winter of 2013-14 is not only making the air frigid but cooling the heels of investors.
Investors are beginning to prepare themselves for a world of rising rates in which the endless cash flow to emerging market economies begins to ebb.
A look at Tuesday's midday movers:
Longtime stock market bull Tom Lee of JPMorgan has kept his optimistic outlook intact after Monday's brutal selloff.
Fed stimulus made Wall Street happy but now what? Here comes a bigger correction, says Murray T. Holland of investment bank MHT MidSpan.
With the S&P 500 down 5.7 percent year to date, investors are beginning to wonder – should we expect a rebound or is a reversal in trend at hand?
Stock markets in the U.S., Japan and Europe have joined emerging markets in the doldrums, but is the selloff a rumble or is a deeper rout on its way?
Detroit's bankruptcy is rapidly shaping up as a battle of Wall Street vs. Main Street, at least as far as the city's creditors are concerned.
For the moment, the markets are a bit calmer. Asia was weak overnight, but U.S. stocks opened in positive territory.
Market watchers who appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday were holding out hope the stock market decline are just a blip.
Global market volatility is not just down to the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering, influential investor Marc Faber told CNBC.
But this is still a bull market, said "The Gartman Letter" publisher Dennis Gartman.
More than three years after Congress voted to overhaul financial regulations, only half the new rules are done. A quarter haven't even been proposed.
Happy Tuesday, the fourth day of the second month in the new Ice Age.
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