LOS ANGELES, Dec 17- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports remain far from a deal with union dockworkers after seven months of contract talks, the companies said on Wednesday, again blaming the union for waterfront cargo slowdowns. The Pacific Maritime Association statement came a day before the companies were slated...» Read More
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports a 35.6 percent surge in operating profits for its third quarter, with "major contributor" Burlington Northern getting a lot of the credit. That's similar to the company's second quarter, when Burlington was also cited as a "major contributor" to that period's 73 percent earnings jump.
Plus, the “problem” of too much good news in this market.
The retailer reverted to its classic logo after sharp criticism, but Cramer said the whole thing won't make a difference for the stock.
These are the five must-watch announcements on deck.
Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.
The Fast Money desk uncovered what some view as a positive economic sign and spoke with CEO of one company, who's in the middle of it all.
Find out why the Mad Money host called this stock a "clear buy."
Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.
Cramer highlights another American company bucking the notion that this economy is all bad.
There are a lot of negative headlines out there, but Cramer sees some positives, too.
Cramer thinks these two stock groups may offer some great protection in this disappointing market.
Take note of the bullish numbers this rail company is touting.
A number of trucking companies have been outperforming the S&P, but since they’ve experienced a pullback in the last month, is this the right time for investors to be piling in? Jason Seidl, transportation analyst at Dahlman Rose discussed his views.
The major railroad stocks have been on a rally over the last month and CSX is due to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell. How should investors position their portfolios? Jason Seidl, director at Dahlman Rose shared his sector insights.
Nearly 150 years after American railroad companies imported thousands of Chinese laborers to build rail lines across the West, China is poised once again to play a role in American rail construction. But this time it would be an entirely different role: supplying the technology and engineers to build high-speed rail lines.
The Dow has inched closer to the 11,000 mark, yet some investors are still skeptical about this rally. Dan Veru, executive vice president and co-chief investment officer at Palisade Capital Management, and David Tice, bear market strategist at Federated Investors, discussed their market outlooks.
President Obama's first appearance after the State of the Union address is in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday where he is expected to announce $8 billion worth of grants for high speed rail projects in the United States. More than a dozen projects will receive funds, spanning 31 states, but the biggest winners look to be Florida, Illinois and California.
Transport stocks have been down in the last two days, but the Dow Jones Transport Index is up almost 19 percent over the last year. How much more room is there for these stocks to grow? Lee Klaskow, senior transportation and logistics analyst at Longbow Research, says it is time to start buying on the dips.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC in a live interview on Squawk Box this morning that he has "a lot of doubts" about Kraft's planned purchase of Cadbury and that he "feels poorer" in the wake of the deal. The deal does not need to be approved by shareholders, but "If I had a chance to vote on this, I'd vote no." But he rejected Joe Kernen's suggestion that he show his displeasure by selling Berkshire's stake of over 9 percent in Kraft. That, he says, would be too expensive because Kraft's stock is still "undervalued."
Markets rose on Tuesday after reports showed consumer confidence improved and home prices stabilized. Can stocks continue upward in 2010? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, shared his market outlook.