U.S. futures trimmed gains on mostly weak U.S. data but still signaled a mildly higher open as investors welcomed comments from Yellen's speech.
The U.S. may not be as strong as investors think because it is growing overly dependent on the consumer for economic growth, Jim O'Neill tells CNBC.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Obama's proposed budget would allow the long-term unemployed to withdraw up to $50,000 from their retirement plans penalty free.
South Korea's highest court struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.
RBS reported an annual net loss of £3.47 billion ($5.39 billion) in 2014 after booking a £4 billion writedown in the value of U.S. offshoot Citizens.
European equities rallied on Thursday, closing nearly 1 percent higher as investors reacted to a raft of corporate earnings and fresh economic data.
The sustainability of this globally orchestrated move in equities seems challenged as many headwinds remain.
The FAA will let Southwest Airlines keep flying planes that missed a required inspection of a backup rudder system.
Facebook just announced it has two million active advertisers, showing accelerating advertiser growth. It announced 1.5M active advertisers last July.
Bond prices extend gains on Tuesday following the U.S. Treasury Department's auction of two-year notes.
A New Jersey court struck down a plan to cut contributions to its public pension system, ruling in favor of plaintiffs that sued the state.
The "Halftime Report" traders give their final trades of the show.
Wal-Mart workers just scored a raise. Now retail investors are wondering – are more pay hikes coming?
Japan's perennially low yields will keep the country's conservative bond investors lusting after Australia's safe and stable bonds, analysts said.
Some freelance Uber and Lyft drivers want full employee status and benefits, which could have a big impact on the sharing economy.
LG has unveiled an "luxury smartwatch" in an attempt to broaden the appeal of its wearable device and steal a lead on the Apple Watch.
Houston's hot housing market hasn't seen any impact from lower oil prices yet, but everyone is expecting it to cool at some point.
Retirees have more freedom to decide where they want to live, according to a new study. Their top picks for places to relocate.
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