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Earnings season officially kicked off today, and a number of negative preannouncements from S&P 500 companies could mean ugly results.
A better-than-expected 195,000 jobs added in June is good for stocks, bad for bonds, and likely to give the Fed more reason to taper sooner rather than later.
Pretty good news for the economy: Hiring is up and jobless claims have stabilized.
Auto sales are way up, especially trucks, and so are sales of Manhattan's most expensive condos. It's looking like 2007 all over again in some key consumer markets.
Forget the rise in bond yields. Ignore the drop in gold. Weak earnings? Whatever. The market will rise or fall based on "Goldilocks" numbers.
Volatility also has an upside; consumer sentiment a mixed bag; BlackBerry back to being a disaster.
A rise in short-term rates is likely to be a long way off, the Fed said; not everyone has such a rosy outlook, but buy low—and do it now—some are saying; buy Apple or Blackberry?
GDP expanded at 1.8 percent; Russia’s 15 percent defense budget share to grow, China’s, too; McKesson CEO John Hammergren gets record $159 million pension.
The junk bond markets junked; China's credit crunch still a controversial point; the housing market remains resurgent.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces a company partnership with Oracle; news that China will rein in credit to avoid a financial crisis; the markets take a summer breather.
Two days after the Fed’s FOMC meeting, the markets are still trying to figure out which way to go; Oracle’s earnings fell short; bond yields at a 22-month high.
Economic data points to good news but bad stocks were hammered; rising rates is the biggest contributor to volatility; and Speaker of the House John Boehner blames Ben Bernanke.
The Fed tiptoes around tapering its $85 million-a-month bond buying program; it's the deficit, stupid; and more mortgage funny business are talk of the nation.
Tuesday’s market gains would suggest Bernanke will stay on; housing starts have slow, steady progress; Prism program apparently foiled plans for more than 50 terrorist attacks.
Whether the market is interpreting data as positive economic news or mixed news (no imminent threat of tapering) is unclear before the Federal Reserve's big meeting this week.
Market numbers don't lie; don't fear The VIX; Charter Communications is reviewing acquisitions.
Gannett acquires Belo; retail/auto sales up; Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for no patent on human genes.
Pimco predicts doom; more emerging world M&A leadership as India buys into U.S. tire market; Blackstone has the jitters.
Jack Welch weighs in on newsy topics; Dole's chairman wants to take it private (again); Microsoft's surprise price hike for Xbox.
Apple tries to wow developers; market set for a period of sideways trading; Facebook shares the market's last bargain?