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Stocks had a wobbly start to the morning Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.
Stocks pared their losses Friday after economic reports showed consumer confidence soared to its highest level since before the fall downturn began and that manufacturing is showing signs of improvement.
Stock futures are set to begin May just slightly higher this morning. This comes off the heels of one of the best months in several years for the S&P 500. Most European bourses are closed today due to the May Day holiday.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for U.S. stocks Friday as investors shrugged off Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and decided to go against the 'sell in May and go away' mantra after April's successful performance.
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Amil writes, “Looks like the financials are leading this rally. If I want to pay the moves which financials should I buy?”
It seems that all the market wants to do is climb higher? How much longer can it keep that up?
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Concerns that the recent outbreak of swine flu could reach pandemic proportions dragged down the Dow and S&P Monday with investors hammering airlines, hotels and more.
Plus, Cramer talks up the importance of market indicators.
Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.
Plus, the Mad Money host tells us who the real burger king is.
The lending practices of U.S. credit card companies will be under the microscope Thursday as President Barack Obama meets with executives from 13 leading credit card issuers. We wanted to know if you feel you've been unfairly treated by the credit card companies.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks staged a late rally Wednesday as investors shrugged off health-care weakness and bet on solid results from Apple after the bell.
Stocks rebounded Wednesday as Caterpillar led the Dow, automakers rallied and banks posted solid gains.
McDonald’s has been on our “buy” list for more than five years, said David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors looked for further guidance from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the next batch of corporate earnings.
Stock index futures pointed a lower open Wednesday as investors looked for further guidance from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the next batch of corporate earnings.
CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman was listening in to the Yahoo! conference call and breaks down the highlights from the pivotal discussion.