Stocks lost some ground in the final minutes of trading Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and after existing home sales tumbled unexpectedly to a seven-month low.
The health-care plan passed in March 2010 will not be what is ultimately implemented, according to former Aetna CEO Ronald Williams.
Despite a massive order from American, and chatter that other airlines could do the same, the Fast gang is cautious of establishing a new position in Boeing.
Futures were higher Wednesday on hopes that U.S. lawmakers will reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avert a default as well as optimism over company earnings after Apple’s results beat the street.
Stocks came off session lows, but still finished sharply lower Monday, as bank stocks slumped amid ongoing macroeconomic concerns and ahead of a big earnings week.
Stocks were off session lows in the final hour of trading Monday but were still lower, led by banks, amid ongoing debt concerns in Europe and the lack of progress in U.S. debt-ceiling negotiations.
Stocks tumbled more than 1 percent Monday, led by banks, amid concerns over debt problems in the United States and as the debt crisis continue in Europe, causing investors to move into safe haven assets like gold, which hit another record high.
Stocks closed lower for the third session Tuesday after shrugging off the latest Fed minutes even as some officials raised the possibility of further easing and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating, raising more contagion fears.
Stocks shaved their gains Tuesday after Fed officials raised the possibility of further easing if economic growth continues to slow and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating.
Stocks wavered in a tight range Tuesday as investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.
Dig down into Alcoa earnings, and trader Brian Kelly thinks the results reveal something important – something bullish.
Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.
From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.
The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.
The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.
With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.
It's time to get defensive on stocks, Bill Spiropoulos, CoreStates Capital Advisors chief executive, told CNBC Wednesday. "You can still see upward trends but you have to take a stance and have multiple strategies in multiple markets."
Rising life expectancies coupled with escalating health-care costs will force the baby boom generation to rethink the conventional retirement wisdom of cashing in stocks for bonds.
President Obama, after signing an extension of the Bush tax cuts last December, relapsed once again at his news conference today. It was the usual bashing of millionaires and billionaires, oil companies, corporate jets (made by Cessna and Hawker-Beechcraft), and investment funds.
Shockingly, financials (as represented by the XLF etf ) are valued lower today than they were in the fourth quarter of 2009, a time when asset quality was unknown and the very survival of the financial system was in doubt. This makes no logical sense.