On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.
While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.
Markets rise and markets fall, sometimes by hundreds of points, but Mario Gabelli says that doesn't bother him because he takes a longer-term perspective. "Markets fluctuate," the CEO of Gamco Investors told CNBC Thursday. "We want to figure out where is the market going to be a year and a half from now."
It is not just a few wealthy individuals paying unusually low taxes to the federal government. Corporate America is not far behind. The New York Times reports.
Twenty-two of the thirty Dow components have dividend yields greater than the 10-year US treasury, which yields around 2.06 percent.
Stocks rebounded in volatile trading Wednesday to close near session highs as investors were encouraged over several reports that pointed to a progress in the European debt talks.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on Boeing's Q3 earnings and boosted outlook.
The German Bundestag has reportedly approved a strengthening of the European Financial Stability Facility. China is waiting, but will make a move soon. The head of the EFSF, Klaus Regling, is going to China and likely other Asian countries to seek money for his fund.
Futures added to their gains Wednesday after demand for durable goods rose and following a handful of better-than-expected earnings. Investors also grew hopeful that EU leaders could strike an agreement on a lasting plan to tackle the euro zone debt crisis.
"It's going to be an unrelaxing weekend, with one eye looking over the shoulder at what's going on overseas," one strategist said. Plus a big earnings week.
The industrial name will likely add a caveat that could drag the stock down, though.
Stocks closed mixed Thursday after fluctuating wildly for most of the session as traders sifted through a slew of headlines from the euro zone ahead of a key EU summit this weekend.
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Stocks closed higher Tuesday but off their best levels after traders remained skeptical over a report that France and Germany have agreed to increase EU bailout fund, calling the news "nothing new."
For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.
Futures shaved their earlier losses Tuesday following news producer prices rose more than expected in September and following a handful of earnings reports.
The last thing the world needs is a trade war between the two economic super powers.
Only six out of thirty Dow components have posted a gain in the past four years, with IBM and McDonald's leading the way, up more than 50 percent.
From aviation to wheat production, a broad cohort of US industry is looking forward to the passage of US trade deals with Colombia and Panama next week.
Only six out of thirty Dow components have posted a gain in the past three months, with McDonald's leading the way, up 5 percent.