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Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Will the latest Yahoo results help CEO Carol Bartz persuade skeptical investors that the company is headed in the right direction after years of struggle?
Microsoft is "working as hard as they can to catch up" to Google and Apple on smartphone platforms, co-founder Paul Allen told CNBC Tuesday.
Steve Jobs' decision to include a new product in one of his Apple stores is the ultimate stamp of approval. Today (Tuesday), he gave that rare approval to "Square," a plug in credit-card reader from one of the co-founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. This could be just the boost Square needs to bring its mobile payments system to the mainstream, as the competition heats up.
News that Blackboard has hired Barclays Capital to evaluate “strategic alternatives” after receiving an unsolicited proposal caused its stock to rise by more than 30 percent to all-time highs.
It's a strange day: This is a commodity-led rally — as silver and gold hit new highs, and crude sits just below new highs, the midday stock advance is being led by energy and material names.
Markets quake after S&P touches the third rail. Goldman reports earnings without Buffett on its back. Research In Motion preps its unloved tablet and McDonald's conducts a supersized job fair. Here's what we're watching…
Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.
Stock index futures fell further after news the ratings outlook for the United States was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poor's.
Stocks ended higher as investors took heart from strong economic news and shrugged off disappointing quarterly results ahead of a big week of earnings. Merck and DuPont led the Dow higher, while BofA fell.
With Larry Page and Sergey Brin selling about 1 million shares each annually for the next five years, should investors buy as the Google co-founders cash out.
Stocks lost a little steam in the final hour of trading as technology companies slid, although investors remained encouraged by several upbeat economic report. Merck and DuPont gained, while BofA fell.
With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.
We're hearing that oil may not end its relentless march higher for quite some time. And don't blame the Mideast, that's not the problem.
"What's overhanging the market now is this great, big question mark over commodities," says one market pro. "It has hung over the market like the sword of Damocles."
These are a few stock plays ahead of a possible inflation, said Steven Charest, chief market strategist at Divine Capital Markets.
Overall, the market looks worrisome, said Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group.
Options expiration day. Global markets are mixed, futures down fractionally, as the Greek Prime Minister said restructuring of the debt was not going to happen (no one seems to believe him). This is not a bad start, considering earnings season has not started with a bang.
Stocks turned modestly higher as investors took heart from upbeat economic news, although weak earnings pressured some sectors of the market. Merck and J&J rose, while BofA fell.