Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.
Futures advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in durable-goods orders snapped a six-month slide.
Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.
Stocks retreated Tuesday, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, as investors took a breather after Monday's surge.
US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday after Monday's rally, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, with fears over the health of the world economy resurfacing and investors locking in some gains after the previous session's jump.
Stocks rocketed higher Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets.
Stocks shot out of the gate Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets and after a better-than-expected housing report.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday as investors were eager for details of a plan to buy toxic assets by the government.
Stocks ended a strong two-week run with a thud Friday as financial stocks took a beating and weakness seeped into other sectors.
Stocks were mixed Friday after a strong two-week run as financial stocks continued to struggle as some investors locked in profits. Still, Wall Street could close with its first string of consecutive positive weeks in nearly a year.
Stocks looked set to extend losses at the opening bell Friday, with financial stocks still struggling in global markets and the administration and lawmakers grappling with the fallout over bonuses paid out at American International Group.
The Federal Reserve fueled the rally on Wall Street Wednesday after the central bank announced a plan to buy U.S. debt.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday, retracing the previous session's rally, as investors were jittery ahead of the AIG CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill today and the Federal Reserve's statement after a two-day meeting.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower opening Wednesday, following the previous day's rally, as investors remained wary for AIG's chief executive to step up to Capitol Hill and the Federal Reserve to conclude its two-day monetary policy meeting.
Stocks snapped their winning streak Monday after American Express reported that credit-card deliquencies rose in February. Techs were particularly weak amid worries about tech spending.
Stocks advanced Monday as banks continued their winning streak and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's weekend remarks that the recession could end this year fueled some optimism. But weakness in big-name techs dragged on the Nasdaq.
Stocks opened higher Monday as banks continued their winning streak and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's weekend remarks that he expects the economy to start recovering next year spurred optimism.
Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street, with investors optimistic after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he expected the economy to start recovering next year.
Stocks took off like a rocket Tuesday, with the Dow gaining a whopping 5.8 percent, as banks rallied after a combination of encouraging news from the sector. The Nasdaq jumped 7.1 percent.
Stocks pared some of their earlier gains but were still up sharply on renewed confidence about the financial sector.