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Despite concerns about a weaker-than-expected jobs report, investors bid stocks higher, led by financial issues. Here's the word on the Street.
The week ahead may be volatile, but markets are greeting it with less anxiety than we've seen in several weeks.
Stocks closed higher as investors appeared more enthused about Microsoft's bid for Yahoo! than they were concerned about the latest signs of economic weakness. The three major indexes each gained about 3-4 percent for the week, but the market still has a way to go to recover from January's rout.
European stocks ended firmly higher across the board Friday, despite weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data, as China and U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa teamed up to buy a $14 billion stake in Rio Tinto.
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China teamed up with U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa to buy a $14 billion stake in Rio Tinto on Friday and said it may make a bid, threatening miner BHP Billiton's efforts to win Rio.
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Stocks closed higher in another jittery session, helped by expectations of another Fed rate cut and an economic stimulus package from the federal government.
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Wall Street resumed its cautious stance Friday, giving up sizable early gains and closing sharply lower as investors played it safe and cashed in profits before the weekend.
As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.
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Jamie Baker thinks airline stocks are ready to take off. "We do see significant potential upside from here," the JP Morgan senior airline analyst told CNBC. He offered investors his top stock picks.
Airline stocks rallied last week on news that Delta Air Lines was mulling a takeover of either United Airlines or Northwest Airlines, suggesting that many investors think airline mergers are a brilliant idea.
Stocks rallied to close higher after a report that Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.
Alcoa said fourth-quarter profit rose 76 percent on restructuring and tax benefits, offsetting lower aluminum prices. Experts weigh in on how to trade the aluminum firm's stock and other metals and mining companies.
Aluminum producer Alcoa said fourth-quarter earnings soared 76 percent, buoyed by the pending sale of its packaging and consumer businesses.
Australia's Alumina cut its full-year underlying earnings forecast by 17 percent on Thursday, citing lower aluminum prices, a higher Australian dollar and increased costs.
Stocks finished a back-and-forth session sharply higher Wednesday as investors bought bargains despite concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results. Here’s the word on the Street.