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Stocks ticked higher Wednesday as consumer stocks rebounded after a tame inflation reading but banks still dragged after credit downgrade. FedEx skidded after it issued a weak outlook.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as investors digested a tame inflation reading against a weak outlook from FedEx. Banks dragged after a credit downgrade.
FedEx's earnings weigh on futures. Federal Express, considered a bellweather for the economy, caused a 6-point drop in stock futures pre-open. Guidance of $0.30-$0.45 for the current (first) quarter is well below expectations of $0.68 due to the runup in jet fuel prices and an "extremely difficult" operating environment.
Stocks closed down Tuesday after opening slightly higher, following a report showing a rebound in housing starts. New building permits, a gauge of future building activity, rose 4 percent, the biggest gain since last June. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
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Stocks could have a hard time snapping out of their current trading range, which seems to be getting narrower and narrower.
With RIM, Adobe and Best Buy reporting earnings and new iPhones hitting the shelves, what's the tech trade next week?
The Nasdaq has just had one of its best starts to a year in the last decade. Need we say more? If so, here you go.
The Federal Reserve fueled the rally on Wall Street Wednesday after the central bank announced a plan to buy U.S. debt.
Traders are hoping Monday's about face in the stock market is just a respite from its recent run.
There’s nothing wrong with being picky. In fact, that’s probably the only way to survive this market.
The only stock mutual fund manager to have actually gained ground in 2008 says it's time for investors to get back into stocks. So what looks good to him now?
The company's fourth quarter earnings report is particularly devastating since the company comes up way short as far as Wall Street expectations are concerned, even though analysts have been falling all over each other over the past week to lower estimates.
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The Dow closed at a 6-1/2-year low, on fears the government may be forced to nationalize some big banks even as the White House said it supports a privately held banking system.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Fortress Investment Group and Infosys popped while Sony and Barclays dropped.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off today in Las Vegas and one week into the new year, the S&P Tech Sector is off to a strong start up 3.6% and only behind the Materials Sector.
Adobe Systems is up nearly 5 percent Tuesday — and continues to see call activity. The call buying began around a week ago, when we reported volume approaching four times the daily average for the maker of Photostop, Flash, and other popular software. Today, trading continued to surge...
Adobe Systems is down more than 51 percent this year — but is seeing huge call activity. The average daily call volume is 3,300, but Tuesday the software maker saw more than 12,000 contracts trade at the February 22.50 strike alone (AEQBX), most of them for $1, according to OptionMonster's tracking systems.
The bad news is that while refis are up 250 percent in the past 6 weeks, applications to purchase a home are up only 10 percent. Let's see if news of below-5 percent mortgages makes a difference.