Some U.S. companies took immediate steps to enter the Cuban marketplace after Obama's move to end the trade embargo. The NYT reports.» Read More
The nation's largest food processor, said its second-quarter profit rose 20%, driven in large part by a jump in corn-processing profit.
The Dow finished at an all-time high on investor optimism about the strength of the economy.
A Belated Return: The breaking news desk blog has returned after a longer than expected absence - upon my return to work yesterday after vacation, my computer somehow fried its innards, necessitating a complete overhaul. As I told my very understanding CNBC.com bosses, the dog really DID eat my homework!