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The Dow fell below 10,000 for the first time since last November amid worries about the US job market and Europe's ability to get a grip on its debt. The blue-chip index is now down over 4 percent for the year.
Investors are closely watching the 5-day financial forecast with a wicked winter storm threatening to bring parts of the Northeast to a standstill.
If concerns about Dubai are overblown, are banks oversold? Is the dip a buying opportunity?
Stocks declined Tuesday but ended off their lows for the day after the Fed raised its forecast for 2010.
Revised GDP sent stocks as well as the price of crude tumbling. But is oil oversold?
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Chartologists, including Greg Troccoli, are seeing a head-and-shoulders formation taking hold on the S&P today. Is it signaling a market reversal?
Shares of teen apparel retailers are getting hit particularly hard Thursday in the wake of October same-store sales results. It's not surprising. This sector is facing some tough challenges. Teen unemployment has been at historically high levels. This means teens have less money to spend on jeans and T-shirts.
The Dow hit a new 11-month high and capped its best week in two months on Friday after Procter & Gamble as well as other stocks advanced on positive brokerage comments.
Small swings, low volume and a lack of news are making for some of the most sluggish trading days of the year.
How are the Fast Money traders gaming this market into the close? Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play today's market moving events.
A handful of retail stores reported upbeat earnings news on Thursday. Is the sector finally thawing? Retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citigroup and Jeff Klinefelter of Piper Jaffray discussed their insights.
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains. Kimberly Greenberger, retail analyst at Citi, shares her analysis of July same-store sales data.
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
The S&P edged higher on Thursday with investors rotating into beaten down energy names and financials and out of consumer staples and pharma.
Stocks have been quietly moving to the upside all morning...the general take is that despite vigorous questioning Mr. Bernanke is holding up well in his principal claim: that he did not threaten action against Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis or the bank's board if they abandoned the Merrill takeover, and more importantly insisted that his actions helped avert a global economic meltdown.
Consumer discretionary stocks surged in the first half of 2009, and retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citi, and Charles Grom of JPMorgan, discussed what's in store for the sector in the second half of the year.
The big number for markets Wednesday is April's existing home sales, which should tell the story of a weak spring selling season.
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Consumers enticed by warmer weather and glimmers of hope for the economy bought a few more items in April, helping discounter Wal-Mart Stores and many mall clothing chains post better results for the month than expected.