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U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of better-than-expected result from DuPont and ahead of more corporate earnings.
Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.
Stocks skidded Thursday, led by financials after JPMorgan's earnings failed to impress analysts and a pair of weak manufacturing reports.
Stocks trimmed some of its earlier losses but remained lower Thursday, led by financials, following a pair of tepid manufacturing reports that overshadowed strong earnings results from JPMorgan.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
The start of the third quarter has been good for stocks—the S&P 500 is up 4.6 percent so far in July. Unfortunately, with the exception of July 1, volume has been very light--Friday was the lightest volume day of the year at the NYSE.
If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.
Some of the nation’s insurers are now trying to avoid high medical costs by taking the longer view. They are giving primary care doctors more help — and more money — to take care of the sickest patients and help prevent them from becoming sicker. The NYT reports.
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Stocks eked out a gain Thursday, led by technology and consumer staples, after struggling all day as data on regional factory activity and jobless claims underscored worries about the pace of the economic recovery.
Stocks fell on Tuesday after reports that jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their views.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as a successful bond auction in Spain helped assuage debt fears but quickly erased their gains after a one-two punch of disappointing data: Jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled.
Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.
Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.
Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.
Two fund managers told CNBC Friday that they lost less than 1 percent of net asset value, despite Thursday's 347-point plunge by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
A terrific day, with 3 stocks advancing for every 1 declining, volume moderate, as we again approach the highs for the year. It's been a fairly broad advance, with particularly strength in financials and cyclicals like consumer discretionary and industrials.
Stocks rallied Thursday, led by the financials, after fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 29.
According to the White House, improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid programs cost $54 billion in 2009. Some were the result of simple mistakes while others were due to outright fraud