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*J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.
Stocks finished sharply in the red Thursday, with the Dow down triple digits, weighed down by disappointing earnings from a handful of retailers and weak economic reports.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
U.S. stock index futures shaved their losses following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, though disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart weighed.
Traders await retail sales, inflation data and retailer earnings, but it's the stock market's own behavior that could be most key in the week ahead.
NEW YORK, May 9- U.S. stock investors are finding the value of staying close to home. RBC Capital Markets found that sales growth among companies with a high percentage of their revenue coming from the United States was three times stronger than those with a bigger international sales mix.
Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.
OTTAWA, April 17- The Canadian government will take several more weeks to evaluate its options for the much-delayed replacement of the country's CF-18 fighter jets, Public Works Minister Diane Finley said on Thursday.
Technology stocks in the U.S. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.
Higher interest rates are a boon to banks, semiconductor firms are soaring, and Goldman's brass weigh in on high-frequency trading.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Old-school tech stocks, like Hewlett-Packard, soar this week. One theory: Many of the super-growth tech names have maxed out.
Even if it isn't a bubble, the tech sector has had a pretty big run, and it might be time to look at some cautious ways to target tech-stock returns.
The Fed chair's first testimony before Congress is the big event for markets in the week ahead, as traders sift through economic data.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Companies making headlines after the bell.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Thursday following dovish remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.
Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen will likely stick to a tight script when she appears on Capitol Hill, but her comments could still make waves in markets.