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"I think it's going to be really tough to get through this earnings season without fits or starts. There's so much riding on this earnings season because of expectations for growth going into 2013," said one analyst.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
American Express announced that it will eliminate 5,400 jobs and take a $400 million restructuring charge in the fourth quarter.
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After falling 18 percent in 2011, financial stocks are on track for their largest gain in nine years.
Stocks staged a sharp recovery in the final hour of trading Thursday following news that the House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening to resume talks, with less than a week left until the "fiscal cliff" deadline.
Stocks slumped nearly 1 percent on Friday, but closed off the worst levels of the session, after a Republican plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" fell apart, raising fears a deal will not be reached before the end of the year.
Stocks held losses Friday, dragged by techs, as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the weekend amid ongoing worries over the looming "fiscal cliff."
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Stocks posted a modest gain in thin, volatile trading Thursday ahead of the jobs report, while worries over the looming "fiscal cliff" continued to linger.
Some airline fees, such as premium seats and in-flight Wi-Fi, may be worth the cost.
Stocks finished slightly lower across the board Tuesday after wavering in a narrow range for most of the session as investors remained cautious amid the ongoing "fiscal cliff" discussions in Washington.
Despite lingering economic worries, Small Business Saturday sales data is slightly better than expected. A look at the numbers.
Thousands of small stores across the U.S. will offer their own discounts and promotions to draw holiday shoppers on what's known as Small Business Saturday.
Corporate gift giving has never been trickier. Despite this, the value of gifts given to clients is on the rise.
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The Amex and Wal-Mart venture could change what it means for the long-term viability of the prepaid card market’s old guard.
Some major wireless companies are betting big on mobile payments and they are about to find out if their gamble will pay off.