Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, following a two-session drop, as Wall Street welcomed Fed minutes and corporate earnings.» Read More
Stocks extended a record climb on Friday after the May jobs report.
May 28- By December, Holly Ellis and Brendan Spiegel had nailed down most of the details of their upcoming July wedding by signing a contract that would take care of just about everything- from food to flowers to music.
The median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
In addition to customer data points, there is an enormous amount of money to be made for businesses catering to the cash-free consumer.
LOS ANGELES, May 19- Americans typically spend nearly $5 billion on gifts for graduates, with a little over half giving cash and a third offering gift cards, according to last year's National Retail Federation survey.
The Corporate Angel Network, which gets cancer patients free flights on corporate jets, recently flew its 45,000th passenger.
NEW YORK, May 7- A lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department and several states against American Express Co over the credit card company's rules imposed on merchants can move forward to trial, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said quarterly profit declined 4 percent, falling short of analyst forecasts, as earnings from insurance underwriting declined and bad weather disrupted shipping at its BNSF Railway unit.
Assembled two of Wall Street's great financial conglomerates, Shearson and Citigroup, shattering Glass-Steagall on the way, but would see both crumble.
Built Berkshire Hathaway into a moneyspinning investment vehicle-cum-holding company, enshrining his reputation as America's most successful investor.
In the world of finance, the landscape is likely to be a lot different in 25 years than it is today
*First quarter earnings $1.31/ shr vs est $1.25. April 22- Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services reported a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates as its high-spending customers more than made up for the slower growth in overall U.S. consumer spending.
With the wipeout in growth stocks, many investors turned their attention to big-cap and value names, and the trend is expected to continue.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Some high profile earnings beats by General Electric, Pepsico and Morgan Stanley helped counterbalance the hangover of Wednesday's big tech earnings misses.
*First-quarter earnings of $1.33/ share vs est $1.30. April 16- American Express Co's quarterly profit beat analysts' average estimate as a tighter control on expenses helped make up for slower growth in consumer spending in its key U.S. market.
Headlines after the bell Wednesday: GOOG, AMEX, IBM
April 16- American Express Co's first-quarter profit beat analysts' average estimate as its credit-card customers spent more in a recovering U.S. economy and the company kept expenses in check.