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Stocks bounced back from an early slide as banks recovered and strength permeated techs, housing and retail stocks. The market had opened lower as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.
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With the tear that Talbot’s stock price has been on, I think that it is safe to say that investors like what they heard from CEO Trudy Sullivan yesterday. Still that $50 million credit facility that it secured from Japanese retailer Aeon (also TLB’s largest shareholder) is a relatively small step in what will be a big turnaround project.
KeyCorp, which has been hitting new lows recently, cut its dividend in half and plans to raise $1.5 b in capital. The excuse here is an adverse court ruling on tax treatment, but no one is surprised, nor does anyone think they will be the last to cut dividends.
Stocks tumbled Wednesday as oil's resurgence lit the fuse of inflation fears, pushing the Dow to a three-month low. Oil jumped about $5 a barrel, settling at $136.38. Financials were the hardest hit.
Stocks fell sharply as oil's resurgence fanned inflation fears and a downgrade on Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Oil jumped about $6.
Stocks opened lower as oil's resurgence fanned inflation fears and a downgrade on Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Oil jumped nearly $3, topping $134 a barrel.
Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Wednesday, but the energy market could again hijack the stock market with U.S. inventory data arriving later in the morning.
Bank of America has chosen several senior Countrywide Financial executives to help run its mortgage business after the acquisition of Countrywide is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Stocks were mixed as Wall Street sought to regain its footing following Friday's dramatic oil-inspired selloff.
Stocks opened higher as Wall Street sought to regain its footing following Friday's dramatic oil-inspired selloff.
For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines. No such luck.
The Dow plunged more than 400 points as the sharpest jump in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years and rocketing oil prices sparked concerns about stagflation. Oil jumped more than $11 a barrel to close at a record $138.54.
Stocks finished mixed as investors juggled some encouraging economic news and concerns about the financial sector. Lehman Brothers rebounded, while bond insurers plunged. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.
Stocks ticked higher amid some encouraging economic data. Lehman Brothers rebounded after a recent slide but financials remained under some pressure ahead of a slew of earnings out of the sector next week. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.