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Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.
Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.
The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.
As Washington pushes banks to mend their finances, the banks are pushing back.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday as investors were encouraged by comments from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that most banks are well capitalized.
Stocks turned mixed Tuesday as another wave of disappointing earnings news weighed on the market but tech stocks shined bright.
The slumping economy negatively impacted many smaller companies that reported earnings on Tuesday. The following are some firms that reported earnings before the opening bell:
US stock index futures turned lower ahead of the open Tuesday after key corporate earnings sounded a note of caution for investors.
After good news from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, should you buy the financials? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, offered CNBC his outlook for bank stocks.
The Dow advanced Wednesday, boosted by an encouraging "beige-book" report from the Federal Reserve, a better-than-expected manufacturing report from the New York Fed and as Procter & Gamble raised its dividend. Techs remained underwater as Intel's lack of guidance rattled the sector.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks and a warning from Wal-Mart hit the broader indexes.
Stock futures indicated a mixed open Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks.
Though they unveiled it three weeks ago to resounding applause on Wall Street, the administration's plan is a Rube Goldberg machine gone awry —too clever and convoluted, rife with potential for chicanery and favoritism.
Americans may be asked to come to the aid of their banks again — this time, with the added inducement of possibly making some money for themselves, the New York Times reports.
The S&P 500 index is close to reaching the level where it is more risky to be accumulating stocks, Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock, told CNBC Thursday.
Up and down Wall Street, bankers and traders sharpened their pencils on Tuesday as they began the complex financial calculus of the latest bank rescue plan. Their goal: to find ways to profit from it, the New York Times reports.
On Monday, the Obama administration made another aggressive move in their attempts to spark an economic recovery.
On Monday the Treasury rolled out detailed plans to soak up $1 trillion in toxic assets -- an initiative that's widely believed to be a key element to economic recovery.
A dozen former top Countrywide executives now stand to make millions from the home mortgage mess, the New York Times reports.
Ask Keith Wirtz what makes a stock a "buy" these days, and he'll tick off a short list: "We like plays that have certain characteristics: strong balance-sheet conditions, good free cash flow experiences, and good earnings visibility on the horizon," the president and chief investment officer of Fifth Third Asset Management told CNBC.