Trends emerge this earnings' season: limited Q4 visibility, momentum names slide, oil is dropping, and bond yields break down.» Read More
U.S. jobs data will guide the markets today and bad news from Motorola is rippling through global markets. An early look shows U.S. equities weaker ahead of the opening. European stocks are lower as commodity driven shares continue to sell off and most Asian markets closed with losses.
The Washington Research Foundation has sued mobile phone makers Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Matsushita-owned Panasonic for infringing on a patent for wireless Bluetooth technology.
Qualcomm lowered its profit estimate for its fiscal first quarter, citing higher-than-expected legal costs and customer's deferred payment.
At the end of the year, portfolio managers sell stocks to make sure their annual returns look good. Share prices can suffer as a result. CNBC's Bill Griffeth spoke with Greg Zuckerman of The Wall Street Journal about which stocks are ripe for profit taking. He says there’s a profile of the stocks most likely to take a hit.