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By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week. Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged. But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered
Stocks could continue to let off steam at the open Friday.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Bed Bath & Beyond and DaVita popped while ConAgra and MGM dropped!
ConAgra Foods forecast earnings below analysts estimates and said it shipped fewer products in its key consumer foods segment, sending shares to their lowest level in more than two years.
Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $20 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Check out the bets being made today...
ConAgra Foods Thursday posted higher quarterly profit, helped by results from the commodities trading and merchandising unit that it sold earlier this week.
Now that the Fed's June meeting is out of the way, the focus on economic data will intensify as investors try to find a road map for the markets.
The second half of 2008 looks mighty encouraging to Al Meyers. "It's all going to depend upon earnings," he told CNBC. "It's going to set the tone for the second half. There are some very good values out there right now."
ConAgra Foods said Tuesday fourth-quarter earnings would be higher than expected, boosted by results at its trading and merchandising unit, whose sale was completed after the quarter ended.
1) Reliance Steel just jumped 5 percent as they updated guidance, raising it 30 percent from previous guidance, due to much higher increases in carbon steel prices.
CVS, Nike, Darden and Research in Motion are just a few of the names he likes.
How are you honoring your father this Father's Day? With a tie? A recycled birthday present? How about some stock?
Sky-high food and fuel prices will make it hard for this company to meet analyst expectations.
Large private investors have been buying commodities in recent years, but now some are going further and buying actual farmland, says The New York Times.
Cramer's not 100% sure, though. Here's why.
There are cheaper food companies that are just as good, Cramer says.
As of this morning, 143 (just under 30%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Are there "b-b-bucks" in chicken? The options market seems to think so ... by betting against it.
With Alcoa's report yesterday afternoon, the official start to earnings season is here. Here are the current forecasts from Thomson Financial...
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