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*Ford rallies after results; AT&T, Dow Chemical lower. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, continuing the market's recent upward trend as expectations for steady accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future offset a mixed batch of earnings and economic data.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
After the huge spill back in 2010, Cramer examines which Gulf plays may be worth owning today.
First, a soft ISM, now a soft ADP and soft ISM Services. Weaker economic data and global growth fears weigh on markets.
A long-awaited trial over the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill began on Monday, with governments, businesses and individuals blaming BP Plc mostly for the 2010 disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spilled 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
*JP Morgan cuts Rowan Companies PLC to underweight from neutral. *JP Morgan raises Rowan Companies PLC price target to $39 from $38. *JP Morgan cuts Schlumberger price target to $83 from $84; rating overweight.
Stocks entered the final hour of the week mixed, with the Dow weaker on pressure from IBM and investors weighing the significance of yet another ratings agency warning on debt.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Friday despite a downgrade by Fitch Ratings of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and five other large banks based in Europe and the US, citing "increased challenges" in the financial markets.
S&P futures popped about 6 points when initial jobless claims for the week, at 398,000, were lighter than expected. Stocks are oversold—some agreement on the debt ceiling should lead to a gap up.
Cameron International has been under pressure since March, but last week it started to push higher as option traders turned bullish on the oil and gas name.
From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Find out!
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 28.
The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.
Both the Dow and S&P closed in positive territory on Wednesday, despite higher oil. Is the market turning bullish?
"Fast Money" trader Pete Najarian explains what's prompted aggressive upside call buying in two industries on Wednesday.
People and businesses seeking a lump-sum settlement from BP will most likely have to waive their right to sue not only BP, but also all the other major defendants involved with the spill, reports the NYT.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Aug. 4.
A federal appeals panel in New Orleans has refused to order the judge who is presiding over many of the Deepwater Horizon liability cases to recuse himself, even though the judge previously owned bonds issued by two of the companies involved.
Stocks powered their way higher on Friday with both the Dow and the S&P 500 closing higher for the day and for the week. How should you be positioned now?
The 50 worst performing stocks during the previous correction in February are the best bargain stocks during this recovery phase, said Cleve Reuckert, senior equity analyst at Birinyi Associates. He shared his investment strategies with CNBC.