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Wondering how the market could possibly be trading higher in the face of an incredibly dire warning from Caterpillar and another round of monster job cuts?
Stocks are modestly higher – but don’t let that fool you, as many companies reported that the sluggish economy is clearly taking its toll on their operations and will continue to significantly put pressure on their results this year.
Stocks rallied, led by banks, after a wobbly open Monday. The market also got a boost from a blockbuster pharma deal, which helped overshadow a gloomy outlook from Caterpillar and other earnings worries.
Stocks got a boost from a better-than-expected report on the housing market, which overshadowed Caterpillar's gloomy outlook and other earnings worries.
Another round of layoffs was announced by big-name companies Monday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
Caterpillar posted fourth-quarter profit of $661 million, or $1.08 per share Monday morning, compared to $975 million or $1.50 per share in the prior year period. CAT, which also says it is will offer buyouts to 25,000 employees, dropped more than 8 percent five minutes after the open. Here's how I'm playing it!
Stock index futures pointed to a dip at the opening, despite a mega-deal brewing in the pharmaceutical sector.
In this Web Extra, the traders reveal how they're gaming earnings from McDonald's, Amgen, Caterpillar, Starbucks as well as the Fed Meeting and much more!
Looks like next week could be a big week for the markets.
Stocks ended a topsy-turvy week mixed as techs and banks rallied but about half of the Dow finished the day in negative territory.
Thank heavens, we are almost finished with earnings from financial companies, and starting Monday we will see earnings from many industrials and energy companies.
It's all about capital preservation right now, Cramer says.
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The Consumer Price Index fell another 0.7% after having its biggest one month drop ever last November. The core rate, excluding energy and food, remained unchanged. Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are falling most.
The market seemed to shrug off bad news from two major banks and Apple. So is the bottom?
Spending on U.S. nonresidential construction projects will fall both this year and next as builders delay or cancel plans for hotels, office buildings and retail facilities, an architects' group predicted Wednesday.
The latest retail sales numbers showed a sixth consecutive month of contraction. Sales fell 2.7% in December and November sales were revised downward to a drop of 2.1%. Here is a breakdown of where sales were falling as well as which categories actually saw increases.
Most stocks are down, but the Mad Money host has found a few names worth buying.