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What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 27.
Stocks bounced off the lows of the session but ended lower as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and as Merck dragged down the Dow amid problems with a key blood-clotting drug. Merck and Alcoa slumped, as Home Depot rose.
Stocks slumped more in the final hour of trading as disappointing economic news halted the market's rally and a disappointing drug trial for Merck dragged down the Dow. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Home Depot rose.
More companies are expected to raise their dividends come 2011, and the increases should be bigger, says Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst at S&P Indices.
The National Flood Insurance Program is one big hurricane away from costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. Experts say unless Congress makes some much needed changes to the program, taxpayers will find themselves footing the bill for another major disaster.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 21.
Headlines on jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey compete with a rush of earnings news Thursday.
Armed with an account on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site out there - an unhappy customer can savage a company's good name and reputation. One bad experience with the service call center can become the focus of an emergency Board of Directors meeting.
Wall Street investors are desperate for signs to confirm the recent rally. Should the action in copper give you new confidence in the market?
The Chubb Corp. hit a 52-week high but is the wind about to blow the other way on insurance stocks as hurricanes come rolling in? Brian Meredith, managing director at UBS shared his insights.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.
Last week's second Hindenburg Omen occurrence only intensified concerns many investors have about the current state of the stock market. It's believed that two Hindenburg Omen occurrences within a 30-day period can trigger this type of disaster in the stock market. ...A report from TheStreet.
Hersh Cohen, the manager of Legg Mason ClearBridge Equity Income, who has been investing in dividend stocks for four decades, is finding some of the biggest bargains of his career.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 22.
For everyone who thinks Greece is not a factor in the market's weakness today, consider this: U.S. stocks rallied about 1pm ET as the EU's Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, said Greece was a special case—and that Spain, Portugal and Italy would avoid a debt crisis. Why Greece again?
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 28.
The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad. Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.
In the after hours, traders were trying to get a handle on Morgan Stanley’s future after learning that CEO John Mack is stepping down.
If today's gains hold, we're looking at a 5-day advance in stocks. How should you trade?
The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.