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Stocks were mixed following several positive economic reports, and a day after Republicans won many seats in races nationwide and took control of the House. Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their outlooks.
With Election Day looming the pace of political ad spending continues to accelerate — this is sure to be a record year. Political ad spending is on track to top $3 billion; not only is that far ahead of the $2.4 billion spent during the last mid-term elections, it even exceeds the $2.7 billion spent during the 2008 presidential campaigns.
Stocks shaved off some of their earlier losses as techs staged a late-afternoon rally, but still closed mixed as investors considered news that the Federal Reserve may not provide as much stimulus to the economy as had been anticipated.
Comcast shares are bucking the trend: while the Dow is down by triple digits, Comcast shares are higher on earnings that bested Wall Street expectations. The "triple play" is paying off.
Stocks extended their losses Wednesday as concerns grew after a report suggested that the Federal Reserve's next round of quantitative easing will be less aggressive than expected. Home Depot and HP fell, while BofA and AmEx rose.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Oct. 27.
U.S. stock index futures briefly extended losses Wednesday after durable goods orders rose more than expected in September, but fell when transportation equipment was excluded.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading but ended higher at the highest levels since late April, as the dollar slid. Worries about the foreclosure crisis continued to temper overall market gains. DuPont and Kraft rose, while BofA and JPMorgan fell.
Stocks pared gains but remained higher Monday as the weak dollar boosted materials, but big banks slumped following the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis, tempering overall market gains. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.
Stocks gained as a slide in the dollar boosted materials stocks, but a drop in financial stocks due to the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis tempered gains. Alcoa and DuPont rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.
Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers just unveiled an unprecedented sort of fund to invest in social web entrepreneurs
In disputes between television programmers and distributors, the new battleground is the Internet. The NYT reports.
"For corporate debt there is kind of a tug-of-war between what yields are and what spreads are. Spreads are still pretty wide, above average. Yields are pretty much as low as they've been in leveraged credit," Tannanbaum said.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his 100th game as an NFL quarterback on Monday night against the Dolphins wearing something different on his feet: Under Armour.
The battle for your living room is heating up—tomorrow Logitech will unveil its Google TV box and next week Sony unveils its GoogleTV-enabled sets.
Stocks rose Tuesday as global stimulative measures reassured investors that governments were taking steps against economic weakness. Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management and Ryan Detrick, Chief Technical Strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research shared their best plays.
The Federal Communications Commission is requesting additional information from Comcast and NBC Universal as it reviews the cable operator's plan to acquire a controlling stake in the media company.
Mike White has had a whirlwind 10 months since he took the helm at DirecTV: the satellite TV giant has added subscribers, launched three new 3-D channels, and a new online-only "NFL Sunday Ticket" option. And despite the fact that the company faces more competition than ever, the stock recently hit an all-time high.
Stocks lost ground in the last half hour of trading and closed near the lows of the session Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.