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Stocks were set to the end the session largely flat, although the market was still on pace for strong monthly gains, as investors await a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Merck declined, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks turned mixed after a mixed batch of economic and earnings news, and as investors continued to weigh the next steps from the Federal Reserve. Alcoa rose, while Chevron fell.
U.S. stock index futures pared losses, with Nasdaq futures pointing higher, after a first reading of third-quarter economic growth came in as expected.
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Markets turn their focus back to the economy when third quarter GDP is released Friday, ahead of the market open.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Oct. 29.
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As the insurance industry braces for tough new rules on everything from premiums to profits, how should you play the space?
As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.
The first big wave of new rules under the federal health care law goes into effect on Thursday, leaving many insurers scrambling to get ahead of the changes. The New York Times reports.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Aug. 5.
Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.
Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.
The American consumer is a major theme Thursday, as chain stores report their monthly sales.
Some of Goldman Sachs' most important stock picks last quarter have fallen flat. But several of its so-called conviction-buy recommendations from last year have outperformed stock-market benchmarks many times over. Some may even rise further, according to Goldman's analysts.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday as energy and financials dragged. Consumer discretionary and industrials were among the best performers.
Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.
Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.
Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.