Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors waited for the next batch of key economic data in the hope that the economic recovery was gaining momentum.
Markets are already looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, and for that reason, even more weight than usual will be given to Thursday's weekly jobless claims and ADP's private sector jobs data.
Analysts are expecting retailers to post higher same-store sales in May, but with trends showing some signs of consumer spending weakening from the start of the year, investors are grappling with the bigger question regarding the state of the consumer.
Two stocks enter the Mad Money Thunderdome, but Cramer thinks only one will leave investors with profits in hand.
Investors are at wits end trying to determine if recent weakness is nothing more than a correction or if it signals a sea change in business prospects. How should you position?
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 27.
Stocks ended the session on a high note, led by energy, tech and financials. The Dow gained more than 250 points while other major averages also finished strongly.
U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a strong open on Wall Street Thursday, helped by more strength from European stock markets and China's assurance it is not planning on getting rid of European debt.
The sovereign debt crisis in Europe may be a silver lining in the U.S., said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial. He explained why he believes the markets will rebound.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold a lot of stock during the first three months of the year, including a reduction of over 31 million shares for its stake in Kraft Foods spacer. That sale follows his outspoken criticism of Kraft and its management for acquiring Cadbury's. Berkshire has also been raising money to pay for its now-completed $26 billion acquisition of the freight railroad Berkshire Hathaway Santa Fe.
Does weakness in Europe signal the beginning of a global bear market or is it a fear-driven buying opportunity?
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Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.
As riots continue in Greece on Thursday, Cramer recommends you take shelter in these stocks.
Stocks declined for a third straight session Thursday as retail sales fell short of expectations and worries about the European debt crisis nagged at the market.
The US stock market could be in for another rough day as investors grew nervous over uncertainty in the European debt crisis.
When everyone else is freaking out about Europe, take shelter in these stocks instead.
Stocks remained lower in mid-afternoon Wednesday, led by energy and industrials, after the Dow briefly popped into positive territory. Markets remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review.