Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week but the gains were offset by the retail surprise: three-quarters of retailers reporting chain-store sales this morning missed their targets.
Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week.
Stocks were headed for a flat open after futures pared gains on dismal sales reports from some of the nation's largest retailers.
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The ‘green shoots’ are starting to show some leaves and we’re getting more good news, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock. He offered his favorite sectors to play the recovery.
Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.
Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.
Stocks retreated Thursday, after a higher open, as bleak report on new-home sales overshadowed any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.
Stocks opened higher Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims.
Futures held onto gains Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims. However, the gains were muted as Dow component P&G slashed its outlook.
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David Tice, portfolio manager at The Federated Prudent Bear Fund, and Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank, discussed their outlook for the economy and shared their sector likes and dislikes.
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On a week dominated by a new credit card bill and concerns over the US government debt AAA-credit rating, the markets end the week roughly flat to positive, following an abrupt reversal late Friday.
Investors have piled back into retail stocks, with many names up 50 percent or more since the latest rally began in early March. Does that mean things are starting to look up at the mall?