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Stocks closed lower, hurt by rising oil prices and fresh worries about the financial sector, though the market ended off its lows for the day.
Stocks opened lower amid signs that the consumer was buying fewer goods that will cost more in the future.
The Bank of England cut its GDP forecast and said inflation might hit 5 percent, well above the target rate. Despite the inflation worries, the bet is still tilted toward the BoE cutting rates before they raise them.
Stocks should continue to take most of their cues from oil and the dollar Wednesday, but July retail sales data could also be key.
CVS Caremark agreed to acquire its rival Longs Drugs Stores for a total purchase price of $2.9 billion, including debt, sending Longs shares almost 30 percent higher.
CVS Caremark posted higher second-quarter earnings on Thursday, but its shares fell as revenue came in lower than expected and the company trimmed the top end of its 2008 same-store sales outlook.
arr's Chairman and CEO Bruce Downey told me Teva's CEO Schlomo Yanai made the first move. But it didn't happen in a long-distance phone call from Tel Aviv to New Jersey. They say they were at an industry conference in Palm Beach outside some burger joint when the subject came up.
Stop Trading begins with a discussion of deterioration in the market at the end of the trading day, and directs much of the blame to banks. There are a few lights at the end of the tunnel.
GM's shares have plummeted to less than $12, the lowest level since 1955. That means the world's largest auto maker has a stock market value of only about $7 billion.
Credit Suisse is out today with a "fat" report on obesity. Nearly 200 pages. But besides its size, the research also stands out as one of the most unique pieces of Wall Street analysis I've ever seen.
CVS, Nike, Darden and Research in Motion are just a few of the names he likes.
Oil prices will continue to roil the stock market this week as the summer driving season officially kicks off and as more companies feel the pinch of higher energy prices on their profit margins.
Skyrocketing oil prices, the threat of recession and continued housing slump are all pointing to a rough summer for the markets. Still, there are opportunities for investors.
The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"
It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!
April same-store sales gave the markets something to chew on Thursday. Could retail add a pop to your portfolio?
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of CVS and Intrepid Potash popped while General Motors and Ambac dropped.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. This store provides everything from Depends to diet supplements. Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, it’s the second-largest drugstore chain in the U.S. But as the economy slows, customers are turning to cheaper generic drugs causing the company to miss revenue estimates, today. Who is it?
Farewell April. you weren't as cruel to the stock market as you could have been.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.