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US consumers are dining out at full-service restaurants with a consistency not seen since the housing market began its long decline four years ago, in a sign that the nation’s middle classes are becoming more confident about the future. The Financial Times reports.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Grab the crayons and the kids' menus, families are dining out again. Restaurant visits from families or parties with children this past summer rose after three years of declining traffic, according to market researcher NPD Group.
Stocks were mixed Friday after a report on consumer sentiment dampened recent signs of economic growth. Art Hogan, global equity product director at Jefferies, discussed his insights.
Despite the power and popularity of the iPad, one analyst thinks it's Amazon that will sell more electronic books.
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Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Ann Taylor popped while DineEquity and Pitney Bowes dropped.
U.S. futures, which were weak overnight on weakness in Europe and China, dropped a few more points near 8am ET on word that an improvised explosive device (IED) was found in a vehicle outside Aldgate East in London—a false alarm, according to reports. Greece and Spain are down about 4 percent, the rest of Europe down 1 to 2 percent. Why don't equity traders believe the Greek bailout will be helpful?
Whether the market corrects or not, widely followed analyst Hillary Kramer tells us 2 stocks should be headed higher.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday as Washington ramped up reform in the health care and financial sectors and as the Fed's beige-book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring.
Plus, get calls on oil and gas, restaurant stocks, retail and more.
It's Investor Day at the NYSE, stock up 1.8 percent, near a four month high. Richard Repetto from Sandler O'Neill, who is the best analyst in this space, told me that the stock was advancing on two pieces of information...
Stocks advanced Wednesday as reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro hit a 52-week high yesterday and attracted some bullish option trading ahead of its earnings report next week.
So how are retailers growing in this tough economy? They're buying it. Seven of the top 10 companies on Stores magazine's Hot 100 Retailers list grew by acquisition. A look at others that are growing and why?
Dineequity, the owner of iHop and Applebee’s, has soared a whopping 133% since the beginning of the year. What’s going on?
Karen Finerman reveals 2 stocks that might pop from an imminent short squeeze.
During a decade of easy credit and loose spending, American businesses built too many cars, houses, stores and factories. It turns out the country built too many restaurants, too. Some predict more than 20,000 restaurants will close over the next three years.
Don Wordell, manager of the 5-star RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity fund, says the consumer is just fine -- and he has a stock pick to back that up.
Is everyone going to have to sell CDOs at $0.22 on the dollar, as Merrill has? Guy Moszkowski at Merrill Lynch says maybe not.