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Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Tyson Foods and Philip Morris popped while IBM and NVIDIA dropped.
The April employment report and Thursday's late news on bank stress tests will steer Friday's markets.
In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages. There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold.
Just two months ago, nearly half of America thought we were freefalling toward another Great Depression. But that was then!
Stocks pulled off a gain after a turbulent session Wednesday as investors weighed reports that indicated the pace of layoffs is beginning to slow against worries that the rally may be getting ahead of itself.
Stocks opened higher following two reports that showed the pace of layoffs is beginning to slow but soon turned mixed as investors pulled the reins on the rally.
Word that Bank of America may need to raise an additional $34 billion couldn’t drag down banks stocks. Even on terrible news they're still climbing!
This morning's ADP National Employment Report showed a much better than expected count of job losses, coming in at a loss of 491,000 jobs lost instead of the consensus of -643,000. While the count is still high, it is a slowdown in the rate of decline and on the news futures jumped to positive territory.
Futures popped about 10 points when the ADP report, at a loss of 491,000 jobs for April, was well below the loss of 645,000 expected. March had a loss of 742,000 jobs, so the rate of loss is definitely slowing....faster.
Stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Wednesday as fears over the state of the banking sector intensified following a report that Bank of America needs around $34 billion in fresh capital.
Cramer explains why the market stalled today and what we need to go higher.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 dipped on Tuesday as cautious investors cashed out ahead of bank stress test results.
If Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to see those "green shoots" in the economy, stocks could push higher again Tuesday.
You've only got one day left to trade Disney ahead of earnings. What's the play?
With Disney due to report earnings next week, what should you expect?
All three major US indices finished the week in positive territory, helped by better-than-expected economic data on Friday. The NASDAQ Composite continued its rally, closing to the upside for the eighth straight week.
In this Web Extra you'll find the day's biggest winners and loser. Find out why shares of Tyco and Kellogg popped while AstraZeneca dropped.
All major US indices end April on a positive note. The NASDAQ Composite led the gains among all three major indices, up 12.35%.
Options traders continue to hit the reset button on what is fast emerging as their favorite game: playing Electronic Arts for a takeover. On little news today, the May 21 and 22.5 calls are particularly active, with the 22.5 strike calls seeing 21,000 contracts trading hands.
This recession is getting wild. Faced with a $15 million budget shortfall, the Bronx Zoo is being forced to hand out pink slips to hundreds of animals, including deer, antelopes, lemur and porcupines.