Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession. While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance. Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Honeywell and Transocean popped while Dow Chemical and Las Vegas Sands dropped.
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.
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.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 dipped on Tuesday as cautious investors cashed out ahead of bank stress test results.
Dow Chemical said Tuesday it hopes to sell about $1.63 billion in common stock to pay down debt from its recent acquisition of Rohm & Haas.
Experts Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, and Paul Alan Davis, senior portfolio manager of Charles Schwab, explained their optimism toward the stock market and they advised investors to start buying stocks.
Warren Buffett started the second half of today's question-and-answer session with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by giving them a preview of next Friday's earnings report for the first quarter.
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In this Web Extra you'll find the week's biggest winners and losers. Find out why Caterpillar and Wal-Mart popped while McDonald's dropped.
It’s not that business is getting better, Cramer said of companies’ recent performances, it’s that they’ve pulled the belt tighter.
The S&P 500 closed out its best month in nine years despite word that Chrysler will proceed with Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Stocks ended flat for the day as news of a Chrysler bankruptcy filing quashed the day's gains, but logged solid gains for the month of April.
So the final day of the month finds the S&P 500 up 9.5 percent for April, the best one-month showing since March 2000.
April stats, following on the gains in March, are bound to make bulls smile.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as investors took heart from signs of recovery in the economy and the Federal Reserve's statement that the economic outlook was improving.
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