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Stocks rose sharply Wednesday as investors cheered the latest round of earnings, which included Intel and JPMorgan Chase.
The euro pushed to a new record high Wednesday after a lower-than-expected gain in U.S. inflation last month and a sharp fall in housing starts boosted the case for more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
It's been a busy quarter for eBay, highlighted of course by the naming of John Donohoe as Meg Whitman's successor, but investors are focused more on share price than who's sitting in the C-suite.
The afterglow from Intel's earnings news should be an early bright spot for stocks Wednesday, a day that will be ruled by earnings news.
It's so easy to paint investing with broad brushstrokes, and say "tech" is strong, or "tech" is bad, but with Intel, IBM, eBay and Google all reporting this week, we get to remind ourselves that the sector is made up of individual stocks and individual industries.
The rocky ride for the U.S. stock market may intensify this week if earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and other large banks and financial services companies rattle investors already concerned about a U.S.-led economic slowdown.
Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.
Stock fell sharply Friday, led by industrials and techs, as General Electric's earnings miss cast a gloomy haze over earnings season. The Dow finished down 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P shed 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.4 percent.
A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.
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EBay said Thursday it is cutting 125 jobs in Europe and North America, including 70 positions at the online auctioneer's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
Stocks declined Wednesday amid profit-taking from the prior session's rally, a sharp drop in crude prices and lingering concerns about credit.
An early rally fizzled Wednesday amid profit-taking from the prior session's rally and lingering concerns about credit.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday after an initial jump spurred by news that regulators will provide some much-needed capital relief to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Visa shares surged.
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