U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower on Tuesday as investors eyed higher bond yields, mixed domestic data and renewed concerns over Greece.» Read More
U.S. consumer confidence rose in June to the highest since February 2008, but the question is: When are consumers going to spend a lot more to give the economy a turnaround? John Faucher, senior analyst at JPMorgan Chase and Linda Bolton Weiser, managing director at Caris & Co. said there are consumer stocks that investors ought to own right now—and a few to avoid.
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Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Sprint and Burger King popped while Sysco dropped.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Biogen and Brinker International popped while Exxon Mobil and MGM Mirage dropped.
Procter & Gamble options are among the most heavily traded Friday, with much of the activity in the April contract. The trading appears to signal a big bet that more volatile times are ahead for the consumer products giant.
The number of job cuts continued to soar in February 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. JPMorgan Chase and Chesapeake Energy were among the latest names on Thursday to announce job cuts.
Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment. Delta Air Lines and Performance Food Group were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.
Another round of layoffs was announced on Tuesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
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More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of McDonald’s and Kimberly-Clark popped while Morgan Stanley and Estee Lauder dropped.
I noted earlier this week that one of the reasons the market has been drifting lower recently was the Street was in the process of lowering expectations for the second half of 2009 and that's what B of A CEO Ken Lewis essentially did this morning.
Cramer highlights another stock that works during this downturn.
Linda Bolton-Weiser, managing director at Caris & Company, says consumer staples stocks are the way to go. She expects earnings growth to be relatively strong at "around 10 percent on average."
Downsizing slowed in August but was still up from a year ago according to Challenge, Gray & Christmas. Tomorrow we will get the jobless claims numbers and on Friday we will get the latest non-farm payroll and employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are and recent trends.
The recent strength in high-end beauty & personal care companies goes against assumptions that consumers are trading down. How should you play it?