Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.
Investors will face a blitz of economic data in the holiday-shortened week, with the marquee number coming in Thursday's payrolls report for June.
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Wall Street's bears have a serious grip on the stock market, a hold that can only add to volatility in the week ahead.
Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.
Today’s weaker-than-expected jobs report is putting pressure on stocks and has some investors uttering the “R word.” To help investors protect their portfolios in this uncertain market environment, CNBC asked the experts for advice.
Stocks opened flat Friday as investors shrugged off a worse-than-expected March employment report.
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Two market players advise investors to think long-term, and recall that previous downturns were followed by even more powerful upturns.
Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.
Retail sales were stronger than expected last month, with an unexpected gain in car sales helping to push them up 0.3 percent. Charles Grom of JPMorgan and David Turner of BB&T Capital Markets gave CNBC some suggestions about retail plays for investors.
Dutch supermarket group Ahold posted a forecast-beating rise in fourth-quarter sales on Friday, helped by favorable markets in Europe which offset tougher economic conditions in the United States.
Stocks closed sharply higher after IBM's improved outlook kicked off a market rally.
Big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco saw sales that exceeded expectations, but most niche retailers saw their sales drop or saw sales grow less than expected.
What fresh ideas will make investors money in the coming year? CNBC asked some experts to weigh in with their thoughts.
Family Dollar Stores posted a 17 percent increase in quarterly profit Thursday after year-ago results were hurt by a charge and said it was taking a cautious approach to 2008.
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Family Dollar Stores Thursday warned margins in the current quarter are being pressured by higher markdowns and shares fell more than 4 percent, despite an uptick in third quarter profit.
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Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores reported quarterly earnings that met analysts expectations Thursday and also issued guidance in line with market forecasts.