The US needs to maintain an environment that encourages business investment, which leads to job growth, Frederick Smith, FedEx chairman and CEO, told CNBC Monday.
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US economic growth will be stronger than previously expected in 2011 and monetary easing has been "at least modestly successful so far," James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Monday.
In the past 11 trading sessions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded in a high-low range less than 100 points, its longest streak since January 2006.
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Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.
FedEx's disappointing earnings report dropped futures about 4 points pre-open; initial jobless claims and Housing Starts for November (slightly stronger than expected) had little impact pre-open.
Stock futures surrendered earlier gains after news on jobless claims and housing starts and after economic bellwether FedEx posted quarterly results that left investors disappointed.
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Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.
Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.
On the day when shipping giant FedEx is expecting to handle a record number of packages—16 million—one analyst puts a buy on the stock, while another, likes both FedEx and its rival UPS equally.