NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks gained steam on Tuesday, with the Dow climbing 1 percent and the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, as voters chose the next president. Polls showed President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck, with a handful of battleground states expected to decide the winner.
Investors will also closely watch races in the Senate and House of Representatives that could affect the ``fiscal cliff,'' or $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases that are set to be automatically triggered at the end of the year.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance as Americans went to the polls to elect the country's president.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, indicating the S&P 500 would advance for a second consecutive session with voters set to elect the country's president.
Shares of Fossil jumped Tuesday after a Citi upgraded its rating on the retailer. THE SPARK: Analyst Oliver Chen sees earnings and stock growth ahead for the company. THE ANALYSIS: Fossil Inc. is already showing signs of growth and the analyst expects it should make bolder gains in 2013..
RICHARDSON, Texas-- Fossil says Vice Chairman Mark Quick will retire from his post later this month and become a member of the board. This will bring Fossil Inc.' s board to 12 members. Shares of the Richardson, Texas company slipped 16 cents to $86.50 in morning trading.
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Unlike all those other times, the latest developments in the EU financial crisis provide major upside for buy and hold investors, says Jon Najarian.
For investors concerned about the European crisis, CNBC compiled a list of multinationals with the most overseas exposure.
OK, this is embarrassing. Facebook at $32.70 in pre-open trading is embarrassing. Down 15 percent in two days is embarrassing on an initial public offering this big.
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, dives into some broader themes when looking at the first day of Facebook as a public company.
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This year at the Walpole China Luxury Conference in London there were actually bears in the room. Many expressed concern that if European consumer spending slowed, spending from China will not be enough to offset the weakness.
Stocks recovered more than half their losses, but still closed in negative territory Tuesday as political uncertainty in Greece kept investors on edge.
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Since the S&P 500 touched a multi-year high on April 2, the index is down about 3.8 percent. Should investors use the selloff as a buying opportunity?
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Given Apple’s stellar start to 2012, investors may be comfortable going all in on the tech giant. Concentrated exposure, however, can create headaches. In the event of an Apple slip-up, these exchange-traded funds can help nervous investors defend themselves against future rocky conditions.
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