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With Cyprus creating a new wave of worry, markets will be looking to the Fed Wednesday to keep a steady hand on the tiller.
The Fed could add fuel to the market rally in the week ahead, keeping the Dow on track for its best first quarter since 1998.
Many companies remain reluctant to hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision. The New York Times reports.
Here's the "Fast Money" Final Trade.
With animal spirits on the rise, companies armed with cheap financing are fueling a new merger wave, but that's not likely to do much for markets.
Stocks finished flat after hugging the flatline for most of the session in lackluster trading Thursday, as disappointing economic data from the euro zone overshadowed optimism over an upbeat jobless claims report and a flurry of M&A announcements.
Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.
With the recent surge in major mergers and acquisitions, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday that "this is the year of the deal."
U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday after a better-than-expected jobless claims report and a batch of M&A announcements, but a disappointing reading on the European economy put a damper on gains.
H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.
The outlines of a new industry are emerging as a few crowdfunding startups find ways to raise money for Main Street-type businesses that typically wouldn't interest private investors.
Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company known for Spam and other deli meats said Thursday it's buying Skippy.
Stocks ended near session lows Wednesday, as negotiations to avert the looming "fiscal cliff" turned sour after Speaker John Boehner said the House of Representatives will pass a budget proposal that President Barack Obama had already threatened to veto.
After high food inflation sapped demand for Cheerios and other General Mills foods in 2012, CEO Ken Powell told CNBC on Tuesday he's expecting a pick up in sales volumes next year.
Ken Powell, chairman & CEO of General Mills, discusses how higher tax rates could affect his business, and explains what's behind the firm's better-than-expected earnings.
U.S. stock index futures rose Wednesday, after major indexes touched two-month highs in the previous session, amid ongoing optimism that lawmakers in Washington would soon seal a deal to avert falling off the "fiscal cliff."
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
General Mills reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations.
An early Santa rally could carry into year end, if Congress does not trip up and drag the U.S. economy over the fiscal cliff.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer tells what you should watch this week.