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Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a report showed the services sector grew for a fifth straight month but wasn't a blowout number. Stocks had opened higher after a pair of encouraging employment reports.
Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
With women growing tired of their over-worn wardrobes and the economy slowly ticking higher, sales of fashion accessories rose 17 percent in the first quarter, after ending the year 10 percent lower in 2009, according to an industry study.
Any or all of these risks could put a hurtin’ on your stocks.
The Dow popped over 100 points in the final minutes of trading Friday after a yo-yo session — and a rocky week. Financials gained. Dell was among a handful of decliners.
Germany's parliament approved the $1 trillion effort to stabilize the euro, though the opposition Social Democrats voted to abstain. The German contribution will be about $183 billion, as well as a $22.4 billion euro contribution to Greece. The US Senate passage of their version of the financial reform bill still creating uncertainty...
US stock index futures pointed to little change at the open Friday, with European markets also struggling, following a drubbing in the previous session as the Dow saw its worst point loss in 15 months.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, May 20.
Stocks fell sharply on Thursday after an unexpected spike in jobless claims and global jitters pushed the dollar higher. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, shared their market outlooks.
Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.
The latest batch of retail sales reports underscore that economic recovery doesn't happen overnight. Still, despite these disappointments, the results marked the eighth consecutive month that retailers logged same-store sales increases.
Stocks declined for a third straight session Thursday as retail sales fell short of expectations and worries about the European debt crisis nagged at the market.
Stocks remained lower in mid-afternoon Wednesday, led by energy and industrials, after the Dow briefly popped into positive territory. Markets remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review.
US Senate is voting today on the first parts of the financial reform bill. Barbara Boxer from California set to add language that no taxpayer money will be used to bail out financial institutions. Looks like the $50 billion fund set for an orderly liquidation of a failed bank is dead.
Companies are still searching for a successful marketing strategy for social media. Here's what Best Buy, Hot Topic, Target and The Gap are doing.
Have we hit bottom? Probably...and we're just bouncing along for a while. Why do I say this? Because signs of the times suggest some things are improving, while others are not.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The S&P closed higher on Thursday buoyed by much stronger than expected same store sales. Is that your signal to sell?
Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?