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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open, ahead of first quarter earnings from companies including Twitter and eBay.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
As earnings season reaches the halfway mark, the focus is on whether profit growth is good enough to keep the market moving higher.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Thursday after economic reports.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Winter weather probably took a bite out of January's retail sales, while jobless claims data may also be affected.
The Fed chair's first testimony before Congress is the big event for markets in the week ahead, as traders sift through economic data.
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CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports workers at a Goodyear plant in France have set fire to very expensive tires in protest of a factory shutdown.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports workers at a Goodyear plant in France held managers captive over a potential factory shutdown.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has renewed calls for Europe to pursue growth-boosting policies rather than austerity in a conference in Paris.
Disgruntled workers at a Goodyear factory in northern France detained two of their bosses Monday by barricading a meeting room door with a large tire, their union said. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi is at the scene.
Three picks promise strong returns for the coming year, Lyrical Asset Management's Andrew Wellington says.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
We saw mixed reports from large multinational industrial companies. Key sectors to watch include companies that make heating and air conditioning systems, electric motors, and truck parts.
As the Fed begins its two-day policy meeting Tuesday, markets will get a look at how consumers behaved just before the government shut down.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Bulls face a trio of challenges: The Fed, earnings from some big names and delayed data due to the shutdown. Will they keep running or lie down?