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Stocks rallied, led by banks, after a wobbly open Monday. The market also got a boost from a blockbuster pharma deal, which helped overshadow a gloomy outlook from Caterpillar and other earnings worries.
Stocks got a boost from a better-than-expected report on the housing market, which overshadowed Caterpillar's gloomy outlook and other earnings worries.
Another round of layoffs was announced by big-name companies Monday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
Caterpillar posted fourth-quarter profit of $661 million, or $1.08 per share Monday morning, compared to $975 million or $1.50 per share in the prior year period. CAT, which also says it is will offer buyouts to 25,000 employees, dropped more than 8 percent five minutes after the open. Here's how I'm playing it!
Stock index futures pointed to a dip at the opening, despite a mega-deal brewing in the pharmaceutical sector.
It's all about capital preservation right now, Cramer says.
The Consumer Price Index fell another 0.7% after having its biggest one month drop ever last November. The core rate, excluding energy and food, remained unchanged. Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are falling most.
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Major indexes declined Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings and layoff news. Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.
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The company should see a big move once housing makes its turn this summer.
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Another light volume, low volatility day, closing near the highs. Good news, considering that the consumer confidence and home price news was dismal. Goldman Sachs had a particularly good day, up almost 6 percent, though on light volume. But GMAC was the big story of the day...