Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news. bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.
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The Dow lost its grip on 10,000, ending near session lows Thursday as trading was light and investors braced for two events Friday: the latest reading on second-quarter GDP and a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.
There are no economic reports for markets to obsess over Friday, though the double dip debate will no doubt continue as traders look ahead to next week.
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Stocks were higher heading into the close Wednesday in thin trading Wednesday as investors shrugged off tepid reports from retailers. Exxon fell.
Target's stock rebounded after executives on a conference call said the retailer should meet analysts' expectations for the rest of the year. But is it a trap for traders?
Stocks pared losses Wednesday, with tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500 up slightly, after a mixed batch of earnings releases, and a day after a strong rally. Exxon, Chevron fell.
Stocks and bonds could continue to trade counter to recent trends Wednesday, traders said.
Ag stocks rallied following a pick-up in merger activity Tuesday, but is it enough to push the overall market higher?
Stocks ended higher Tuesday with the Dow gaining more than 100 points to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
Stocks advanced decisively Tuesday, with Dow on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.
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Abercrombie, down 8 percent, beat estimates and posted a decent 5 percent increase in same store sales, but inventory levels, up 47 percent, were a shocker.
Stocks rose significantly Tuesday after days of losses, following a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot gains, Kraft slips.
This is going to be one nail-biter of a back to school season: It looks like the consumer is going to buy VERY LATE. And by the way, the largest pure-play potash producer in North America is not Potash, it's Intrepid Potash (IPI), which also traded up about 12 percent pre-open.
U.S. stock index futures are higher after the government released data on industriarl production, capacity utilization, housing starts and the July Producer Price Index. WalMart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected results.