An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.
Housing starts were below expectations, but futures still rose as some are saying jobless claims were not as bad as expected.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.
Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
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After a five-week rally, stocks face one of their toughest challenges yet - a very nasty earnings season.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Biogen and Brinker International popped while Exxon Mobil and MGM Mirage dropped.
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson says its chief executive is retiring and will be replaced by an executive from car battery and interior maker Johnson Controls.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. During W.W.I, this company provided two-wheeled vehicles for use in combat. These days, it's best known for its passionate customers and their love of the open road. Today investors got an easy ride, as the stock went from zero to sixty on a strong day for the markets. Who is it?
Doug MacKay, president and CIO of Broadleaf Partners, is big on early cycle and innovation plays: "I think you want to focus on...consumer discretionary and even financials that usually emerge out of (recession) earliest."
What's been happening in the market has been enough to turn some people off on stocks, but not Stephen Mauzy. If anything, he's worried that the down market won't last long enough.
As the economy hemorrhages jobs (3.6 million and counting since the start of the recession), C-level suites everywhere are abuzz with executives hashing out the details of impending rightsizings, streamlining, redundancies, or whatever obfuscation of choice.
The economic crisis has been steadily pounding Harley-Davidson's shares lower by the day, and now traders are aggressively buying puts as well.
Exactly four months ago today, on October 17, Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times with one of his rare advisories for investors: "Buy American. I Am." He explained how falling stock prices had prompted him to pick up U.S. stocks at bargain prices .. for his personal account. Later today (Tuesday), we'll get the answer to a key question: Was Buffett also buying U.S. stocks for Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio at the same time?
Warren Buffett has been doing some shopping at Tiffany's just before Valentine's Day, but he's not taking anything home in a baby-blue shopping bag. In a filing with the SEC today, Tiffany says it has sold $250 million of debt to some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Continental Airlines and Viacom popped while Harley-Davidson and Capital One dropped.
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