Talk about a Jedi mind trick — Madison Avenue wants in on Star Wars' "force."
Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the Dow posting fresh all-time highs for the third-straight day, following an upbeat weekly jobless claims report and ahead of the widely-watched monthly government jobs data.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.
Retailers are looking to staff up ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to the findings of a recent survey that suggests that the industry is betting on stronger sales this year.
Shares of teen retailer Hot Topic have been on fire, up more than 40% so far this year. Can the gains continue?
European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."
Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers:
The S&P small-cap 600 index reached a new high Tuesday as U.S. equities appear to be on track to close the first quarter of 2012 with their best performance since 1998.
“The Hunger Games” topped the box office — and it also meant a boost for teen retailer Hot Topic, CEO Lisa Harper said Tuesday.
Lisa Harper, Hot Topic chairman & CEO, discusses the company's big sales boost with its line of "Hunger Games" merchandise, and the best plays off the film, with the Fast Money traders.
Take a look at some of Monday morning’s early movers:
Based on those midnight numbers, Lionsgate may not have to worry about disappointing Wall Street.
Take a look at some of Friday morning’s early movers:
Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:
Over dinner last night with several managing directors for a large equity desk, the first topic of conversation was not, “What's going to happen after the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse merger gets turned down?” It was, “What the hell is going on with this lousy volume? My desk is dead.”
Corporate insiders usually buy their own shares because think the stock is a bargain and has tremendous upside. Stockpickr looks at five stocks that corporate insiders have been buying.
Teenage girls just can't get enough vampire melodrama. The fourth and second to last movie in the 'Twilight' series opens Friday, and it's already getting throngs of obsessive "twi-hards" to open their wallets.
Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures have starred in scary movies.
Stocks plunged sharply Thursday, with the Dow down more than 500 points, in its worst one-day decline since December 2008. All three major averages tumbled into negative territory for the year as investors were rattled over an intensifying global economic slowdown and ahead of the widely-followed monthly unemployment report.