Stocks H & R Block Inc

  • S&P futures popped 10 points on nonfarm payrolls. August nonfarm payrolls, at minus 54,000, much better than expectations of a loss of 120,000, private payrolls up 67,000, also better than a gain of 44,000 expected. Also helping futures: a large revision to July, now a loss of 54,000 jobs, down from an earlier estimate of a loss of 131,000 jobs.

  • Find out why shares of Nordstrom popped while H&R Block dropped and how to trade the moves.

  • Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Don Schreiber, founder, president and CIO of WIB, and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared their best plays.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of H&R Block and Apollo Group popped while Silver Wheaton and the airlines dropped.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

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    The following list is ranked in order of the largest percentage declines. Read on to find out what has ailed these stocks — and what to expect from the biggest S&P 500 dogs of 2010 in the second half of the year.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The Dodd-Frank bill (that's what it's being called, folks): bad, but it could have been worse. That's what most Wall Street traders and analysts I have spoken with this morning say about the financial regulatory reform bill passed in the wee hours of the morning.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Trader commentary is a bit incredulous this morning over what is going on in Germany. For example, the restrictions on naked short selling of CDS has no teeth because most CDS is traded out of London, and Germany has no jurisdiction there. Even the French aren't going along with this.

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    The number of new tax laws in recent years has been staggering. In 2009 alone, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act added hundreds of new provisions and changed many existing laws...And we haven't even begun to mention tax law changes affecting businesses.

  • The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?

  • The S&P 500 futures is up a couple points again today. Despite the gripes about low volume and low volatility, the market is melting up: the S&P 500 has been up 11 of the last 13 trading sessions.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, March 8.

  • Mid-cap stocks have outperformed large caps over the past month. Will the trend continue—and how should you be invested? Thyra Zerhusen, portfolio manager at Aston Optimum Mid Cap Fund, shared her best plays.

  • The S&P 500 finished this month in the black, up 2.83%, for its best monthly performance since November 2009, and its best February since 1998 when the index rose 7.05%.  

  • Tax Refund Check

    With cash-strapped consumers looking to maximize their tax refund, it's tough times for tax preparation companies. Half of those receiving a refund are planning to use the money to keep the debt collector at bay.