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The Fed says no action is the best action, Tim Geithner tells CNBC the US economy is gradually getting stronger, Las Vegas Sands Corp. beats earnings but falls slightly after hours and the VC firm behind some of the biggest names in tech make a groundbreaking charitable pledge.
Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Wednesday:
The FMHR traders break down their top three trades of the hour and discuss which tax-related stocks investors should be eyeing today, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
Bill Smead, portfolio manager for the Smead Value Investor Fund, offers up four unloved stocks that he thinks are a “buy.”
Stocks logged a gain for the second session Thursday as investors were optimistic Greece will likely clear a key hurdle with private creditors to avoid a disorderly default and ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday.
U.S. stock futures held their early gains Thursday, even after a gain in weekly jobless claims and as investors remained hopeful that Greece will complete its bond swap.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day drop this year, following a handful of better-than-expected economic news.
A promotional video for TurboTax's iPad mobile app suggests that users can do their taxes while reclining on the floor, sitting in the lotus position or relaxing in a hammock. But given the complexity of the tax code, is this really a task you want to undertake from a prone position?
Some taxpayers who filed their federal tax returns early this year will have to wait a week longer than initially projected to get their refunds because of a delay caused by new safeguards installed in IRS computer systems to prevent refund fraud. USA Today reports.
Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:
Wal-Mart is expanding the services it offers at tax time. This year, more than 3,000 Walmart stores will have either a Jackson-Hewitt or an H&R Block kiosk inside to help shoppers prepare and file their tax returns, and all consumers who qualify to submit a Form 1040EZ form can do so free of charge.
H&R Block shares posted returns of more than 33 percent year to date, making it the No. 14 top-performing S&P stock of 2011.
Stocks erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flatline in thin trading Friday, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend following a robust rally all week. Still, all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7 percent for the week.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Wednesday's trading session.
Futures held their sharp gains Friday following news employment growth picked up momentum in November while the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than two years.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in a quiet session Thursday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and ahead of the crucial government non-farm payroll figure due Friday morning.
Car sales, chain store sales and manufacturing data — all things that make the economy run — could lift stocks in Thursday's session, following on the Dow's biggest one-day rally since the bull market began.
Discussing an increase in insider buying in which company executives are buying their own stock, with Ben Silverman, Insiderscore.com.
H&R Block said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.