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Positive earnings surprises have helped keep stocks buoyant, a trend that may help counteract the "sell in May" theory.
Bank America Merrill Lynch has told employees it will exit the business of making private equity investments, according to an internal memo distributed to employees.
Stocks ended just off the highs of the day Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple of weak economic reports, as energy and telecom gained. Home Depot rose, while HP fell.
Stocks gained Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple weak economic reports, as energy and retail stocks moved higher.
Stocks added to modest gains amid light volume and weak economic news as the quarter end neared. Home Depot rose, while HP fell.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors continued to worry over over the political unrest in Libya.
Stocks were under pressure Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors remained jittery over the political unrest in Libya.
Stocks continued to slide lower for a second session Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as investors digested a handful of weak earnings and remained jittery over the political turmoil in Libya.
Stock index futures pointed to a slight rebound for Wall Street on Wednesday after stocks tumbled in the previous session amid growing concern over the political turmoil in Libya, where Moammar Gaddafi vowed to crush the revolution.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Feb. 22.
"DRJ" reveals which energy name is seeing increased options activity, as a result of talk about mergers and acquisitions.
The US ban on proprietary trading known as the Volcker rule has emerged as the main partisan fight over regulatory reform, with huge implications for the biggest US institutions, reports the Financial Times.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Tuesday's markets await the outcome of mid-term elections that are likely to bring a tighter fist to Congress, just as the Fed is ready to loosen its grip and wave on another round of easing.
Stocks are at the highs of the day as the dollar hits session lows. With that, stocks have recovered most of their losses from yesterday (Tuesday). The dollar’s retreat is once again pushing up commodities and commodity stocks late in the morning, with metal and energy stocks are amongst the leadership groups today.
As many households and small businesses are being turned away by bank loan officers, large corporations are borrowing vast sums of money for next to nothing — simply because they can, the New York Times reports.
Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years. American Express and Caterpillar fell.
Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news. American Express and Caterpillar fell.
Stocks extended losses on the last trading day of the session despite a series of economic reports providing evidence of returning strength in the U.S. economy. Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard fell, while Boeing rose.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.