Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.
Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.
Stocks rallied to finish higher in thin trading Monday as fears over Greece's debt crisis subsided and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.
Stocks were higher amid thin trading Monday, led by materials, as fears over Greece's debt crisis started to subside and investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.
Here is a look at the best-performing stocks in the top-performing sectors year-to-date.
The mundane business of managing health-care benefits and services may be a bore for those working in the industry, but shares in that sector have been a boon for investors. ...A report from TheStreet.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have further room to run, according to Charles Boorady, co-head of health care equity research at Credit Suisse.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's "Squawk on the Street."
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, May 2.
Stocks closed modestly lower Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.
Stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the renewed potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.
Stocks lost steam in late morning trading as techs and financials slipped despite news U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden.
U.S. stock futures and the dollar both got a jolt following President Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces after years of heavy pursuit.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open for Wall Street Monday after news of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.
Stocks rallied to close at multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.
Stocks rallied to new multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.
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Stocks added to gains after an unexpected rise in consumer confidence and as several key companies, including Ford and 3M, posted better-than-expected results in a big day for earnings.
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