Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin. AmEx rose while Cisco fell.
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Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.
IBM said Monday that it would buy data analytics company Netezza for $1.7 billion to expand its business of helping clients analyze market information.
Despite great concern about a double dip (which seems unlikely to materialize), the S&P 500 has been sitting at the top end of its recent trading range and seems poised to break out to a 4-month high.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Monday as investors looked to comments President Barak Obama on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting Tuesday.
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US stocks managed to hold onto small gains of 0.14% and higher for the week after investors sold off at the beginning of the week on fears about the world’s banks capital requirements and slow economic growth that pushed up gold futures to a new nominal record close.
Stocks closed higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Chevron and Merck gained, HP fell.
Stocks are modestly higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Merck and Chevron gained, HP fell.
Stocks trimmed gains amid light volume in a largely upbeat week for the market and as President Barack Obama holds a press conference focused on the U.S. economy. Honeywell and Altria rose, HP fell.
Those who live off their savings and investments are hit hard by falling interest rates, as corporations borrow cheaply and sit on the cash. The NYT reports.
“The outlook is strong for executives,” says one expert. “Companies are trying to get executives that can help them capture the era of growth — instead of just trying to survive the recession.”