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Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.
The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis. It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years. Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.
Friday was the first day in what should be a good run in the market.
Our "Surprise Friday” guest was featured on a Swedish postage stamp in 1994 and currently holds more than a third of all LPGA records. Who is it?
With the CPI numbers coming in higher than expected and consumer sentiment coming in lower than expected, why are the markets up today? Maybe Friday the 13th has something to do with it...
Defensive plays with unique momentum trends: that's how Keith Wirtz characterizes the two stocks at the top of his list of picks. Good advice for players in a volatile market.
With the markets selling off again today, CNBC asked the experts for their best investment ideas now.
Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as bank stocks rallied but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud. Oil dropped more than $3 to settle at $131.31 a barrel.
Goldman Sachs recommended buying multinationals instead of domestic firms recently. Would our traders follow their advice?
Stocks closed with solid gains, led by technology companies such as Apple, as investors bet that a sharp drop in crude oil prices will help shore up consumer and business spending on tech gear.
Lenovo Group, the world's No.4 PC maker, lagged forecasts despite doubling quarterly earnings, as a one-off gain from the sale of its mobile arm and strong sales in a resilient China market failed to offset stiff competition and a U.S. slowdown in notebook sales.
For the first time since 2002 tech has surpassed financials to become the largest sector in the S&P 500. How should you bet on tech?
Hewlett-Packard posted a higher quarterly operating margin after cost cuts, and said strong growth abroad offset some weakness in the United States, but the shares were lower Wednesday as results couldn't shake off concerns about the company's integration with acquisition target Electronic Data Systems.
Today's Netflix announcement with Roku about a new way to get movies from the net directly to your TV screen and bypassing the computer screen in your home office, is cool for a number of reasons.
Hewlett-Packard reported a profit that exceeded analysts' expectations but matched the earnings guidance the company gave last week.
After spending $13.9 billion for Electronic Data Systems investors are asking if the acquisition will really help HP take on IBM or just slow organic growth?
Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.
Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.
There's been lots of speculation about why HP is willing to shell out nearly $14 billion for EDS when that company's shares have flat-lined recently. Why spend a 30 percent premium on an also-ran player in services and technology outsourcing?
Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.