The BATS/Direct Edge merger may seem like a deal between two sleepy exchanges, but it is one of the only logical buyers for the cash equity business of the NYSE.
May trade balance figures showed the deficit narrowed considerably, which is a big positive for gross domestic product (GDP).
The world's largest potash consortium is in jeopardy after Russian company Uralkali backed out of a venture with its partner in Belarus. This is spilling over into fertilizer stocks.
Four financial stocks could see an upward trajectory though 2013, Fred Cannon of KBW says.
Oil slipped towards $105 a barrel on Thursday after Egypt's army ousted its president, helping to ease concerns over the threat of supply disruption in the Middle East.
The wild swings over the past few weeks have provided a nice boost to trading volume. And that helps market exchanges like the CME, Nasdaq, ICE and CBOE.
European shares accelerated losses to close sharply lower on Monday, on ongoing concerns about an imminent scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset purchases, plus liquidity fears in China.
General Motors being added to the S&P 500 at the close on June 6th (replacing Heinz ) is more good news for GM, which will open at a 2-year high.
Stocks added to their gains in the final minutes of trading to close near session highs Monday, with the Nasdaq reversing its losses and all key S&P sectors in positive territory.
NYSE Euronext has approved its merger with InterContinentalExchange by a landslide: with about 63 percent of shareholders voting, the approval rate was roughly 99 percent.
The IntercontinentalExchange will vote on the merger with the NYSE later today, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.
You’ve got to be one heck of a business person to get called out by Jim Cramer. Who made the list?
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures were flat ahead of the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting and after the S&P 500 set a fresh all-time high in the previous session.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.
Cyprus is triggering a relief rally on Wall Street, but the jig may not be up yet.
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U.S. futures regulators are looking into whether high-speed traders indulged in "wash trading," a strategy in which they improperly buy and sell futures contracts without taking a position in the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.
It's a bit of a surprise, but all the stock exchanges are at 52-week highs.