U.S. stocks closed lower on the final day of trade for July, as investors digested energy earnings misses and soft data that could delay liftoff.» Read More
The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?
With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index. As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV). Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has big endorsement deals with Adidas, T-Mobile, Warner Brothers, McDonald's and Vitaminwater, but should the NBA Finals go in Orlando's favor, Howard might be the next big marketing icon.
Sick of all the bad news and in need of some good? The Mad Money host finds reasons for cheer.
Stocks capped a winning month with a 1-percent rally Friday as traders squeezed in a few last-minute trades to close out the month of May. Investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell ended higher after beating its earnings target. GM ended at 75 cents a share.
Stocks rose on Friday, capping their third straight monthly advance, as energy bulls drove the stocks market higher.
On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.
The US government will need to keep Treasurys yields as high as 4 percent in order to entice investors to buy them, Pimco co-CEO Bill Gross said.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers now down 3-1 to the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets knotted at two wins apiece, the folks at Vitaminwater are scrambling to figure out how to update their Kobe vs. LeBron spot.
With U.S. deficits rising at a record pace, the possibility that America will lose its AAA investment rating is becoming more and more plausible. While this scenario far from inevitable, there is certainly concern that rising debt levels will decrease the creditworthiness of the U.S. government. The result — a weaker dollar.
Stocks finished lower Friday after a late selloff erased the day's gains. Stocks struggled to hold gains for much of the day but worries about a possible downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating left the market on rocky ground ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
On a week dominated by a new credit card bill and concerns over the US government debt AAA-credit rating, the markets end the week roughly flat to positive, following an abrupt reversal late Friday.
With so much of the beverage industry's growth coming from product categories that barely existed a decade ago, it's no wonder everyone is continuously looking for the next big thing. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have gotten adept at snatching up some of these brands after they have successfully tested their concept in the marketplace. That's ruffling a few feathers among the independent bottlers.
With the Orlando Magic winning Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, sports fans have come to understand that it is mathematically possible that the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James won’t make it to the title matchup.
Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations. All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.
Pershing Square Capital Management LP's William Ackman is waging a proxy fight against Target Corp. to replace four of the company's independent directors with four of his loyalists and himself. Ironically, Ackman is attacking Target's three greatest strengths: governance, integrated merchandising, and value creation. Ackman has chosen the wrong Target.
“It almost feels like the press is trying to keep you from making money. Every story I read, no matter what it’s about, the spin is negative.” Cramer said.
Cramer highlights an interesting opportunity in banking, expresses concern over a weaker dollar, and lays out a game plan for the release of Palm’s new smart phone.
Former Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Neville Isdell says he's watching PepsiCo's attempt to buy its two largest bottlers with great interest, but he wouldn't suggest Coke tread down the same path.
The economy may be down, but sales growth is still brewing at Honest Tea. We talked with CEO Seth Goldman about what's driving his results.