Reprofiling? Default for Greece is clearly on the agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of euro zone finance ministers, says they are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt, which seems to mean extending the maturities. Call it what you want—reprofiling, or a "soft restructuring," but S&P has already noted that extending maturities is a form of default.
With two of the nation’s largest retailers scheduled to release earnings on Tuesday morning, what should you be watching as they unleash results?
Stocks in Europe were higher as German and French Q1 GDP were both above expectations, though Portugal had negative growth, while Spain and Italy eked out small gains.
Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, cutting in half the losses sustained Wednesday when a commodity rout roiled global markets.
The first quarter is now behind us and as retail earnings start to trickle out, the S&P retail index is hitting new highs.
Stocks traded modestly higher in the final hour of trading on Thursday as a commodity rout that roiled global markets on Wednesday reversed.
You can say today is "risk off" or "risk on" but the simple fact is the stock market is still being driven by risk on/risk off in general.
China reported on Wednesday that industrial output increased 13.4 percent in April year-over-year, still respectable, but lower than last month. Also: Is a market top in crude a leading indicator for a top in stocks?
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Edgy markets may see another volatile session Thursday, as the commodities shakeout plays out.
Energy heavyweights and top financial regulators head to Capitol Hill on Thursday, a cornucopia of retail data sets the tone for the earnings frenzy, and Cisco searches for its turnaround. Here's what we're watching…
Important rotation today, as major indices move up midday. While all the major indices are just shy of new highs, there are some standouts.
As retailers begin to report their first-quarter earnings later this week, this much we know: Sales were strong online. But the same trend juicing e-commerce sales—high gas and food prices—also may be forcing consumers to put the brakes on their spending, and that could make retail stocks a tough sell after the first-quarter earnings results are out.
Nothing came out of the emergency meeting of European finance ministers over the weekend. Commodities are bouncing, including silver up 4-5 percent this morning.
For better or worse, the U.S. economy is back on the top of the stock market's watch list, with the European sovereign debt crisis a close second.
The "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan."
Vera Wang is fashion's first lady of bridal wear. Her coveted designs grace celebrities and the mere mortals able to spend upwards of $20,000 for a chic walk down the aisle. But now she is coming to the mass market with a collection for David's Bridal.
The late timing of the Easter holiday helped retailers report April sales that outpaced analysts' estimates, however, there were some signs that consumers are facing increasing pressure from gas prices.
Retailers are expected to get a boost from a late Easter when they report their monthly sales on Thursday. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is expected to post an 8.4 percent increase in April, compared with April 2010's 0.7 percent gain. A rundown of the estimates.
Although some investors worry the rally in retail could be halted by rising oil prices, one "Fast Money" trader said he's not concerned.