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Stocks continued to surge Friday morning after a boost in durable goods orders and news that the rate of sales of new homes was unchanged from July. Caterpillar and Alcoa rose.
The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest re-armament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123bn as they seek to counter Iran’s military power.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.
The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, July 27.
Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.
Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.
With the U.S. economic recovery proceeding so slowly, the big stories once again this earnings reporting season are whether companies are growing revenue, as opposed to boosting profits through cost-cutting, and whether end-market demand is increasing.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of better-than-expected result from DuPont and ahead of more corporate earnings.
Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.
Watch the final week of July very closely, as it could to determine the direction of the market for remainder of the summer and into the fall. And here's where you should look.
Major defense and aerospace companies are aware that an inflection point has been reached with the U.S. military budget and costs can not keep climbing, a senior Pentagon official said Monday.
Elon Musk sounded almost giddy on the conference call with reporters. Space Exploration, or SpaceX, a company he founded with his PayPal fortune, landed what is believed to be the largest commercial rocket launch contract ever.
Lockheed Martin's General Counsel James Comey is leaving the company to join hedge fund Bridgewater Associates.
The Dow clawed back in late trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom shares continued to drag.
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Lockheed Martin reported better than expected earnings Wednesday, if you take out new health care costs. However, one of the biggest questions facing the defense giant is the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 21.
Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.
Stocks pushed higher Wednesday, led by techs and banks as optimism about the economic recovery gained strength and worries about the Goldman Sach charges subsided.