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The NASDAQ broke the old closing low of 1505.90. We did not break the old closing low of 848.92 on the S&P set on October 27th, but we are very close. Let's not quibble.
The most important fact about the economic and earnings data in the past couple weeks is that it has generally been worse than the already lowered numbers predicted. We have seen this again this morning, with the exception of the Productivity number.
The situation is so bad Cramer's suggesting we turn malls into bowling alleys.
Teens across the nation have spent their summer vacations battling high gas prices, competing for jobs in a weak part-time employment market, and making do with smaller contributions from cost-conscious parents, said Portfolio.com
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Eagle and Chico’s popped while Caterpillar and American Express dropped.
Investors sent The Dow and the overall stock market sharply lower on Thursday amid signs that the economic slowdown is showing no sign of improvement.
Commodities were lower, but once again it was no help for stocks. Commodity stocks were again sold off.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of MGM and Schlumberger popped while Wachovia and General Motors dropped!
Medal Round - Only One Day to Go: With only one day left in the competition, the USA's S&P 500 finished the day up .25%, the only competing index to gain for the day. It'll take a big rally in Australia to catch the S&P, but who will take home the silver and bronze?
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Home Depot and Barrick Gold popped while United Air Lines and Supervalu dropped.
Financials rebounded from Tuesday's sell-off but housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on growing concerns of a possible government bailout.
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It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.
Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.
Two pieces of positive news this morning: 1) Wal-Mart sales better than expected and raising guidance, and 2) Dow Chemicalspacer buying Rohm and Haas. Jobless claims lower than expected is also a help.
Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.
Crude retreats, giving stocks an opportunity to edge higher, but not without shaking up the market. Find out how to trade the airlines, Ford, consolidation in energy and more.
The original bid for Alitalia by Air France-KLM was based on an oil price of $86 a barrel, according to the Deputy CEO of Air France, in an interview on CNBC Europe. Those talks were shelved a month ago, but at $120 to $130, the Deputy CEO said that Air France-KLM would have to come up with a more "difficult and demanding" business plan.
More selling could be in store Wednesday as oil's wild ride higher threatens to again derail stock prices.
Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.