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Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.
Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an upbeat forecast from Wells Fargo, capping their fifth straight up week.
Wal-Mart stores says U.S. same-store sales rose 1.4 percent in March as consumers continued to hunt for bargains and bought necessities, such as groceries. But the results are below Wall Street expectations.
The Dow advanced Wednesday as factory and home sales data raised hopes the economic downturn is moderating, at least somewhat.
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Monthly sales reports due out from more than 50 retailers for March should show signs of stabilization in the sector. Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group chief research officer, talks about what to expect from retailers in the latest batch of sales reports.
Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.
Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Google and Macy’s popped while LDK Solar and American Express dropped.
No additional stimulus from China? The Street was excited yesterday on talk that China would announce additional stimulus measures today, but the Chinese premier did not offer any additional stimulus details during the opening session of the National People's Congress.
Investors are holding their breath ahead of same-store sales figures, most of which are due Thursday. What’s the trade?
The number of job cuts continued to soar in February 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. JPMorgan Chase and Chesapeake Energy were among the latest names on Thursday to announce job cuts.
Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.
Investors enjoyed a Fat Tuesday of their own, reclaiming most of the prior session's losses, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that all-out bank nationalization wasn't part of the goverment plan.
While off the highs of the morning, futures are still indicating a slightly higher open ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee.
The markets may be looking for more from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke than he will be able to deliver.
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