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Stocks clawed their way back from a midday rout as banks surged and investors relaxed after the Treasury Secretary nomination hearing ended.
The worst kept-secret on Wall Street is that this quarter's earnings season will be disastrous. The best-kept secret is what lies beyond the carnage.
Stocks will struggle with a heavy dose of bad earnings news that could dash investor hopes for an Obama rally in the week ahead.
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Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.
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At least six CEOs of publicly traded companies have been fired since the start of the New Year and we're only halfway through January. Experts say CEO firings double during bad times. And talk about bad times.
Major indexes declined Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings and layoff news. Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.
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Stocks wobbled Tuesday, paring some gains, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq remained higher.
CBS is relaunching its online TV site—TV.com—as the most comprehensive online destination for streaming TV content, information about shows, and fan communities.
Among computer geeks of a certain age Microsoft has long been synonymous with the word evil. I think that's giving the brass at Microsoft a little too much credit. To me, they're just clueless. Steve Ballmer should just go ahead and fire everyone over the age of, say, 35, and let people who really understand how computers are used run the show.
Despite of the Dow crossing over 9,000 on Tuesday, the markets all settled down about 4% or greater for the week. Crude oil dipped below $40 per barrel for the first time in 2009 following the weak jobs report.
President-elect Barack Obama has repeatedly said how much his BlackBerry means to him. If he wasn't a public servent, it could also mean a lot of money for him, reports the New York Times.
Now is the best time for a partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo in the search business, as both companies are undergoing a management transition, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer, told the Financial Times in an interview published on the paper's Web site.
The December jobs report has been hanging over the markets like a dark cloud all week. Its importance has grown larger by the day as economists ratcheted up their expectations for job losses.
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Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.
Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.
Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.