Stocks rose slightly Wednesday after news third-quarter GDP grew slightly more than reported previously, but less than expected. BofA rose, while Intel fell.
Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street Wednesday, with home sales data and a final figure for third-quarter economic growth among the main macroeconomic highlights.
To the chagrin of all those Scrooges, Grinches and bears out there it appears that Wall Street may have a very merry Christmas after all.
Stocks rallied to new highs as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest close since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008 amid light trading and several strong earnings reports. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while 3M fell.
"Look at the number of people watching Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon and combine them," says Activision-Blizzard's CEO. "You still have more people playing ‘Call of Duty’ now."
The rally continues…new highs for the S&P 500, with the index now up 6.3% this month. That gives the S&P its best December since 1991.
Stocks reached new highs on modest gains Tuesday amid light trading and a series of good earnings reports and in the absence of key economic data. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while 3M fell.
I heard from Brad Abram of ThriXXX (pronounced "Tricks"), the company creating the Adults Only sex game which Microsoft says it doesn't condone and won't license. ThriXXX will make it anyway.
Cramer looks at both sides and makes the call.
Microsoft and Cisco Systems were among the five top "dogs of the Dow" in 2010. Which of the two is a better bet as we enter 2011? Charlie Smith, chief investment officer and co-founder of Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Cliff Draughn, president and CIO of Excelsia Investment Advisors, offered CNBC their analyses.
Microsoft told CNBC it wouldn't license or condone such a game. While Kotaku reports this means Microsoft can block the game, it's not clear the software giant will be successful.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
Chatter on the Street was all about tech Friday after stellar earnings out of Oracle and RIM provided bulls with the tailwind needed to push the Nasdaq to a new 52 week high.
Shares of smaller companies are on track to double the return of their bigger peers. But will they remain turbo-charged into 2011?
In a world where porn is struggling to make money because so much of it can be accessed for free, here's something new the industry can charge for.
Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Steve Rattner, the veteran investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group who led the administration's effort to restructure the auto industry, says insider trading charges help clean up bad apples from Wall Street.
ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.
Stocks were mixed Thursday despite a batch of relatively positive economic news. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.