Stocks kicked off the week on a high note Monday, after Greece's parliament finally gave the green light over the weekend to austerity measures aimed at securing an international bailout package.
Renesas Electronics and two other big Japanese chip makers have begun talks to combine their system chip operations and outsource production in a government-backed deal, sources said, as pressure mounts for drastic reforms to confront stiff global competition.
Stocks came off their worst levels but still closed lower Monday as investors took a breather following the recent market rally and amid ongoing debt negotiations in Greece over a fresh austerity package.
Stock index futures dipped Monday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default.
Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:
CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports, according to Politico, Mitt Romney's debate coach was dumped due to internal tensions; Micron Technology's CEO, Steve Appleton died when the experimental plane he was piloting crashed; New York's AG is suing three big banks for an using electronic mortgage registry to fake documents in foreclosure proceedings; and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has reversed its decision to cut funding of Planned Parenthood.
Stocks ended near session highs Friday, with the Dow finishing at its best level since May 2008, buoyed by a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates and a handful of impressive economic news.
Micron CEO Steven Appleton was the only person on board the plane when it crashed. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details. Also, Betsy Van Hees, Wedbush Securities provides insight on Appleton's contributions to Micron and the company's corporate structure.
Several chipmakers this quarter turned in tepid earnings reports and weak outlooks, but some strategists say the industry may be nearing a bottom and there's still further room for upside in the stocks.
If you’re a long-term investor Karen Finerman says don’t think you missed the rally in Bank of America just because you didn’t buy it at $5.
Shares of Netflix rose 41.7 percent in the first five trading sessions of the year, posting their largest five-day percent gain since October 2002.
Stocks eased off their highs in the final minutes of trading, but still finished the first trading day of 2012 with a bang, as Wall Street cheered a handful of better-than-expected economic reports from around the world.
Inventories will be depleted in the first quarter, but hang on and the sector should pop up to 4 percent this year, C.J. Muse, managing director at Barclays Capital told CNBC on Tuesday.
There are many stocks where, when you buy them, you need to understand that someday you will have to sell, Cramer says.
Stocks picked up some momentum into the afternoon session, as banks gained more than 2 percent and Wall Street shook off fears of a global economic slowdown.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
Is Micron a "survivor" in a tough sector? Dan Berenbaum, MKM Partners semiconductor analyst, reiterates his "buy" rating and price target of $8, with the Fast Money traders.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Micron Technology is trying to shift its business into a broader range of products, and yesterday the options paper turned bullish.