The Dow and S&P finished higher Wednesday, boosted by a batch of upbeat economic reports and optimistic comments from China's new leader, while Apple's sharp drop pushed the Nasdaq into negative territory.
Futures were off their best levels Wednesday, but optimistic comments from China's new leader helped limit losses.
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Stocks lost steam in the final hour of trading to finish mixed Thursday, after the Federal Reserve announced new capital rules for financials and following Bernanke's comments that offered little hope for further central bank intervention.
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U.S. stock futures held their gains Thursday following the weekly jobless claims report and after China's central bank unexpectedly announced that will cut its interest rates.
Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
“We may lament the loss of the family business, but let's celebrate the gains that these two gems can make for you as they annihilate the competition,” Cramer said.
Former NBA player Kevin Willis is expanding his Willis & Walker clothing line — a line he started 24 years ago when he was playing forward for the Atlanta Hawks — from bespoke suits to the mass big and tall market.
Stocks spiked in the final minutes of trading Wednesday following a report that the G20 is considering a $600 billion IMF lending program to euro zone, but came off their highs after the IMF denied the report. Investors were also closely waiting for the key EU summit at the end of the week.
There are early reports that the ECB may loosen collateral requirements for loans. Remember, the ECB provides loans to sovereign countries. They give out money and take collateral (sovereign bonds) in return. But there has been continuing pressure on the credit of sovereign countries.
S&P 500 futures dropped five points, and European equities dipped, as the European Central Bank announced it was leaving interest rates unchanged at 1.5 percent. The Bank of England left it at 0.5 percent, but left open that it may restart its own quantitative easing program. Some disappointment there was no rate cut.
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Cramer pits two retail stocks against each other to determine which is the better investment.
Stocks ended modestly higher Wednesday as the dollar rose and Treasurys hit six-month highs on fears the economy would heat up under the tax plan under consideration in Washington. BofA rose, McDonald's fell.
Stocks were struggling for direction Wednesday as the dollar rose and Treasurys hit six-month highs on fears the economy would heat up under the tax plan under consideration in Washington. BofA rose, while McDonald's fell.
Stocks fluctuated Wednesday, but remained under pressure as the dollar gained and Treasury bond yields spiked. McDonald's slipped, BofA gained.