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President Obama’s push for higher fuel-efficiency standards for diesel-guzzling, long-haul trucks may be laudable but is probably unachievable by the target date without more development of key technologies,
Though some progress has been made with electric and hybrid vehicles, battery technology remains deficient, especially for the critical long-haul segment of the business.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Procter & Gamble and United Airlines popped while Navistar and Monsanto dropped.
Looking ahead to next week after the three day weekend, one transportation stock is something investors should consider, said Art Hogan, managing director at Jeffries. "Navastar is a pure play on North American transportation," Hogan said.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks refuse to drop, but the "wall of worry" gets higher. Bond yield backups, dollar strength have all become topics in the past week.
This is “certainly the time you want to start getting into the market,” said Arthur Hogan, managing director at Jefferies. He offered CNBC his current investment ideas.
“It’s the worst I’ve seen," said a Cabo San Lucas restaurant owner, "It is definitely the worst."For a Mexican tourist hotspot like Cabo, that's bad news. One of the busiest tourist seasons for the area comes during the months of March and April, coinciding with the American spring break season. Spring break, the long-time college tradition of excess and irresponsibility, is a time that many tourist destinations depend on to bolster their profits, banking on the liberal spending habits of Americans on vacation.
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Yesterday, Kohl's and JC Penney reported August same store sales slightly better than expected. Today Wal-Mart, Target, Gap, American Eagle (reaffirms third quarter guidance), Pacific Sunwear all reported sales above expectations. However, department stores did not fare as well.
“Drive and Deliver,” a documentary film about truck drivers that is scheduled to make its debut next week, looks like a Hollywood movie and is directed by a Hollywood director. But “Drive and Deliver” is not being bankrolled by a big studio. Rather, the estimated $2 million budget is being underwritten by a division of the Navistar International Corporation to help promote a new long-haul truck, the New York TImes reports.
There is a change in sentiment as traders are trying to get their hands around the extent of the slowdown in global growth. New issues for the market: --global growth slowing.
On Tuesday night, the Pentagon issued a $2.7 billion order for 3,100 more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- designed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq. Herer are the seven manufacturers that will gain from the order.
Navistar may look like a risky stock, but Cramer said it could be a real moneymaker.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.