Across Washington, lobbyists have been working behind the scenes now for months to prepare for the possible power shift after the November election. The NYT reports.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Oct. 27.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Lacking any big surprises, the markets may seem to be on cruise control in the coming week, as investors await the U.S. mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting.
Hewlett-Packard shares gained over two percent in today's session, after its board approved an additional $10 billion stock buyback. Here is a look at the 15 largest buyback announcements in the last three months among S&P 500 companies.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, July 29.
Plus, in defense of Northrop Grumman.
Weekly jobless claims will again be a big event for Thursday's markets, and economists think the number will not really show any improvement.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.
With the U.S. economic recovery proceeding so slowly, the big stories once again this earnings reporting season are whether companies are growing revenue, as opposed to boosting profits through cost-cutting, and whether end-market demand is increasing.
Watch the final week of July very closely, as it could to determine the direction of the market for remainder of the summer and into the fall. And here's where you should look.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Adtran and Northrop Grumman popped while Sherwin-Williams and Lexmark dropped.
Northrop Grumman says it will close down a Louisiana shipyard and may shed its entire division that makes warships for the Navy.
Stocks fell on Tuesday after reports that jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their views.
Successful bond sales in Spain and Hungary have helped stabilize Europe (though Spain paid a substantially higher yield of 4.864 percent for the 10-year paper, well above the 4.045 percent previously), but S&P futures lost about 4 points when the weekly jobless claims report came in a bit higher than anticipated.
Cramer's analysis on 10 stocks in different sectors.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday after some encouraging earnings reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Patrick Becker, principal of Becker Capital Management, discussed their insights.
Stocks ended higher after the Fed left interest rates unchanged and kept the "extended period" language in its statement. Financials were the day's best performers, with JPMorgan and Bank of America leading the Dow.
Stocks advanced Wednesday, with banks rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session after both Greece and Portugal had their debt ratings downgraded. Bank of America and JPMorgan were among the early leaders on the Dow. Dell skidded.