U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
As 2014 wraps up, we can all agree on this: It was a wild year for start-ups. CNBC.com looked to see which ones got the most coverage.
James Stewart, The New York Times, is calling for clear-cut insider trading laws. Stewart says appeals courts and prosecutors are one step away from open warfare and it's time to sweep the courts aside and institute a statute.
NBC News has confirmed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be stepping down, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
The New York Times is reporting Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be stepping down, with CNBC's David Faber.
James Stewart, The New York Times, discusses the chances of tax reform by 2016 now that Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
The Fed is expected to end its quantitative easing program—the much-anticipated action that's been at the very heart of the market's fears.
James Stewart, The New York Times, reflects on the tumultuous week on Wall Street and discusses his long-term investment strategy.
James Stewart, The New York Times, discusses his column on Hewlett Packard's decision to split, and the overall strategy behind companies breaking up. They needed to try something, he says.
James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses volatility in the U.S stock market and slowness in Europe. Stewart says the fundamentals are not that bad and this is "sort of healthy."
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said both the nurses and the doctors knew the patient's travel history, but released him, the New York Times reports.
Billionaires Buffett, Bezos and Henry are hoping to save the newspaper industry through a mix of civic pride and digital innovation.
James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses his column on state pensions and CalPERS' move to dump its hedge fund investments.
Amid the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco, James Stewart of The New York Times, shares his thoughts on Gross' recent performance and reports of erratic behavior.
Scottish American James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses Scotland's vote for independence. Stewart says it's hard to see any economic upside to Scotland's independence and the risks are considerable.
James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses his column about corporate equality and publicly gay CEOs. Stewart says change was slow to reach the executive suite, but it's here now and it's healthy.
Discussing today's disappointing jobs data, James Stewart, The New York Times columnist, says the number is not an outlier that will cause the Fed to adjust policy.