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The Dow eked out a gain Tuesday in light, choppy trading following Monday's rally. Health-care, utilities and materials were the best-performing sectors.
Stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Monday's rally — but it was a short-lived breather with stocks bouncing back within the first hour of trading.
A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open for the U.S. stock market on Tuesday amongst mixed reports from corporates on earnings, outlook and employment and ahead of the Veterans Day.
Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.
Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.
Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.
The job market and the Fed are likely to be at the center of Wall Street's focus Wednesday, following a volatile session which saw the major averages end not too far from where they started.
The European Commission is close to issuing a formal objection to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
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The President’s Economic Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on job innovation today, and Charles Phillips, president of Oracle and a member of the board shared a preview with CNBC's "Squawk Box' team on Monday.
Markets rose on Thursday after data showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell. How should investors be positioning their portfolios now? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, and Dean Barber, founder and president of Barber Financial Group, shared their market insights.
Plus, a call on tech stocks.
Stocks finished lower after well-known banking analyst Dick Bove downgraded his rating on Wells Fargo.
Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors were encouraged by a few earnings reports, including Morgan Stanley, Yahoo and SanDisk. The VIX, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, dropped to just above 20.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as a raft of companies beating earning estimates but failed to impress investors.
Earnings season continues in earnest Wednesday, as we roll on with a week that will ultimately see 25 percent of the S&P 500 report their quarterly numbers.
The bulls are targeting QLogic today, three days before the provider of networking products reports earnings.
Financials are leading stocks higher as the Dow marches toward the critical 10,000 milestone. So how high can we go this year? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at Stockmarket Mentor, discussed their market outlooks.
Stocks bounced back from a four-day losing streak on Monday, buoyed by strong economic data as well as bullish comments from Goldman Sachs.