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Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.
Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.
Futures popped a few points as continuing claims for unemployment recorded its first weekly drop since January. While last week was a record high (about 6.8 m), this at least is a step in the right direction.
Stocks could chug higher this week, delivering that evasive Santa Claus rally, but it will all depend on whether investors are comfortable with the status of the auto-industry bailout. Plus, let's hope the Fed doesn't deliver any holiday surprises.
Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.
The issues are: 1) forced selling & redemptions in the last hour 2) continuing uncertainty in credit markets
S&P futures are up 19 points, and while many think this is because Treasury is actively shopping the idea they will take an ownership stake in U.S. banks, bear in mind that the market now routinely swings in 20 plus point ranges in a day, and often overnight, so futures up 15 is not even unusual any more.
Cowed by the financial crisis, American consumers are pulling back on their spending, all but guaranteeing that the economic situation will get worse before it gets better, the New York Times reported.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Staples and Honda popped while Nokia and ConAgra dropped.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Charles Schwab and UPS popped while Chicago Bridge & Iron and Gannett dropped.
For the week ending Friday, June 27, 2008, the U.S Markets tumbled on low consumer confidence levels, battered financial stocks, interest rates concerns, and new record prices for crude oil.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of CME Group and Halliburton popped while Ford and UAL dropped.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Petrochina and AIG popped while Sirius and UBS dropped.
Home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports reported a quarterly loss on Thursday as store closures and lower traffic in March and April hurt sales.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Hess and GameStop popped while Verizon and Coca-Cola dropped.
Cost Plus rejected Pier 1 Imports offer to acquire the furnishings retailer in a stock deal, saying Monday that the bid was "ill-timed."
For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil. A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Marvel and Disney popped while Garmin and BHP Billiton dropped.