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Arguably, the United States now has a corporate tax code that’s the worst of all worlds. The official rate is higher than in almost any other country, which forces companies to devote enormous time and effort to finding loopholes. Yet the government raises less money in corporate taxes than it once did, because of all the loopholes that have been added in recent decades. The New York Times reports.
Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell. GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.
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Stock index futures traded essentially flat after an unexpected surge in jobless claims took the wind out of the market, which had risen higher after Caterpillar easily beat both profit and revenue expectations.
Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.
The coffee chain reported sales and profit that topped what analysts were expecting, but shares slipped in extended trading after the company provided a disappointing outlook for the full fiscal year.
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Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as investors gear up for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement and turn more bullish on remarks made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.
The news that Starbucks is dropping the company name and the word "coffee" from its logo set off a media firestorm.
Drinking coffee and texting are two of my favorite pastimes. On Tuesday I learned they don't mix.
Cramer finally puts a number on just how much this country could mean to American companies.
This development might seem modest today; however the Fast Money gang thinks it could have enormous implications very quickly.
Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Shares of the coffee giant are surging to end the year as investors anticipate a pick up in the employment going into 2011.
ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.
Few companies were clobbered harder than Starbucks in the recession. The coffee chain with outposts on every corner came to represent all that was wrong with American businesses and shoppers: unchecked expansion, self-indulgence and mindless credit-card swiping.
Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.