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Stocks erased most of their early declines to close narrowly mixed Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing slightly below its closing high, but ongoing economic and political concerns over Europe kept a lid on gains.
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Stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 1,500 and logging its longest winning streak since November 2004, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings. All three major averages turned in their fourth-consecutive weekly gain.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.
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Apple stores are the most productive shops in the US according to new research that suggests the most effective use of retail space is selling expensive products that are occasional purchases for well-off consumers, the FT reports.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Nokia Corp., down 14 cents at $2.80. Supervalu Inc., up 10 cents at $2.14.
NEW YORK-- Select Comfort Corp. shares fell Thursday after the mattress company issued a disappointing revenue prediction for the full year. THE SPARK: Select Comfort said late Wednesday that its third-quarter profit jumped 52 percent on stronger sales.
MINNEAPOLIS-- In a story Oct. 17 about Select Comfort's Corp.' s earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company expects fourth-quarter sales to grow at least 20 percent, which would result in 2012 revenue of about $927.3 million. Select Comfort shares slip on plans for bigger spending.
MINNEAPOLIS-- Select Comfort Corp.' s shares dropped in after-hours trading Wednesday after the mattress company issued a disappointing full-year revenue forecast. Select Comfort said that its third-quarter profit increased by 52 percent on stronger sales. Select Comfort made $26.2 million, or 46 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Sept. 29.
Oct 8- Select Comfort Corp:. *Stifel raises Select Comfort Corp target price to $41 from $35;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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Stocks surged more than 2 percent across the board Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging their best one-day gains in 2012, amid growing hopes that central banks around the world will implement further measures to support the global economy.
Call it mattress madness, but the stocks of companies in the sleep-products industry, comprised of manufacturers and specialty retailers of mattresses, are among the biggest gainers this year.
The "Mad Money" host compares both stocks in the "Battle of the Beds."
When it comes to selecting a mattress stock, says Mad Money's Cramer, throw away your Tempur-Pedic, and sleep easier with Select Comfort, it's a much better buy.