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Quarterly earnings growth and clues from companies' commentaries will tell whether there really will be a bounce back in growth in the second half.
*Deal comes after Sherwin-Williams's failed deal for Comex. June 30- Paints maker Consorcio Comex SA de CV agreed to be acquired by chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc for $2.3 billion, after the Mexican company's deal with U.S. rival Sherwin-Williams Co fell through earlier this year.
Some high profile earnings beats by General Electric, Pepsico and Morgan Stanley helped counterbalance the hangover of Wednesday's big tech earnings misses.
"These stocks are not expensive," Jim Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street" about companies that offer an indirect way to invest in the housing sector.
Big U.S. companies appear to have handed out smaller increases in compensation to their CEOs in 2013.
So far, the stock market has looked past the weather impacts on manufacturing, housing, consumer spending and even hiring.
Traders are bracing for another rough ride in markets this week, as the emerging markets continue to shakeout and the Fed is expected to announce another round of cuts to its easing program.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
It was a "Who's Who" of guests on "Squawk Box"—everybody from Buffett to Bowles, Tepper to Cooperman, and McCain to Corker. "Talking Squawk," the official show blog, covers them all.
Not so fast. There was another catalyst behind the rally – something unexpected and not widely talked about.
If all you followed were Google and Microsoft, you might have reason to be depressed about earnings. But look a little beyond them and you'll cheer up.
Thus far, second quarter earnings have put in a mixed showing. Not great, but at least not a horror show.
A few housing-related stocks have run too far, Mike Santoli of Yahoo Finance says.
The market may have taken a turn for the worse, but it’s also allowed top companies to stand out.
Hot IPO market falters: Is it the poor markets or just less interest in specific companies.
Weekly jobless claims will be more important than usual for markets Thursday, after an uneven series of claims reports this month and a surprisingly weak March employment report.
When the dust settles Cramer thinks investors will again buy. But they won't buy everything.
Earnings season kicks into high gear in the week ahead. Plus, at least 10 Fed speeches. How risk-averse are investors? Oh, this is going to put them to the test. Rest up.