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U.S. stock index futures were higher on optimism triggered by Intel's positive outlook, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing strong gains, and two major banks posted results that were better than expected, casting some hope that battered financials may be turning the corner.
Will Starbucks return to profitability under CEO Howard Schultz -- and should you buy the stock? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, takes on the coffee chain -- and names two tech-oriented stocks he says are bargain buys.
Ahead of the weekend, CNBC asks the experts where investors should place their bets.
Five-star fund manager Barry James sees a small rally coming, but he warns investors not to get caught in a bear trap.
Cramer explains to viewers why this isn't the right season to own tech stocks.
A fresh wave of economic worry swept across Wall Street, aggravated by a spike in wholesale prices, dismaying corporate results, and oil trading above $100 a barrel.
As the trading week gets underway Monday, CNBC asked the pros how to keep your stock portfolio in the green.
Five-star fund manager Barry James is known for his bearish views. He's correctly predicted bear markets. He's not bearish now -- not, at least, near-term.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the economy should grow at a slow pace before recovering later in the year. What's the word on the Street?
Seagate Technology on Thursday reported a near tripling of quarterly profit, fueled by mounting demand for hard disk drives from businesses and consumers that left its plants short of supply.
All of us in California, indeed millions across the country, were gripped by those horrific images of the raging fires in Southern California. And in the midst of the tragedy, when we had a chance to hear from the victims fleeing their homes, they were usually asked what they grabbed as they were evacuating.
Here are my morning observations: 1) Techs come through: after the disappointment of yesterday, when many regional banks hit new lows, the news flow is far more positive. We said last week techs had to make some positive noises to justify their recent runups: Yahoo, Intel, and Seagate all were better than expected.
Seagate Technology on Tuesday posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, as the maker of computer hard drives saw revenue rise nearly 18 percent. Seagate also gave profit and revenue forecasts that beat expectations.
Hitachi, Japan's biggest electronics conglomerate, is considering selling a stake in its hard disk drive arm to a strategic investor to help it turn the loss-making business around, sources close to the matter said.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Could a new pharmaceutical partnership be the best way to trade the rise in diabetes? In Thursday’s Web.Extra the traders reveal how to play the latest news. Also get their trades on hard drive behemoths Western Digital and Seagate.
Western Digital, the world's second largest computer disk-drive maker, boosted its fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue forecast on Monday due to improved demand, pricing and product mix. Shares rose sharply following the increased guidance.
I attended a meeting of about twenty-five hedge fund traders last night. These informal gatherings are fairly common on the Street; they're often sponsored by sell-side trading houses. Usually, it's a discussion on long and short positions of the various traders.
Stocks closed higher on strong economic data, but gains were limited because of uncertainty whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. "Today the data was great--the ISM, retailer sales--but tomorrow it might not be," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.
The Altria board, as expected, announced the spinoff of its Philip Morris International division. Precise timing of the spinoff will be announced at its regularly meeting on January 30, 2008. Also, as expected, voted to increase the dividend 8.7% to $0.75. The stock is still up, but off its highs; no statement on increased buyback, or cost reduction efforts.