Stocks strengthened in quiet pre-holiday trading as a series of strong earnings reports lifted the market, although gains were tempered by mixed economic news.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 20.
TiVo stock soared Wednesday, up a whopping 29.5 percent, on news that the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a finding of contempt and award of sanctions against Dish and EchoStar.
Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.
Stock index futures were sharply higher ahead of the open Wednesday after a series of solid earnings reports.
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Steve Jobs' decision to include a new product in one of his Apple stores is the ultimate stamp of approval. Today (Tuesday), he gave that rare approval to "Square," a plug in credit-card reader from one of the co-founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. This could be just the boost Square needs to bring its mobile payments system to the mainstream, as the competition heats up.
The big spenders on technology—businesses and government agencies—buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days. The New York Times reports.
Competition and AT&T's market share will be one of the major factors in approving the telecom firm's proposed $39 billion merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski told CNBC Tuesday.
The market is going to continue to grind higher as the economy continues to show signs of expansion, said Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services, and Timothy Harder, CIO of Peak Capital.
Roger Altman, chairman of Evercore Partners, told CNBC Thursday AT&T's deal for Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile will be approved by anti-trust regulators. He also defended Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett.
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Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Banks are yet shrugging off a fear of commitment.
The surprise resignation of leading Warren Buffett successor David Sokol, raised many unanswered questions on Thursday.
Stocks got closer to their highs of the year as the broad market turned positive for the month and was on track to post the best quarter of the year, although volumes remained thin amid geopolitical uncertainty. AT&T and Merck led Dow components higher, while Cisco slipped.
Stocks put in another strong showing on Wednesday as investors seemed to put aside concerns over geopolitical fears to send stocks higher, although volumes remain thin. AT&T and Exxon led the Dow higher.
Stocks gained on Wednesday, following a modest Tuesday rally, amid good news on the jobs front. AT&T and Merck led the Dow higher.