U.S. stocks closed lower as investors looked ahead to a light week of economic reports amid some consolidation in currency and oil prices.» Read More
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
It was a literal flood of economic numbers this week for the Fed and investors to chew on—ending with Friday's employment report. This is Talking Squawk.
One of the topics that will be discussed at next week's Delivering Alpha Conference will be the impact of Obamacare. CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look at how hedge funds are playing it and Eric Siegel, Citigroup, discusses strategies where he sees the best opportunities for investors now.
The delay of Obamacare's employer mandate isn't a blow to health-care stocks. However, the outlook for reform is another matter.
Even with rising interest rates, the stock market is a great place to be for long-term investors, Glenview Capital CEO Larry Robbins told CNBC.
Stocks closed in the red but well off their session lows Monday, as Treasury prices rose in choppy trading following comments from some Fed policymakers that downplayed worries over the end to the central bank's bond-buying program.
The $1.8 billion deal for Vanguard Health Systems is not the last major acquisition Tenet Healthcare will make, the company's CEO Trevor Fetter told CNBC.
After striking a $1.8 billion deal to purchase Vanguard Health Systems, Tenet's CEO Trevor Fetter said the company will be "more aggressive with acquisitions."
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Monday:
U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower Monday, after a sharp global selloff in the previous week, amid worries the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures may be winding down and a possible cash crunch in China.
Tenet Healthcare is buying Vanguard Health Systems for about $1.8 billion, helping to expand its service offerings and broaden its geographic reach.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record close and the Nasdaq ending at its best level since November 2000, following a better-than-expected pending home sales report and after Italy's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Shoot me now: Austerity is bad for your health. Really. Is it any wonder that growth stimulus is back on the table in Europe?
The Fed is expected to repeat its dovish message in the coming week, which could provide a safety net for the market amid a big wave of earnings and the April jobs report.
CNBC's "Street Signs" crew takes a look at Tenet Healthcare's performance.
Stocks soared broadly across the board to finish near session highs Wednesday, propelling the Dow and S&P 500 to new record levels, boosted by strong gains in techs.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Which leaders might continue to drive the market in Q2. Cramer crunched the numbers.