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Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.
Stocks were set for a positive open, as Dell boosted tech futures and the market awaited numers that would help clear up the inflation picture.
Stocks could close out the month of May with a tailwind, particularly if the commodities sell off continues.
Oil prices will continue to roil the stock market this week as the summer driving season officially kicks off and as more companies feel the pinch of higher energy prices on their profit margins.
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The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.
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Stocks bounced back from a weak open after a better-than-expected report on manufacturing.
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The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.
Stocks advanced Thursday, helped by an upgrade on the chip sector and increased forecasts from two Dow components.
Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.
Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.
While the rest of the country worries that a recession is finally here, some investors are...well, shopping for bargains.
For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally. The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions. The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle and poor performance from Google . Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season. Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell. The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM , Monsanto and Best Buy all reporting earnings.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Monsanto and Tiffany popped while JPMorgan and Citigroup dropped.
Stocks closed lower Friday after a profit warning from J.C. Penney, which renewed fears about slower consumer spending. Financials and techs caved in after earlier attempts to rally.
Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.
Stocks rose at the opening bell as the market weighed benign inflation data with a weak outlook from J.C. Penney.