Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S. The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.
Stocks climbed at the open after good news on private sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, and a calmer tone in Europe, to lift investor sentiment. Home Depot and United Technologies rose.
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Europe's sovereign debt woes will continue to tug at markets, as investors Tuesday also get a few new pieces of U.S. economic data and hear from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the economy.
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As shoppers hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend, investors are likely to keep bidding up retail stocks even as some of those stocks hit multi-year or even all-time highs.
Stocks finished the session sharply higher Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
Stocks were trading sharply higher Wednesday following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.
With 4 retail stocks hitting all-time highs ahead of Black Friday, how should you position?
Stocks added to gains Wednesday after a handful of economic reports pointed to an improving economy.
S&P futures had popped about 5 points as initial jobless claims were better than expected, and at 407,000 the lowest since July 2008. Also: Luxury retailers keep rolling; Deere falls on mixed earnings; big BP natgas find.
Stocks were poised to open higher Wednesday after reports on the labor market and consumer spending pointed to an improving economy and as investors shifted their focus away from tensions between the two Koreas and European debt worries.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The dollar is finding friends, as it always does when the world looks a little shaky.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
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Traders expect a short and sweet Thanksgiving week, where investors will be reluctant to make new bets and markets could actually trade quietly.