Reprofiling? Default for Greece is clearly on the agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of euro zone finance ministers, says they are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt, which seems to mean extending the maturities. Call it what you want—reprofiling, or a "soft restructuring," but S&P has already noted that extending maturities is a form of default.
Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery moved out of riskier assets.
Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery.
Stocks pared losses as materials and bank stocks gained, but investors remained on edge about the European debt crisis.
Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.
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The late timing of the Easter holiday helped retailers report April sales that outpaced analysts' estimates, however, there were some signs that consumers are facing increasing pressure from gas prices.
Retailers are expected to get a boost from a late Easter when they report their monthly sales on Thursday. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is expected to post an 8.4 percent increase in April, compared with April 2010's 0.7 percent gain. A rundown of the estimates.
Although Internet crimes are down overall, Verizon says criminals have shifted away from major breaches of large companies toward smaller breaches at less well-guarded firms.
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As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.
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Stocks ended after after an afternoon rally as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.
There's something new on the menu at McDonald's in Hong Kong: weddings. Since January, the fast food chain has been offering wedding packages to customers at three Hong Kong locations, and according to a report in Time magazine, the demand has been brisk.
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Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.
Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.