U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday after a two-session rise, with Wall Street falling to session lows after being reminded that the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus before the end of the year.» Read More
Insurers know that extreme weather has become the new normal but a new survey says that many firms are not prepared for future super storms.
The 10 blue chips that did the most to push the Dow close to record highs still look relatively inexpensive, according to one strategist.
Travelers has been raising insurance premiums for three years because of severe weather patterns, said Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman told CNBC.
As the Dow neared 14,000, Jim Cramer looked at whether the 30 individual components were getting pricey.
Overwhelmed by all the earnings reports on your desk? Cramer said think of yourself as a teacher and the companies as your pupils. Grade them!
Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 adding to their recent multi-year gains, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings and amid hope for a deal on the debt ceiling.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock futures were flat Tuesday, after major averages hit multi-year highs last Friday, as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of several major earnings reports.
The super storm that ravaged swaths of the northeast in November buffeted Travelers earnings, as the company reported sharply lower fourth quarter earnings.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
TheStreet.com details brief earnings previews for five major property and casualty insurers.
Stocks came off their lows but still finished in negative territory Monday, pulling back after last week's sharp rally and ahead of the fourth-quarter earnings season.
They were Darlings of the Dow last year - but Cramer's kicking some to the curb.
The Dow and S&P finished higher Wednesday, boosted by a batch of upbeat economic reports and optimistic comments from China's new leader, while Apple's sharp drop pushed the Nasdaq into negative territory.
*EPS of $1.13 vs 86 cent Street view. The remaining stake pertains to AIG shares the Treasury Department owns in exchange for capital it infused. Last quarter, the Treasury Department sold $26.5 billion worth of AIG shares, including approximately $8 billion purchased by AIG.