Some high profile earnings beats by General Electric, Pepsico and Morgan Stanley helped counterbalance the hangover of Wednesday's big tech earnings misses.» Read More
After the steep drop in homebuilder sentiment in February, Wednesday's housing starts report could have more impact than usual.
Despite his mild concern, influential investor Dennis Gartman says it's still a bull market for stocks.
Reports of a meeting between head honchos at Apple and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors have sparked rumors of a potential 'iCar.'
SYDNEY, Feb 19- Asian share markets were in hesitant mood on Wednesday as investors keep a wary eye on interest rates in China, though the euro left the dollar in its dust after more soft U.S. economic data. The action was light, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan barely changed and Australia up a slim 0.3 percent.
SYDNEY, Feb 19- Asian share markets looked set for a cautious session on Wednesday as investors keep a wary eye on interest rates in China, though the euro left the dollar in its dust after more soft U.S. economic data. The early action was light, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat and Australian stocks up a slim 0.2 percent.
Don't expect an outright merger between tech giant Apple and electric carmaker Tesla Motors, a senior tech analyst told CNBC on Tuesday.
The Swiss firm Rinspeed, which created the concept car XchangE, said it allows drivers to go truly hands-free.
Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer at T3live.com, discusses reports that Apple executives met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Stocks mostly rose on Tuesday amid a large acquisition and data disregarded as weather related.
*Forest Labs shares soar; Actavis agrees to buy company. NEW YORK, Feb 18- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose on Tuesday, following Wall Street's biggest weekly gain of the year, as merger activity increased confidence that there is value in the stock market even as the benchmark index nears a record high.
Debating Tesla's valuation, with Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray and John Thompson of Vilas Capital.
*Forest Labs shares jump, Actavis to purchase. NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stocks edged up on Tuesday, following Wall Street's biggest gain of the year, as merger activity boosted confidence there is still value in the market even as the S&P 500 nears a record high.
Andrea James, Dougherty and Company, and Will Power, R.W. Baird, discuss what a deal between Apple and Tesla would mean for the "innovators."
CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in on Apple's courtship of and Tesla. The FMHR traders provide perspective on the likelihood of a deal.
*Forest Labs surges after Actavis confirms acquisition. "Much of the recent concern over the health of the U.S. economy has been explained at the hands of the weather," said Andrew Wilkinson, chief market analyst at Interactive Brokers LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, weighs in on the potential relationship between Apple and Tesla.
*Forest Labs surges after Actavis confirms acquisition. NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday after Wall Street's biggest gain of the year as disappointing economic reports weighed on investor sentiment.
Discussing the implications of a potential collaboration between Apple and Tesla, with Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company senior tech analyst.
CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight on reports Tesla's Elon Musk met with Apple over a year ago. Phil LeBeau, shares his opinions.
Feb 18- Apple Inc is looking at cars and medical devices to diversify its sources of revenue as growth from iPhones and iPads slow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.