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CEO Richard Bond describes the impact commodity inflation's having on his company.
As the stock market slogs through a dismal year, some investment pros think it's time to look beyond the relative safety of index funds and take a chance on specific sectors and individual stocks.
Despite the looming slowdown and possible recession in global economies, the emerging markets trade continues to survive.
Even in the face of economic numbers seemingly showing a big pop in the Consumer Price Index, investors have begun to consider inflation almost an afterthought.
Stocks declined Monday, led by financials after two more banks folded. Oil ticked higher after three straight weeks of decline, clipping consumer-discretionary stocks, including homebuilders, airlines and retailers.
Stocks declined Monday, led by financials after two more banks folded. Oil ticked higher after three straight weeks of decline.
These three strategies could put the economy back on track.
Excessive rain in the Midwest has sent commodity prices soaring. Good for farmers but what about consumers? Just how much will be passed along?
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is working hard to bring down prices at the pump.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of General Mills and Panera Bread popped while Genreal Motors and Tyson dropped.
The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.
The USDA now says the corn crop this year will be ten percent below last year's, thanks to the Noah-like rains in the Midwest. Inventories are expected to be at their lowest level since 1996!
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CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice right now. Here's what some of them had to say.
Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials. The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.
If you think ethanol is nothing but a corny idea, then these alternative trades might be just the fuel your portfolio has needed.
The kids are out of school, the days are getting longer and Dad is ready to fire up the grill. That brings us to our latest summer stock trade: the barbecue.
As of Friday, 389 (just under 80%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
You know Cramer's Wall of Shame. But how about singling out those brave CEOs who are willing to speak the truth about the ethanol boondoggle?