Futures dropped as the first quarter GDP estimate, at down 6.1 percent, was well below expectations of down 4.7 percent. However, the downside impact has been limited because personal consumption was higher than expected.
Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.
Any number of headlines Wednesday could knock stocks out of their side ways trading pattern, but the Treasury market is the one to watch as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting.
Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.
Four men linked to popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay were convicted Friday of breaking Sweden's copyright law by helping millions of users freely download music, movies and computer games on the Internet.
What's the trade ahead of Intel earnings on Tuesday. Also Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options action in Marriott!
This weekend's boffo box office sends Hollywood a message about what strategy to take and gives moviegoers a hint about what kind of films they can expect at their local multiplex.
Optimism that the fortunes of financial companies like Citigroup were improving sparked a four-week rally beginning March 10 that drove the Standard & Poor's 500 index up 25 percent.
In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.
Social networks are exploding, sparking startups trying to cash in on social chatter. Now a number of those companies are focusing on online talk about stocks, commodities and personal finance.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Time Warner Cable is kicking off a new chapter as a fully independent company at this year's National Cable Show; the company completed its spin-off from Time Warner just last week. CEO Glenn Britt spoke exclusively with Media Money about the economy and the future of the cable industry.
Since Jeff Bewkes became CEO of Time Warner in January 2008 he's been hard at work streamlining the company into a pure branded content company.
Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, kicked off the national cable show with an exclusive interview with Media Money, his first TV interview in years.
As we enter the last trading day of the month and quarter, here are some of the best and worst performers for the period.
DVD revenues and high profit margins were the movie industry's cash cow...but not anymore. DVD sales are declining and creating a real problem for the studios.
President Obama is really the ultimate celebrity — up there with Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson. His appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" puts him up there with the biggest stars of all time, in terms of his effect on ratings.
Talk of Google's advertising machine raises natural questions about the company's future.
Thursday was a busy night for media giants. At News Corp, the weak ad markets, a struggling stock price, and the exit of the company's number two, is prompting a major restructuring and management shakeup.
Options traders are snapping up calls as Disney bounces off a new 52-week low today.