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Amid slow job creation, reduced housing activity and a dip in retail sales, many economists have downgraded expectations for the rest of the year. The NYT reports.
A couple of takeaways from Friday’s solid gains: 1) No sell-off materialized following Thursday’s strong rally. 2) Another encouraging result of Friday’s gains that traders noted: higher highs for the markets for the first time in a number of months.
Stocks opened higher on Monday, after economic bellwether FedEx raised its earnings outlook and sparked careful optimism. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market insights.
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Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 22.
Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.
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Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday after the latest batch of earnings gave investors some cause for optimism. A better-than-expected housing report also gave the market a boost.
It’s the first big week of earnings, but don’t overlook how important of a week it is for housing too. Since the housing tax credit expired at the end of April, not only have housing stocks been hit hard, but the broader markets have also noticeably suffered too.
The stock market is fixating on crumbling confidence in the U.S. economic recovery and may continue to ignore the good news that's likely to show up in corporate earnings reports in the coming week.
Two barometers of the US economy are moving in different directions, sending mixed messages about the depth, breadth and speed of the recovery.
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Stocks ended a rocky session flat Wednesday as a drop in housing starts and disappointing outlook from FedEx offset a strong industrial-production report. BP shares rose after the company agreed to halt its dividend.
Stocks recovered as techs rose and after a report that BP had agreed to place about $20 billion in escrow to pay claims resulting from the oil spill.