Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.
There are three factors driving today's rally.
The theme today: demand is clearly improving in several sectors, which is propelling better-than-expected earnings from a number of companies. Bad day for the dollar, though.
Stock index futures were sharply higher ahead of the open Wednesday after a series of solid earnings reports.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
By replacing Chuck Noski with Bruce Thompson in the spot of chief financial officer, Bank of America is marching down a path last trodden by Lehman Brothers.
The chances that an acquisition of Tyco by France’s Schneider are declining, according to people close to the situation.
U.S. equities are seeing a consolidation while emerging market stocks are accelerating, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.
As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.
Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks recovered some ground in the final minutes of trading on the strength of industrials and financials after what had largely been an upbeat session following a surprisingly strong March jobs report. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.
Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.
Cramer looks at what's behind the market's recent rally.
Stocks ended after after an afternoon rally as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.
In the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, many U.S. companies listed on the Dow 30 have offered various forms of aid to Japan's ongoing relief efforts. Read on to see how each company has contributed.
Of the major US indices, only the Dow is clinging to gain on the year, and only three S&P 500 sectors remain in positive territory: energy, industrials and consumer discretionary.
The markets have come a long way during the 2-year old bull market. At 2 years “young,” the current bull market still isn’t even half the length of average bull market cycles since 1940.
These five data points lead the "Mad Money" host to believe the market is on the up-and-up.