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Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.
Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.
Bruce Harting, consumer finance analyst and managing director of Barclays Capital, told CNBC Wednesday that credit card companies are on the move. He explained why he recommends the sector.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Investors slammed bank stocks on Tuesday after a relatively strong performance last week. Should you hold your nose and buy? Or run in the other direction?
After a big run last week, the market is somewhat overbought...key story will be nonfarm payrolls Friday, then it's all about earnings. Expectations are low, which is why economic reports can move stocks.
Stocks closed the second quarter on a bullish note, helped by Greece's efforts to stave off default and despite the end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
US stock market futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday as the Greek parliament was expected to pass a second crucial vote to introduce 28 billion euros of spending cuts, tax hikes and privatizations.
Two issues weighing on financials have just been resolved. But are these developments enough to attract significant buying?
The debit decision on higher fee caps boosted card stocks; oil roars back' and Monsanto enjoys growing profits, with the Fast Money traders.
Stocks closed higher for a third-consecutive session Wednesday, led by banks, amid end-of-quarter window dressing and after the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid a debt default.
Stocks were higher for a third session Wednesday, led by banks, following the Greek vote and a positive pending home sales report.
Despite high unemployment, debt ceiling fears, riots in Greece, earthquakes in Japan and a host of other negative headlines, most of the American consumer related stocks are doing pretty darn well lately.
Financial sector stocks have underperformed the broader market year to date, which may be a good reason to beef up bets in the sector. ...A report from TheStreet.
Online-radio service Pandora Media and Internet real-estate tracking website Zillow are about to join a rare group of publicly traded companies that have single-letter ticker symbols.
Limits on debit card fees have once again have roiled the banking sector with Street chatter suggesting the fight is far from over.
Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box, companies have used top athletes to boost sales. Check out our list of top athletes with lucrative endorsement deals.
In today's Dallas Morning News, Nike congratulated Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki. It took a championship for Nike to give the Mavericks power forward his own ad, even though Nowitzki has been a Nike athlete for a long time. We shouldn't blame Nike.
Stocks finished lower for the sixth-consecutive session Wednesday as investors worried over a slowing recovery following Ben Bernanke's grim outlook and after the Fed's latest Beige Book, which showed signs of a slowdown in several regions.