Stocks fluctuated within a narrow range Friday morning as investors considered a surprisingly small jobs gain in January amid a slew of stronger economic reports out earlier this week. JPMorgan and Bank of America fell, while Home Depot rose.
US stock index futures rose after the government reported a much smaller-than-expected gain in jobs in January after the Dow recorded its highest closing level since June 19, 2008.
On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless started reserving the right to slow down data service for subscribers who consume far more than others.
Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.
Stocks turned higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy. Cicsco and Bank of America rose, while Merck fell.
Here are the Bernanke comments that the Fast gang feels are most important to traders and investors.
Stocks fell Thursday as investors weighed strong signs of an economy on the mend against increasing worries over Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally. Merck and Alcoa fell, while Bank of America gained.
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After the close Thursday, Verizon said it has offered to buy IT services provider Terremark for $19 a share in cash, or $1.4 billion.
Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.