Taper talk sets in as traders question whether the Federal Reserve will slow down its stimulus program in December.» Read More
I'm torn between two news items, trying to decide which is more telling that we are entering the end of days. Soon, cockroaches will rule the Earth while we retreat to our pods and play videogames, wear ever-more bizarre clothing, gain 600 pounds, and use The Comfort Wipe.
Congress may be closer to passing a health care bill that would potentially reshape the U.S. health care system, following an agreement reached among conservative Democrats on Wednesday.
Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Monthly chain store sales came out this morning. See which companies did well and which did not...
Gregory Wasson, Walgreen president and CEO says the shifting sands in healthcare is creating strategic opportunities for his company.
Forget what the charts say. There are more savory stocks to be had.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coach and Wal-Mart popped while Bank Of America and Joy Global dropped.
The stock market's losing streak continued Monday, with Wall Street suffering an across-the-board slump that had some worrying about a long summer for investors.
"I think the market is going to struggle a little bit," said Cashin. "I think the wording of the Fed statement in the middle of the week is key. Can they take care of the 'bond vigilantes' and start to bring mortgage rates back down?"
Stocks are weaker, the dollar is up, as the World Bank has cut its 2009 global growth forecast, saying the world economy will shrink 2.9 percent, worse than prior predictions of a decline of 1.7 percent, and noting that a retreat from emerging market investments will deepen poverty in less developed countries.
Futures indicated a lower start to the week for Wall Street Monday as investors fretted over the global economic outlook after the World Bank cut its 2009 forecasts for most economies.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The Fed has said banks must tap the equity market before anyone gets approval to return TARP money so...banks are again out raising money.
Great. As if the bank stress test wasn't confusing enough, as if the auto restructuring wasn't enough uncertainty, now we have half of the trading community frantically Googling "Tamiflu" this morning. The concern is that swine flu this could create another slowdown in global travel just as we are trying to figure out a bottom. Commodities, airlines, and hotels are weak this morning.
First, retailers enticed struggling consumers with deep discounts. Then they dangled buy-one-get-one free deals. The latest recession tactic? Guaranteed financial help in the event of a job loss.
Short week, long list. Here are our nominees for the lowlights from the realms of the rich, followed by our choice for winner. Vote for your own choice below.
More companies like Ford, GM and JetBlue are throwing a lifeline to laid off customers with refunds or payment protection.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in 1901, this company claims responsibility for the popularization of the malted milkshake. Now the second-largest drugstore chain in the U.S, it made multiple failed attempts to buy rival Longs drug stores last year. However, investors were happy to share a drink with the firm today as the shares soared on strong second-quarter results. Who is it?