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The Dow backed off its push toward 11,000 Monday but continued trading higher as investor cheered some encouraging economic readings, including Friday's jobs report. The market was a beehive of spring activity today, buzzing about the Fed and interest rates.
The Dow inched toward the 11,000 mark Monday as investor cheered some encouraging economic readings, including Friday's jobs report. The market was a beehive of spring activity today, buzzing about the Fed and interest rates.
Stocks look to continue the melt-up to new highs today. Futures were up slightly as commodities and commodity stocks rally. A number of commodities are hitting new highs this morning: crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, copper and platinum.
Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
The Dow is now up 10 out of 11 days and within striking distance of 11,000. Will the melt-up propel us over this milestone?
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, March 23.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
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Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
How do you shrink the deficit now that Medicare and Medicaid are "off the table for deficit reduction?" By taking on benefits in the second biggest entitlement: Social Security. Or at least that's what the New York Times is suggesting in a front page story which is being widely passed around on trading desks.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher Tuesday following a positive close on Wall Street Monday as investors looked toward key housing data to gauge the strength of the sector.
The Democrats' health care reform package could bring a dose of bad medicine for stocks if it passes this weekend, at least in the immediate term.
Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.
Cramer invited back the CEO of the company to talk about today's big transaction.
Stocks edged higher on Wednesday despite a stronger dollar dragging down natural resource names. Will commodities ever break free and rally on demand?
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.
January housing starts, at 591,000, was above expectations of 580,000, and the highest since July 2009. The prior month was revised upward as well. Bullish on housing: BofA/Merrill Lynch initiating seven home builders with a "Buy" rating. Analyst Jonathan Ellis says, "we think a sustained recovery is now within a reasonable discounting period for the stocks." What about a bottom in home prices? And what happened to the correction?
Wall Street looks set to extend the previous session's gains Wednesday, with stock index futures pointing to a modest rise.
The company’s restructuring could run into trouble thanks to Washington's meddling. Cramer interviews the CEO for the full story.
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