Even though investors get another dose of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Washington, D.C., the problems in Greece have crept back to the forefront of investor concerns. The issue today is whether the country can cut the budget enough to help the situation. And the big deal on Wall Street involves Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
Fed Chairman Bernanke again committed to keeping interest rates "exceptionally low for an extended period" to support a "nascent" economic recovery. At the same time, Bernanke seemed to infer that he did not believe the economy was yet growing on a self-sustaining basis.
A correction is “clearly on its way” since the start of the year, but investors can still make money in this market environment, said Enzio von Pfeil, CEO of EconomicClock.com. He shared his market strategies.
After Wal-Mart tried and failed to take on Netflix with a streaming video rental system it launched three years ago with HP. Now, its acquisition of Vudu aims to take that competition to the next level.
Wal-Mart Stores says it will buy broadband entertainment provider Vudu, a deal that gives the world's biggest retailer the ability to sell movies directly through TVs and Blu-ray players over the Internet.
After hours Walmart announced a definitive agreement to acquire VUDU, Inc., a leading provider of digital technologies. What's the trade?
Wal-Mart has agreed to buy Vudu, a three-year-old Silicon Valley startup whose online movie service is built into an increasing number of high-definition televisions and Blu-ray players, according to two people briefed on the deal. The New York Times reports.
Markets were mostly flat after a higher opening on Monday, as investors sold energy and materials stocks. How should investors be positioned? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds and Dan Veru, Palisade executive vice president and CO-CIO of Capital Management shared their insights.
Stocks could continue to push higher until May, but after that there is a serious risk of a double dip, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
The Federal Reserve move to hike the discount rate was not a surprise in itself, but timing was sooner than many investors expected and the after-hours move gave Wall Street a shudder.
Stocks rose for a third straight day Thursday as an encouraging manufacturing report helped fuel investor optimism about the recovery.
Stocks rebounded off a weak open Thursday after a report showed manufacturing in the Philadelphia region improved in February.
Stocks traded sideways on Thursday as investors struggled to make sense out of this fickle market. What must you know?
Cramer examines two key reasons why things are going the right way at the banks.
Wal-Mart reported sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates and said results for the current quarter could miss analysts' views. What do the numbers mean for consumers and retailers overall? Eric Beder, associate director of equity research at Brean Murray, Carret & Co. shared his insights.
Either those in the corner office are the most frightened since the start of the Cold War or they are going to start deploying some of this cash in some form.
Weak corporate outlooks and discouraging economic data weighed on futures this morning. Weekly jobless claims also came in higher than expected, dampening hopes for better job growth in February. Meanwhile, the Dollar Index continues to climb on the heels of the hotter inflation number. It now sits at its highest levels since July.
Stock index futures slipped after higher readings in weekly jobless claims and inflation pointed to more headwinds for the economic recovery.
Hewlett-Packard's better-than-expected earnings and outlook could be a plus for stocks, which will also key off of Wal-Mart's earnings, inflation data and weekly jobless claims on Thursday.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 18.