Wal-Mart Stores has taken aim at the sweet spot of Amazon.com's business: the must-have books of the holiday season. Is this the prescription for better Web site traffic?
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC in an interview that the economy will grow at a significant ate in the second half of this year and positive growth in 2010 at a level that will begin to gradually bring down the unemployment rate. Is he right? Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. Economist at JPMorgan discussed his insights.
The Dow finished above 10,000 for two straight days. But Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, explained why he still remains skeptical on the markets.
An online book special offered by Wal-Mart Stores is turning into a full-fledged price war with Amazon.com.
One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.
Toy retailer Toys 'R Us has unveiled its top toy-buying trends for this holiday season. Topping the list is a focus on nostalgic playthings like hula hoops.
Over the past 3 months Dow component Walmart has climbed a measly 4% while the Dow itself is up nearly 20%. Is Walmart about to join the party?
The Dow crossed above 10,000 today for the first time in over a year. The first time the Dow crossed the 5-digit market was back in March 1999. See how the who's who in market cap leaders has changed since then.
Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.
Stocks or commodities? David Chalupnik, head of equities at First American Funds, told investors where they should be looking.
Disney is taking inspiration from its board member Steve Jobs, whose Apple stores have thrived despite the downturn in consumer spending.
Investors are keeping their eyes on earnings and Dow 10,000—so what does it mean for your portfolio and how should you be positioning yourself right now? Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors and Craig Peckham, equity trading strategist at Jefferies & Co. weighed in.
Tom Forester, portfolio manager of the 5-star Morningstar rated Forester Value Fund, shared his investment strategy and stock picks.
In its latest push to boost its online business, Wal-Mart Stores has started selling health and beauty products online for home delivery. Will the effort by the world's largest retailer help convince shoppers to stock their medicine cabinent online?
Stocks fell on Tuesday after the Dow closed near the 10,000 mark on Monday. What is the best move for investors now? Roy Williams, CEO of Prestige Wealth Management, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their investment insights.
New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.
The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading. The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.
Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Two years ago today, the Dow and S&P hit their all-time highs. The Nasdaq hit its high (not an all-time high) a few weeks later. Here are some factoids on the indices and the VIX since 10/9/07.
Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.