Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The economy may have added as many as 200,000 jobs in July amid the backdrop of a pickup in manufacturing activity and fewer layoffs.
Stocks soared to set fresh closing highs on the first day of August, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data.
AIG stock is surging in after-hours trading after the company announced it would resume paying a dividend and would start buying back stock.
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U.S. stock index futures held their sharp gains Thursday, as Wall Street cheered upbeat economic data from China and Europe and a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
Traders are looking past ISM manufacturing data and weekly jobless claims, to the July nonfarm payrolls because it will be key in the Fed's decision making process.
The American stock market continues to rally leaving investors to ask how is that possible given $14 trillion of debt in the United States?
Former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg should be able to depose US Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke over the terms of AIG's bailout, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
If you're looking for a slow summer day, you won't find it this week.
If Detroit gets its way in bankruptcy court, the cost of borrowing for cities and states could spike, the CEO of bond insurer Assured Guaranty warns on CNBC.
Three years after Dodd-Frank was passed, the alphabet soup of banking regulators collaborating to write some 400 new industry rules are just 39 percent done.
Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.
Two stocks offer potential in the rising-rate environment that lies ahead, Barbara Marcin of GAMCO Investors says.
The U.S. financial risk council said it has designated AIG and GE Capital as systemically risky, bringing them under stricter regulatory oversight.
Because of the government's accounting chicanery, wealthy hedge funds may deserve a cut of the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Investors have already started to price in improved earnings in financial names, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso says.
Check out last year's top 10 picks from Omega Advisors founder Leon Cooperman and guess what you find? A 31 percent return.
The New York Court of Appeals said there was easily enough evidence to hold former AIG chief Maurice "Hank" Greenberg accountable for sham transactions at the insurer.
It's time to sit out the stock market right now, Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital says.