The bull market is seeing the equivalent of its first gray hairs and the proof is in Tuesday's blast of merger activity.» Read More
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday.
Fed officials, huddling in Washington for a second day Wednesday, are likely to be discussing how to tweak policy later in the year. Those changes could include a new way of communicating their low rate policy, and what they will do when their Operation Twist ends in December.
Oil prices have plunged near a three-month low amid poor growth prospects, but U.S. drivers may be the biggest winners of the recent selloff.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers.
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Stocks rose to new highs as investors reacted to strong home-price gains and a jump in consumer confidence.
Not only has job growth been slow, but too many new jobs have paid poorly. That could change in the coming year.
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