Although the Dow soared to its biggest gain in almost two weeks, the market might be getting ahead of itself as investors eye a highly-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke last this week, strategists said.
Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America, two stocks that fallen sharply in recent days, present a "shocking parallel," said Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean of the Yale School of Management.
During the past month, investors have overreacted to the downside in their trading of the financial sector, and now is the time to buy, says Robert Albertson, chief strategist at Sandler O'Neill.
Placing a 30-percent probability on another recession occurring, one strategist said the most important issues for investors to consider are both U.S. and global economic growth and whether Europe is able to hold its debt situation together.
As the three major U.S. stock indexes continue to rally following last week's stock roller-coaster ride, mergers and acquisitions will continue despite increased volatility, one analyst said.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
Wal-Mart has agreed to settle lawsuits involving explosions of plastic gas cans.
The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.
The SEC has commenced an investigation into Barnes & Noble's accounting, pushing shares of the bookstore chain sharply lower.