NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. stocks ended steady on Thursday as a mixed quarterly earnings season winds down, but Treasury yields fell to two week lows as investors hedged positions ahead of the monthly U.S. government employment report due on Friday. The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report is forecast to show nonfarm payrolls rose by 202,000 in April while the... » Read More
Earnings season heats up as Intel and Yahoo beat expectations; Hank Greenberg gets a legal victory and the FDA approves Vivus anti-obesity pill.
CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony on Capitol Hill today and whether the Fed will take additional action to help create jobs. The FMHR traders share their plays on the Fed's testimony.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) urges the Fed to do whatever it needs to do to get the economy back on its feet and encourages Fed Chairman Bernanke to use whatever "tools" are at the Fed's disposal to "get to work" and get Americans back to work.
Investors should be looking at investment grade corporate credit rather than Treasurys, Gina Sanchez, Director of Equity and Asset Allocation Strategy at Roubini Global Economics told CNBC.
The FMHR traders have the play on coal stocks, and John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf CIO, provides his perspective on additional quantitative easing, 10-year yields and whether China is headed for a hard landing.
Sterling Smith, Citibank Institutional Client Group, discusses the play on the precious metal ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony on Capitol Hill later this week.
Italy gets a downgrade; videogame sales continue to plummet; Ackmans sets sights on P&G; Lexmark revises outlook and Google’s Larry Page is back in the office.
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By this time next year we’ll see unemployment higher than today's 8.2 percent and Federal Reserve policies are progressively having less impact, Pimco co-founder Bill Gross told CNBC’s “Street Signs” on Wednesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market.
A promising start but disappointing end to the trading day, Fitch reaffirms Rating on the U.S., as share price climbs traders are turning to options to trade stocks like Apple, Apple removes its green certification, Yoga instructor fired for enforcing cell phone ban at Facebook.
As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.
Another tough Monday for the markets but Alcoa starts earnings season on a positive note; USDA reports the drought is getting worse; Denny’s is heading to China and the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner is heading to Japan.
CNBC's Rick Santelli wants to know why the Federal Reserve is on "hold" until 2015 and the 10-year Note is not able to breach 1 percent.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market and U.S. dollar.
The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in bonds, and the market's reaction to the latest jobs numbers.
Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, weigh in on June's weaker-than-expected employment report.
Pfizer sued over generic Lipitor delay; Seagate sees shares slip on weak revenue; speculation mounts over Yahoo CEO short list.