With the Dow Jones industrial average on track for its best January since 1989 and the S&P 500 off to its fastest start since 1997, one of Wall Street's most-accurate prediction tools, the January Barometer, is flashing a green light for stocks.
A deal to acquire the New York Stock Exchange shows how technology is transforming the world’s markets.
There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.
Brent crude rose in heavy trading and U.S. crude dipped as the beginning of the annual rebalancing of a key commodities index widened the spread between the two contracts.
Shares in Vodafone rose almost 3 percent on Tuesday after its partner in U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless said it would be "feasible" to buy out the British group in what would be one of the biggest corporate deals ever.
Oil eased below $111 a barrel on Monday as investors looked toward the start up of a Midwest pipeline.
Major brokers are readying themselves for battle over millions of dollars in swaps trading revenues this year, when the market opens up to stock exchanges.
Oil overcame early selling pressure, inching above $110 a barrel on Thursday, as investors reacted to mixed U.S. economic data and the ongoing stalemate on U.S. budget talks.
The Federal Reserve's bond-purchasing and low interest rate policies are buying Washington to solve the nation's debt crisis, said Pimco's Head of Global Equities Neel Kashkari.
Apple's market capitalization fell below $500 billion on Thursday as shares of the world's most valuable listed company continued to slide.