Stocks struggled to hold their gains ahead of the close as energy and techs weakened and after excitement over France and Germany's potential rescue aid for Greece waned.
Stocks were higher Friday amid choppy trading after French President Nicholas Sarkozy hinted at a deal to resolve the Greek debt crisis and after investors were encouraged by a positive reading on the leading indicators index.
One hundred years ago, three companies created the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, what will later be known as International Business Machines (IBM).
IBM turns 100 this week and big blue has come a long way from selling meat slicers and industrial clocks back in 1911.
On the heels of LinkedIn’s successful initial public offering, many of Silicon Valley’s biggest investors are throwing millions in seed capital at a handful of startups looking to cash in on something called “crowd commerce,” where everything and everyone has a price.
"Last year, in the run-up to its centennial celebration in 2011, IBM launched an exploration of its 100-year history. One of the goals was to discover what it takes to survive and make progress over a long period of time. The exercise produced a new conviction about the future of the organization and work—plus a prescription for acting on it. The conviction is that it’s time to reinvent the modern corporation," writes the author.
After the bell, Hewlett-Packard landed on the trader radar after another major management shakeup at the tech titan.
Financial companies have paraded into the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve to say they are not large or risky enough to threaten the financial system, the New York Times reports.
As the Dow approaches the 12,000-mark, here is a look at the winners and losers since the index last hit this level back in June 19, 2008.
This genuine secular growth trend is worth buying on the way down, he said.
Stocks gave up all of the day's earlier gains Tuesday to close lower for a fifth straight session, after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged the economic slowdown, but didn't imply any further monetary stimulus ahead.
Stocks remained higher in the final hour of trading Tuesday amid light volume, ahead of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on the economic outlook.
Stocks gained Tuesday amid a low-volume session, led by gains in energy, as the dollar declined to a one-month low.
"We all think we will be happy when we finally have some downtime – when we can get away, disconnect, shut down. You may even daydream about withdrawing from the rat race full-time. What you don’t know is that all that peace and quiet will ruin your state of mind," writes former White House Economic Adviser Todd Buchholz in this guest blog for his new book, "RUSH."
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The Fast traders think a relief rally is the most likely market scenario for Friday, but around 1325 the gang says fade the S&P gains.
The technology may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief question and answer session to get you in the know.
Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are relatively unchanged since the beginning of the year, as companies increase dividend payments, partially offseting gains in stock prices, which would push yields lower.
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