The S&P 500 logged its best one-day percentage gain in three months on Thursday after GDP data showed the economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter.
On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.
The Smart Choices nutrition labeling program, created voluntarily by nine large U.S. manufacturers, is halting after federal regulators said such systems could mislead consumers, officials with the labeling group said Friday.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater. The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC in an interview that the economy will grow at a significant ate in the second half of this year and positive growth in 2010 at a level that will begin to gradually bring down the unemployment rate. Is he right? Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. Economist at JPMorgan discussed his insights.
Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.
Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week.
Confused by the sector’s mixed signals? Allow Mad Money to offer some clarity.
Concerns persist over the potential for a market pullback. Thomas McManus, CIO of Wells Fargo Advisors, shared his investing insights.
Three new stories may offer hope for the class warfare that has run roughshod over our national psyche of late: a Cadbury descendant called Kraft that "American plastic cheese company", Michael Moore's "Capitalism" movie flopped, and the Louvre is opening a McDonald's.
All major U.S. Indexes declined 1.8% or more for the week, logging weekly losses for a 2-straight week. A pullback in Industrials, a worse than expected ISM Manufacturing September reading, and continued weakness in the U.S. jobs data also pushed the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) up by 11.8% for the week.
Bullish traders are lapping up options in PepsiCo after Deutsche Bank raised its earnings forecast for the beverage company. Call volume surged almost 700 percent.
Despite a pull back in the U.S. equity markets last week, the S&P and Nasdaq Composite are having their best September since 1998 so far, while the Dow is on track for its biggest % gain in September since 2007. Even though September ranks as the worst month historically on average for all three indices, the Nasdaq Composite has traded up 12 sessions out of 19 as of Monday's close while the Dow and S&P have finished up 11 days of 19.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.
Stocks rallied Monday, after a three-day losing streak, as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.
After missing in action for much of this year's stock rally, mergers and acquisitions are making a big comeback.