Stocks logged another decline in choppy trading Wednesday following the Fed's meeting minutes and after conflicting reports suggesting the ECB could halt monetary operations to certain Greek banks, reigniting jitters over the debt-ridden nation.
Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Wednesday:
With Europe’s latest crisis keeping markets on edge, investors are hoping to find clues as to what might tip the Fed towards more easing in Wednesday’s release of Fed meeting minutes.
Happy Friday! With a parade of major retailers and some smaller tech firms on tap to post earnings next week, check out what analysts expect and how to trade some of the top companies.
Employee turnover levels at retailers are on the rise, particularly among part-time store workers and positions tied to the booming ecommerce sector, according to the findings of a new survey by global management firm Hay Group.
Stocks finished in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P falling below its key 1400 milestone, weighed down by a weak ISM non-manufacturing report and as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's government jobs data.
With the early start of spring and Easter behind us, retail sales have slowed in April, with many retailers falling short of analysts' estimates.
European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."
U.S. stock index futures climbed Thursday, boosted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
Europe’s economy and changes at J.C. Penney may give the weather blame game competition when retailers release their upcoming sales and earnings reports.
Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.
Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy's reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy.
March retail sales strong: March same-store sales up 3.9 percent, well above estimates of 3.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics. Now for the bad news...
U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:
Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February, as rising consumer confidence is helping consumers to feel more comfortable spending again.
U.S. stock index futures held their modest gains Thursday, after jobless claims declined in the previous week to hold near four-year lows.
The Thomson Reuters Same Store Sales Index, which tracks the companies that will report monthly sales late Wednesday and early Thursday, is expected to rise 4.8 percent in February. That's on top of last February's 4.0 percent gain.
Good results or bad — It won’t be long before retailers have to rip off the monthly same-store sales Band-Aid when the report comes out Thursday.
"We are in the worst economic crisis since 1929," Credit Agricole CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet. If you think the Greece mess is costless or bloodless, just look at the European bank news this morning. At least four banks posted poor earnings and cited losses on their Greek holdings.