Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.
Shares of cellular carriers and chip suppliers rose following Apple's announcement of a new iPad. But Apple's stock was little-changed.
Ahead of Apple’s expected announcement of the iPad 3, the “Fast Money” traders shared a few second-derivative ways to play the space.
Apple, maker of the wildly popular iPhone and iPad, leapt across the $500 billion mark in terms of market capitalization on Feb. 29, 2012. But if the stock seems too expensive, here are other ways to play an Apple rally.
Apple is betting a 4G-equipped iPad will tempt more U.S. consumers to pay extra to watch high-quality video on the go, and in turn, give Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc a revenue boost.
Contenders for the Republican presidential nomination will put social media to the test Tuesday.
I don't think the rally is over, but traders today were clearly getting antsy, particularly over the low volume.
CNBC's Jon Fortt has the update on AT&T cracking down on smartphone data hogs by ending unlimited data plans.
Smartphone users who try to get the most out of their devices are learning exactly what that means, even while paying for plans that promise unlimited consumption.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum says he might not be a better businessman, but he'll make a better president; the Midwest is still reeling from deadly tornadoes; and AT&T says it is capping its data plans on 3G and 4G smartphones, and will now charge penalities to data hogs.
Stocks abruptly turned mixed in the final seconds of trading Monday, with the Dow ending in negative territory, while the S&P 500 still managed to log its best close since June 2008. Still, the Dow and the S&P 500 are both on track to posting their best February since 1998.
U.S. futures were weaker, with European stocks mostly down. Over the weekend, the Group of 20 (G20) finance finisters punted on expanding the International Monetary Fund’s own bailout fund, insisting Europe expand its own fund first.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday, tracking losses in European shares, after the G20 told Europe over the weekend it must commit mor ecapital to fight the debt crisis before seeking more help.
The mobile computing industry it has conquered in just five years is changing rapidly, and nothing, not even Apple’s vaunted brand premium appears guaranteed. the New York Times reports.
With record cash in their coffers and investors eager to make up for a lost year in 2011, dividend stocks are paying out even more cash this month. TheStreet.com look at seven of the stocks that hiked payouts in the last week.
Barcelona becomes the center of the wireless universe beginning this weekend as more than 60,000 people descend upon the city for Mobile World Congress. Set within the atmospherics of a palace on a hill, the show is arguably the wireless industry's most important gathering of the year.
A woman walks down High Street on her lunch hour. Passing a bus kiosk, she waves her Samsung Galaxy at a “smart poster” to download coupons. Minutes later she enters a favorite eatery, orders lunch, and flashes her phone at a point-of-sale device to “cash in” a discount on her entree. On the bus ride back to the office, she uses her smart phone to pay the fare.
T-Mobile USA plans to spend its way to contention as a must-have wireless carrier.
Sony's PS Vita is the "ultimate portable gaming device" that will provide music, video, Internet access and, oh yes, 25 game titles to billions of gamers, Sony Consumer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton told CNBC Wednesday.
Every quarter hedge funds and large investors file their holdings with the SEC, revealing value picks, cyclical bets, growth opportunities and activist pushes. TheStreet.com details five stocks that hedge funds flocked to.