The Dow dropped more than 200 points, or 2 percent Thursday as traders shook off encouraging earnings from Goldman Sachs and eBay, worried more about China and Obama's plan to crack down on Wall Street.
Concerns about monetary tightening in China hit investor sentiment before hours, with stock index futures pointing to a lower open for Wall Street.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan. 21.
With Monday's extension of the current rally, all but one of the S&P 500 now have market caps over $1 billion. 32 of these are still trading for less than $10 per share.
Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.
Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.
Profits and sales were down for another quarter at UPS, but investors will be looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season to see if the world's largest shipping carrier—and the U.S. economy—are on the road to recovery. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of UPS.
Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.
Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices.
Despite promises by President Barack Obama, more than 70 million Americans who have health insurance through their jobs could be open to higher costs or denials of some coverage under a leading overhaul plan making its way through Congress.
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The IBM model is turning into something of a playbook for other massive tech companies looking to come up with a new, more efficient, streamlined way of banking profits.
Google, IBM and AMD are the next tech giants to report earnings after the bell on Thursday. So what should investors expect? David Eiswert, portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates, shared his insights.
More Nobel Prize winners were announced this week, and it was interesting to note that a record number of women (five) were honored this year. This dovetails with something I’ve been hearing a lot recently – women on the rise throughout the U.S. economy and the world.
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The corner office is getting a bit more bullish about the economy. While investors have been bidding up shares in the stock market for months, many chief executives and boards had privately remained skittish about their own businesses until recently.
Wall Street will quickly shift its focus to corporate earnings news once the books are closed on the third quarter this week.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Cisco and Merck popped while IBM and Xerox dropped.
The Dow and S&P rallied on Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as a string of corporate takeovers fueled optimism that value remained in the market.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.