Stocks climbed steadily to finish near their best levels Thursday as the euro erased its drop versus the greenback and after a handful of better-than-expected economic data.But volume remained thin in the final week of trading for the year.
Futures held their modest gains Thursday even after a slight increase in weekly unemployment benefits and mixed results from the Italian bond auction.
The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits, the New York Times reports.
Three things need to happen for Netflix to recover from a precipitous drop in share value, a top Internet analyst said Thursday on “Fast Money.”
A new survey finds Netflix customers are very satisfied with its service, but Cit still cut the price target from $94 to $80, with with Mark Mahaney, Citigroup Investment Research internet analyst, and discussing whether there is a Yahoo deal in the works, and increase activity in Akamai, with the Fast Money traders.
Stocks picked up some momentum into the afternoon session, as banks gained more than 2 percent and Wall Street shook off fears of a global economic slowdown.
Futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street as investors looked for more indications on the strength of the U.S. economic recovery and whether the latest proposal to solve the European sovereign debt crisis will prove effective.
Shares of Yahoo are rising on news the company is discussing a plan to cut 15% of its stake in Alibaba. WSJ reporter Gina Chon broke the story and has the details.
Yahoo’s board will consider a deal to sell its holdings in Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate back to their majority owners in a complicated tax-free deal valued at about $17 billion, according to people briefed on the matter, the New York Times reports. the New York Times reports.
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