Stocks closed mostly lower after a volatile week marked by swinging prices of commodities and currencies, as investors wrestled with the implications of a worsening European debt crisis and a global economic slowdown.
Stocks traded lower ahead of the close as the dollar rose, and financial stocks fell amid fears of a worsening European debt crisis.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg tries to solve the confusion arising from the Yahoo/Alibaba squabble.
Stocks slumped, after fluctuating much of the morning, as financials fell and the dollar added to gains.
Stock index futures gained slightly ahead of the open after the government reported consumer prices rose in line with expectations.
Stocks tumbled 1 percent after three days of gains as a hike in oil and gas inventories triggered a selloff in commodities amid worries of a slowdown in global growth.
Stocks pared losses but remained sharply lower after three days of gains as commodities sank, triggered by an uptick in oil and gasoline inventories against a backdrop of worries over Greek debt and the health of China's economy.
At first glance, you’d think the news of a Greece EU exit would be bullish for the euro. But market pros sold euro and sold it hard on the news. What gives?
The stock market debut of Chinese social network Renren will have turned heads at Facebook. The sky-high valuation when shares were priced on Wednesday (at more than 70 times 2010 revenues) conveyed a simple message: investors are hungry for growth. And there is no other growth story with the allure of the Chinese internet. The FT reports.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's "Squawk on the Street."
Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.
Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.
The Street again turned attention to beleaguered Yahoo!, sending shares to a 52-week high, after top hedge fund manager David Einhorn revealed a bullish position.
David Einhorn, of Greenlight Capital, discloses his new position in Yahoo, with the Fast Money team.
The big news that Osama Bin Laden was finally dead wasn't reported first by a cable or broadcast TV channel, nor by a news wire or newspaper. Twitter broke the news, long before anyone even knew what the news was, when IT consultant who lived in the vicinity of Bin Laden's compound complained about the noise.
Investors will be attracted to Microsoft if it raises its dividend over 3 percent, but don't expect to hear that tonight during the company's earnings report, said Walter Pritchard, director and software analyst at Citi.
Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Although Apple is among the most loved stocks on Wall Street, there's growing chatter that Apple could be setting up for failure.
Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.