Shares of Groupon surged 23% in premarket trading Tuesday after the daily deals company reported narrower losses and better-than-expected sales, giving investors hope that the company can steady its ship.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors digested a weak private-sector jobs report and mostly upbeat corporate results.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday as investors focused on a weak private-sector jobs report.
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U.S. stocks rose modestly Thursday as investors welcomed mostly positive economic news and digested testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Corporate America has managed to rake in robust profits over the past few years in spite of the weak economy. But that's about to change.
For a company that relies so heavily on government spending, Cisco -- surprisingly -- managed to squeeze out some good news for a change.
Business social network LinkedIn released its first financial results since its initial public offering in May, and reported a surprise profit on sales that beat analysts expectations.
Exxon Mobil on Thursday reported a profit of $10.7 billion in the second quarter, up 41% from the prior year, driven in part by higher gas prices.
U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Friday, with futures losing momentum after Caterpillar released disappointing earnings.
The bond market has begun to look more and more like a seller's market, and experts don't expect that to change anytime soon.
Retailers booked another strong month of sales in April, thanks to a rush of Easter shopping.
The first wave of quarterly financial results has come and gone, and investors have liked what they've seen. As a bigger batch of companies open their books next week, corporate earnings will continue to remain in focus.
The municipal bond market is finally starting to recover from a severe winter slump, and some experts say the outlook for state and local government debt is sunnier than ever.
The quarterly celebration known as earnings season gets underway this week, and investors are eager to see how a resurgent Corporate America is coping with rising energy and commodity prices.
The quarterly celebration known as earnings season gets underway next week, and investors are eager to see how a resurgent Corporate America is coping with rising energy and commodity prices.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday as strength in the technology sector offset weakness in energy producers and industrial companies.
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So much for bad weather keeping consumers out of the shopping malls.
American consumers are finally opening their wallets again, according to an exclusive CNNMoney survey, raising hopes that the long-suffering economy could get a boost.
U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Monday, as investors mulled earnings results from McDonald's and Halliburton, with no market-moving economic reports on tap.
Stocks kicked off 2011 with gains last week despite lackluster economic news, but the week ahead could be more challenging as the quarterly earnings season gets underway.
Holiday sales lost speed in December after a strong surge in the prior month, with many store chains reporting softer-than-expected monthly results Thursday.
U.S. stocks were poised to edge slightly higher Thursday, even though the morning brought a report showing a rise in jobless claims and softer-than-expected same-store retail sales. Investors remain somewhat optimistic ahead of Friday's big jobs report.
A full month of deals, capped off by extra-deep Black Friday discounts, gave a boost to retailers' store sales in November in a solid kickoff to the holiday season.
Retailers reported strong sales results for October on Thursday despite the still-struggling economy.
Stocks gained steam to close the session sharply higher Monday, extending last week's rally, on upbeat earnings from Citigroup and improvement in the housing sector.
U.S. stocks were poised to slide at the start of trading Monday as investors remained concerned about the state of the overall economy.
Retail sales rose in September, the government reported Friday, fueling hopes that momentum will translate into a robust holiday shopping season for retailers.
U.S. stocks were set for a lower open Tuesday, as investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting and looked ahead to the first big batch of third-quarter results.
Retailers on Thursday reported strong sales results for September, as shoppers loaded up on discounted items amid the still-struggling economy.
The back-to-school shopping season got off to a sluggish start in July, as retailers reported mixed sales for the month Thursday.
Procter & Gamble shares tumbled more than 3% Tuesday after the consumer products maker announced lower-than-expected earnings and sales in its fiscal fourth quarter.
U.S. stocks were set for gains Tuesday, looking to extend the previous session's rally, as investors braced for another round of corporate results and reports on housing and consumer confidence.
The quarterly reporting period kicks into full swing this week, with 122 of the largest companies due to report, giving investors more clarity on how corporate America - and the consumer -- are faring amid the economic slowdown.
U.S. stocks were poised for a weak open Monday as anxiety about corporate profits weighed on investors.
The stock market's best week in a year has restored some confidence to battered investors, but the real test begins Monday when companies start reporting second quarter profits and losses.
Consumers pulled out their wallets and hit their favorite discount and department stores in May, helping retailers post their ninth straight month of increasing sales.
The Dow Jones industrial average broke its 8-week winning streak last week, ending its longest run of gains in six years and setting stocks up for what could be a bigger pullback.
U.S. stocks were headed for a positive open Thursday as investors reacted to a surge in Exxon earnings and easing concerns about the debt problems in Europe.
U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Wednesday, following a global selloff, as optimism over earnings outweighed concerns about Greece ahead of a key statement from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks have been on a tear, with the Dow industrials rising for eight straight weeks, the longest winning streak in six years. But with a slew of quarterly reports and a Fed meeting on tap, another up week could be tough.
The first-quarter reporting period kicks into high gear this week, even as investors continue to mull the ramifications of Goldman Sachs' fraud charge and the latest batch of readings on the recovery.
A strong first-quarter reporting period is underway, igniting what could be a big year for corporate profit growth.
Stocks managed gains Monday, with the Dow industrials closing above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months, after European leaders made loans available to Greece, tempering fears that the nation might have to default on its debt.
Investors return to work this week with the Dow just short of 11,000, the Nasdaq nearing a two-year high and the first-quarter reporting period set to take off.
Retail sales posted the biggest single monthly gain on record in March, the seventh straight month of increases and a signal of rebounding consumer spending.
U.S. stocks were set to rise Tuesday, as investors returned from a holiday weekend to see two Dow components post earnings results.
Stocks surged Monday, starting off a new month with gains, as investors welcomed better-than-expected reports on personal income, manufacturing and Exxon Mobil's profit.
Better-than-expected results from big names JPMorgan Chase and Intel failed to inspire investors last week. Can this week's crop of marquee name companies recharge the rally's engine?
Economic optimism has been fueling gains on Wall Street for weeks but investors may be in for a bumpy ride ahead, as the quarterly reporting period gets underway.
U.S. stocks were expected to open higher Monday, the start of a week that will see the first of the fourth-quarter corporate results reports.
A worse-than-expected December jobs report last week couldn't derail the economic optimism that's been fueling stock gains for months. But the weeks ahead could prove challenging, as the quarterly reporting period gets underway.
Retailers placed a lot of hope on the Thanksgiving weekend gift buying this year, but merchants failed to get the big sales boost they were seeking.
Despite much hope that Americans are finally thawing out of their year-long self-imposed shopping freeze, store sales last month were good in pockets -- but not great, as many analysts were hoping.
A far better-than-expected third-quarter reporting period is nearly over, closing the door on the longest streak of declining profits since Thomson Reuters began tracking the numbers 15 years ago.
Last week's big selloff did more than just rattle investors: it put an end to a seven-month win streak that had pushed the S&P 500 more than 60% above the March lows.
Stocks were headed for a lower open Wednesday, as investors remained nervous about the corporate results being reported.
The Dow reclaimed 10,000 on Monday, hitting its highest point in over a year, as a weak dollar, higher commodity prices and some earnings optimism fired up a broad market advance.
So far, so good. But next week brings the first big test for corporate profits.
U.S. stocks were expected to open lower Friday after General Electric posted lower-than-expected revenue and Bank of America reported a worse-than-expected loss.
Wall Street has spiked nearly 50% in less than five months -- and that's both good and bad.
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Merchants suffered their second-worst monthly sales of the year in July -- a trend that could signal that the back-to-school shopping season, the second-biggest selling period of the year, will be much weaker than expected.
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Can a recharged stock market rally withstand the biggest week of corporate profit reports yet?
Stocks gained Tuesday after a choppy session in which investors welcomed Goldman Sachs' better-than-expected results but showed caution ahead of all the quarterly reports due in the weeks ahead.
Will the big banks do it again?
The spring stock market rally has lost momentum right as investors are primed to face another big hurdle: the start of the second-quarter reporting period.
Bank, tech and commodity shares rose Thursday, but the broad market wavered as Alcoa's narrower-than-expected quarterly loss failed to dispel concerns about the start of the quarterly reporting period.
Wall Street erased most of its losses by the close Wednesday, as investors set aside concerns about the economy to gear up for the quarterly reporting period, which got underway after the closing bell with Alcoa.
Stocks plunged Tuesday, falling to two-month lows, as fears that the market has gotten ahead of any economic recovery were ramped up ahead of the start of the quarterly reporting period.
The two-month old stock market rally looks to extend its legs in the week ahead, provided Wall Street can surmount a few big hurdles.
A stock rally that hit some potholes last week is likely to face more substantial roadblocks in the week ahead.
Stocks opened lower Monday as a slew of merger and earnings news rattled investors.
As the profit reporting period moves into its busiest two weeks, investors have reason to be a bit more optimistic.
A rally in financial shares helped stocks cut losses Monday at the end of a choppy session following a five-week advance and ahead of a barrage of quarterly results.
The five-week old stock rally faces its biggest test yet this week: The arrival of the first big basket of what is likely to be a rotten batch of quarterly results.
Wal-Mart Stores reported March sales Thursday that were much softer than analysts' forecasts, citing an "Easter calendar shift" that it expects to push holiday-related purchases into April.
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Americans bagged plenty of discount goods and even some pricey fashion merchandise in February, giving retailers reason for hope after a protracted recession-induced sales slump.
Stocks gained early Thursday, bouncing off 3-month lows, as investors took abysmal readings on wholesale inflation and jobless claims in stride.
Companies repurchased huge chunks of their own stock when prices were peaking. Buybacks for S&P 500 companies hit a high of $150 billion in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to Thomson Reuters.
Stocks churned Wednesday morning after some dismal earnings reports and key jobs reports that were bad, but not as bad as had been feared.
After closing out the Dow industrials and S&P 500's worst January ever, investors might be hoping for a little breathing room before the next wave of negative reports hit. No such luck.
Investors this week will face the largest batch of company report cards yet, in what is quickly shaping up to be the worst quarter for corporate profits in a decade.
European markets opened solidly in negative territory Wednesday, following earlier selloffs across Asia and on Wall Street.
Investors not fixated on the inauguration will be bemoaning corporate health as the first big wave of quarterly results are unleashed upon the markets. And it could get ugly.
Stocks dropped after the opening bell, following a report showing a huge decline in jobs.
If you're looking for some theme music for the upcoming wave of earnings reports, a funeral dirge is probably most appropriate.
Stocks slipped Thursday morning as weak sales results from Wal-Mart and other retailers combined with jitters about Friday's jobs report, sparking an early selloff.
It's going to be ugly when leading store chains report their December sales numbers Thursday.
For most merchants, the 2008 holiday shopping season couldn't be over fast enough.
Stocks rose Tuesday morning as investors shrugged off a report showing a big drop in home construction and looked to the Federal Reserve - expected to cut interest rates to historic lows this afternoon.
When stores report their November sales Thursday, analysts expect the scorecard will look pretty bleak once again.
Stocks slipped Monday morning as investors considered Citigroup's sweeping job cuts and geared up for a slew of economic news due later this week.
Stocks tumbled Tuesday morning as recession fears remained front and center, with the automakers and financial services firms under pressure.
Leading retail chains are poised to report the worst monthly sales in eight years on Thursday in another solid sign of an economy in distress.
Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that its profit climbed 48 percent in the third quarter, but the company reduced its full-year sales outlook, showing that the online retailer cannot escape the weak economy
Dismal September sales results from mall-based apparel chains, released Thursday, offered more fresh evidence that American consumers, spooked by the financial meltdown, shut their wallets tight last month