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22 Apr, 2013, 08:30 ET The Market Rebounds and Sea World Makes its Debut

Most stocks saw gains on Friday, bouncing back from losses on Thursday when the S&P 500 closed below its 50-day moving average for the first...


19 Apr, 2013, 07:30 ET The Market Slips Lower and eBay Falls on Earnings Outlook

All three major indexes fell lower on Thursday after a range of companies reported disappointing earnings including eBay. Thursday was the third...


18 Apr, 2013, 09:45 ET Weak Earnings and Oil Falling Push Market Lower as Apple Falls to One Year Low

Disappointing earnings reports and commodities prices falling pushed stocks lower on Wednesday. The Dow closed down 138 points, the Nasdaq...


16 Apr, 2013, 09:30 ET Gold Plummets, Market Posts Biggest Drop of Year, and Dish Network Offers $25.5B for Sprint

The market posted the biggest drop of the year on Monday, the biggest drop since Nov. 7 of last year. Gold fell below $1,400 an ounce for the...


15 Apr, 2013, 10:03 ET Major Indexes End Winning Streak and J.C. Penney to Start Selling Martha Stewart Goods

Stocks took a tumble on Friday after a drop in energy and mining companies ended the four day winning streak for all major indexes. Gold had the...


12 Apr, 2013, 07:30 ET Retailers Push Stocks Higher and Pfizer Inc. hits a new 52-Week High

Stocks got a push on Thursday after retailers including Rite Aid and Ross Stores turned in better sales. Ross Stores jumped 7 percent, the biggest...


11 Apr, 2013, 07:30 ET S&P 500 Hits an All-Time Record and Deutsche Telekom AG May Raise Bid for MetroPC

Boosted by technology and financial shares, stocks climbed higher on Wednesday with the S&P 500 climbing to a new all-time intra-day high in...


10 Apr, 2013, 07:30 ET Stocks Move Higher as Apple May Release New iPhone in Up to Three Different Sizes

Stocks edged slightly higher on Tuesday with earning season in motion. This week Bed Bath and Beyond, CarMax, and JPMorgan Chase are set to report...


08 Apr, 2013, 07:30 ET Stocks Fall on Weak Payrolls Report and Hewlett-Packard Chairman Resigns

Major indexes were down more than 1% on Friday after a report revealed that 88,000 jobs were added in March, significantly less than the forecast...


03 Apr, 2013, 08:41 ET The Dow Jones Hits New Record. Merz Pharma Group Interested In Buying Obagi for About $383.5M

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed to another record high, a boost the index got from strong auto sales and factory orders....


02 Apr, 2013, 11:20 ET U.S. Manufacturing Activity Expanded More Slowly in March and eBay Gets New Price Target

 The Institute for Supply Management revealed that its index of factory activity slipped to 51.3 percent. This is down from 54.2 percent...


01 Apr, 2013, 10:09 ET S&P 500 Climbs to New Record and EBay to Handle $110 Billion of Marketplace Volume in 2015

The Standard & Poor's 500 hit a new record Thursday morning; three weeks after the Dow Jones beat its 2007 record. EBay executives said the...


28 Mar, 2013, 10:00 ET Euro Debt Worries Drag Stocks Lower. Mattress Firm Holding Corp. Helped Push Mattress Companies Higher

Stocks dropped on Wednesday as continued worries over Europe and Cyprus restoring confidence in its banking system lingered. On Tuesday Mattress...


26 Mar, 2013, 09:45 ET Cyprus Secures Bailout but Major Exchanges still Decline. Shares of BlackBerry Take a Tumble after Downgrade

Cyprus reached a deal to avoid financial meltdown on Monday but comments from a top Euro Zone official Jeroen Dijsselbloem indicated that trouble...


25 Mar, 2013, 09:45 ET Cyprus-Debt Concerns Ease and Market Rebounds with Help from Strong Corporate Earnings. Nike Shares Soar to a Record

The market rebounded on Friday after disappointing sales announced by Oracle made many stocks drop on Thursday. Worries over the Cyprus debt...


22 Mar, 2013, 09:45 ET Apple Shares Bounce on Rumored iPhone 5S

Apple Inc. saw gains on Thursday as additional rumors about the pending iPhone 5S came to surface. According to tech blog Digitimes, the iPhone 5S...


21 Mar, 2013, 09:45 ET HealthSouth Corp. Soars to New 52-wk High on Share Buying Plans

Shares of HealthSouth Corp. hit a new 52-week high of $26.40 on Wednesday after announcing that the Company plans to buy back $232 million worth...


20 Mar, 2013, 10:00 ET Walgreen and AmerisourceBergen Sign $400 Billion 10 Year Deal

Walgreen Co. and its European partner Alliance Boots announced a 10 year deal with U.S. distributor AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday. The deal...


19 Mar, 2013, 09:45 ET Apple May Boost Dividend by 56% According to Analysts. Fed Agrees To Continue Quantitative Easing.

According to analysts who were surveyed by Bloomberg, Apple Inc. could be boosting its dividend by more than half. An average estimate from six...


18 Mar, 2013, 10:04 ET Apple Inc. Shares Rise After Galaxy Launch - Futures Indicate Lower Open as the Market Takes Back Some of its Gains

Apple shares hit an unusual high of $444.23 in intra-day trading on Friday; the highest point the stock has reached in two weeks. On Thursday,...


15 Mar, 2013, 09:38 ET MGM Resorts Shares Climb Higher as Billionaire Kerkorian may Boost his Stake. Market Trades Flat on Good Economic Data

A new SEC filing revealed that Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, 95 years old, could boost his position in MGM through his investment company Tracinda....


14 Mar, 2013, 10:00 ET BlackBerry Gets Single Biggest Purchase Order in Company History. Senate Panel to Approve Budget Safety Net

BlackBerry announced on Wednesday that an established partner ordered 1 million devices running the Company's newest operating system, BlackBerry...


13 Mar, 2013, 10:00 ET Cabela Inc. Hits New 52-wk High on Optimistic Q1 Outlook. Futures Showing Signs Of A Slight Pull Back

Cabela Inc. shares hit a new 52-week high of $60.98 on Tuesday after the Company revealed that it expects first-quarter profit to come in above...


12 Mar, 2013, 10:30 ET Zynga Shares Rise on Yahoo Buyout Speculation. Can the Market Keep Up the 7 Day Bull Rally?

Zynga Inc. shares soared to levels on Monday that has not been seen by the stock since last July, on the rumor that Yahoo! Inc. might consider...


06 Mar, 2013, 08:30 ET J. C. Penney Shares Sees New 52-week Low as Fight with Macys Continues. Dow Breaks Record!

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. shares dropped to a new 52-week low of $14.92 yesterday in intra-day trading. Department store Macy's is suing Martha...