After hitting a wall of skepticism before Wednesday's close, the market is waiting for more positive news.
The index reclaimed its 1999 year-end levels Tuesday after more than 10 years of doldrums. Now we have a chance for a fresh start.
Don't be distracted by attempts to correlate gold with global events or interest rates. The rush is as simple as supply and demand.
Memo to president: When companies make more money, they hire more workers. It's that simple.
The EPA is backing away from tighter restrictions on pollutants. The news will be good for Peabody and Arch.
Semiconductor-maker ASML has boosted guidance across the board. Given its diverse clientele, this is huge for the sector.
Turns out the president's 'compromise' with the GOP is just a messy framework that leaves us in limbo.
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