The issue isn't foreclosures, gluts or average home prices. It's jobs and the economy.
Even stocks that have little to do with housing, like those of oil giants and drug companies, feel the impact of real-estate data.
As the de facto software for enterprise communications, CRM continues to climb, and there's no reason to think it will stop.
When you consider the strength of earnings, the economic outlook becomes a lot less gloomy.
A week ago, we thought Macy's, with its strong performance, was an outlier. Turns out it was the consensus.
Awful second-quarter earnings from Vestas show that wind power is still a poor investment at the mercy of government spending.
No one wants to say it out loud, but many investors see a silver lining in all the negative economic stats: changes in Washington.
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