Alcoa kicks off the season Tuesday, and Wells Fargo is set to post results Friday.
Here are some key stock market moves for the year.
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
Stocks are down, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq.
Millions of students are using online platforms for free and open access to university courses. The concept decouples teaching and learning from the campus on a mass scale.
The sector continues to get crushed, and President Obama's re-election did nothing to change that.
China reports a slew of economic data as investors await US economic reports.
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US markets were able to rally hard and largely trim the day's losses. Meanwhile, a bounce in crude oil could be in the offing.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
This Texas family has a substantial income and doesn't splurge on extras but still finds there's little left at the end of the month.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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