Companies are trying to use America's weight to their advantage.
Apple begins selling its latest smartphone worldwide. Spain and the European Commission are reportedly discussing reforms that would lead to a bailout. McDonald's and several other companies increase their dividends.
Some stocks in the sector have seen massive gains this year, causing shorts to back off.
AK Steel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is initiated with a 'buy.'
After FDA approval of its obesity drug, the biotech now awaits a DEA letter and the final decision from the EMA.
An analyst says the weight-loss drug Qsymia can't live up to investors' expectations.
Chartists, analysts and the public missed the boat on some key earnings. How else can we explain these market moves?
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Plus, after much ado, Softbank is oh-so-close to acquiring Sprint.
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