Stocks remain virtually unchanged despite data indicating US economic growth was slightly better in the second quarter than initially estimated.
Oil slips after a surprise rise in crude inventories. Second-quarter growth is revised up, but the pace remains slow. Pending home sales climb. The Fed's Beige Book is also on tap. WellPoint rises after its CEO resigns.
Dahlman Rose downgrades steel companies, and Whole Foods is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Research In Motion is initiated with an 'equal weight,' and Agrium is initiated with an 'overweight.'
Look at the way the market reacted to Joy Global's earnings. Skittish investors are reacting sharply to any hiccup.
The market heads for a down-ending note to a down month.
Ciena reports better-than-expected earnings, while TiVo posts weak results and guidance.
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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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