The energy giant's acquisition of XTO, once considered a boneheaded move, is now garnering analyst enthusiasm. Will other oil companies follow the lead?
After overcoming so many potential pitfalls in January, this market is strong and going great guns despite the catcalls and worries.
The online retail giant is run brilliantly -- just not for the stock market.
A drop of 19 basis points would have been bad -- but 190? It's a reminder that you would rather be producing commodities than consuming them right now.
With last night's bullish, business-friendly speech about innovation and global competitiveness, the president paved the way for market growth.
The threat of $4 gas and its impact on the economy are far more worrisome than a pullback in commodities.
A brutal retreat may be in store for some industrial and rail shares that have had a prolonged advance from last year.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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