There's a tug of war going on between rising employment and rising bond yields.
Stocks are higher and the S&P crossed above 1,700 for the first time after jobless claims fell to lowest level in nearly 6 years.
Comcast is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Symantec is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Aeropostale is upgraded to 'buy,' and Denny's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Cabot Oil & Gas is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Merck is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Many didn't even hear mobile rushing their way either. The real winner may be the company that enthusiasts love to hate.
The Fed chief is set to continue his testimony on Congress. Verizon, Google to report quarterly results.
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The idea of US crude being a shelter from turmoil abroad may not be as far fetched as it seems.
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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.
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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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