The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
Stocks recovered just about all of Wednesday's losses. But the big drama comes Friday when the government issues its April jobs report. A bad report could hurt the market.
The group just seems right for rotation and appreciation.
Much reviled -- and still rejected by investors -- the oil giant now offers the potential for higher reward than rivals such as Exxon.
Bigger doesn't always mean better when it comes to exchange-traded funds.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'conviction sell,' and Boeing is upgraded to 'buy.'
Gas inventories fall unexpectedly. April auto sales figures will be announced. Automatic Data Processing and Allstate to report earnings. LDK Solar runs into trouble.
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These ETFs are benchmarked to extremely out-of-favor foreign markets that most investors would quickly pass over. Whoever said being a contrarian was easy?
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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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