A new report says backed-up highways mean a stronger economy, with more people taking to the roads to get to work.
These dividend funds added the tech company to their holdings and can now stand to gain from the increased payout.
Investors are digesting a slew of earnings as they await jobless claims data.
S&P says yes, and assigns a AA+ rating to the company.
A research group's report claims more Lone Star State workers in the sector than ranchers, but it fails to mention all of those in oil and gas.
Big Blue has an outsized effect on the blue-chip index because of its price. If the stock were simply flat, the DJIA would be up 100 points.
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund buys Apple, sells Procter & Gamble.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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