Stocks have advanced throughout the day, recapturing much of Wednesday's losses.
Despite losses in most of its markets, the Detroit automaker's domestic market remains strong.
Seeking to capitalize on surging demand for its profitable F-150s, it's adding 2,000 workers to its Kansas City factory.
US markets are set for a higher open on ECB rate cut, upbeat earnings reports.
The Japanese automaker has slashed the cost of 7 of its most popular vehicles in an attempt to stop losing US market share.
Stocks are lower after payroll company ADP estimated that only 119,000 private sector jobs were added in April -- the fewest in 7 months.
If you think the US government is a financial basket case, another country is exponentially worse. A collapse in its currency and stock market is all but certain. The only question is when.
Earnings are starting to look a bit better with half the S&P 500's quarterly results in. Revenue, however, is a different and bothersome story.
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