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Merck overhauls R&D operations: Report. Apple says 'no' to Icahn proposal for bigger buyback and dividend payouts. Twitter in focus today as shares take a breather on analyst concern about run-up in stock.
Health Stocks Lead Markets Higher
Markets snapped a three-day losing steak to finish higher after strong trade data, with health stocks notable among the strong performers. Jane Searle from The Street speaks to Brendan Cryan's Derek Orth.
'Amazing' Facts About the Stock Market
Does stock-market strength beget more stock-market strength? MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert sorts through some of the rallying cries voiced by the bulls and Wall Street cheerleaders.
Stocks Higher On Wall Street; Turkey Vows To Act
U.S. stocks rose for the first time in four days, following a big slump prompted by worries about global growth. Investors are watching U.S. company earnings news and waiting for the start of the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting. Emerging markets stabilized, as policymakers in Turkey said they would take action to stem the decline of the nation's currency.
Buy Stocks Like General Motors Amid Current Market Volatility
Volatility has picked up in the stock market over the last few weeks, providing investors with opportunities amid plenty of individual stock action. RealMoney Pro Contributor Chris Versace recommends looking for stocks that have a discrepancy between the business fundamentals and the stock price.
Markets Look to Rebound After a Tough January
January worse month for stock market since mid 2012, Stock Futures pointing to a slightly higher open for Wall Street. MarketWatch's Victor Reklaitis joins the Newshub. Photo: Getty Images.
Fed Uncertainty Equals Market Volatility
Wall Street just can't make up its mind - is the Federal Reserve closer to trimming its bond buying program or not? That indecision made for a volatile session, ending with stocks in a four-day slump. Part of the stock market's problem stemmed from the bond market. Yields on the 10-year note spiked to the highest in almost three months.
US Stocks Open Higher A Day After Big Loss
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, as the market turns positive after its worst day in two months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 35 points, or 0.2 percent, at 16,292 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite rose 18 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,131. Time Warner Cable rose 2 percent, after the company rejected a takeover offer from Charter Communications. The market has gotten off to a weak start this year.
Will Bull Market Run Over Retail Investors
U.S. stocks have been notching new record highs all year. The Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index, the broadest measure of the stock market, is up more than 20 percent so far for 2013. The financial crisis five years ago scarred many retail investors as the plunge in stocks ravaged their investments. But many have paid down debt and have watched home values improve. Increasingly confident and hungry for investment gains, they're edging back into the stock market.
Markets Slump After Goldmans' Stock Valuation Warning
The S&P 500 notched its largest fall in more than a month after Goldman Sachs warned stock valuations were high. Investors are also speculating over the likelihood of further stimulus cuts when the Federal Reserve meets later in January. Stocks are being punished for any earnings misses as earnings season kicks off while markets await retail sales data tomorrow and inflation data on Thursday.