It was the ninth positive week in the past 10 for the Dow and S&P.
The Nasdaq ended in slightly negative territory, pressured by a drop in biotech stocks caused by an change by Express Scripts.
Amazon lines up the last of its holiday sales, and the market closes early for Christmas. In between are reports from Steelcase and Walgreen.
Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.
Three recent restaurant IPOs -- Potbelly, Chuy's and Noodles & Co. -- and two giants -- Yum Brands and McDonald's -- didn't satisfying investors this year.
The S&P 500 closed out its biggest two-day advance since November 2011 on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session.
Offering companies that kids can relate to -- like Disney, Hasbro, Apple and Facebook -- often paves the way for a lifetime of investing.
Sudden twists in the price of oil and currency trading turned the stock market into a roller-coaster ride with major indexes ending lower Tuesday.
Stocks retreat worldwide as oil prices gave up early gains after OPEC restated its determination not to cut output despite a global energy glut.
Most investors don't think to look in this business sector for great dividend-paying stocks.
You have to take dividend increases in context. Companies can increase their dividends by huge percentages and still lag behind their peers.
U.S. stocks rose Thursday as upbeat retail sales and other U.S. data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and lifted optimism about consumer spending.
U.S. stocks lost more than 1 percent Wednesday in the S&P 500's biggest decline since Oct. 13 as another big drop in oil prices hammered energy shares.
Amazon Takeout & Delivery is starting with 141 Seattle restaurants. GrubHub, a profitable startup in 800 cities, should feel the heat.
The fast-casual dining segment has seen a flurry of IPOs recently and will see more. But several of these stocks are struggling to perform well.
Stocks rose Wednesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at records, as data pointed to improving conditions in the U.S. services sector.
Billionaires have often been industrialists, real estate moguls or technology pioneers, but James Simons began his path to riches using math.
Don't be fooled by ETFs that look like stocks but have the risks of futures -- and are almost guaranteed to be losers over time.
A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday, after starting the day with small gains on upbeat economic news.
Stocks stay at record levels as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from the world's central banks would help revive global economic growth.