Economy

Is Herbalife a Bad News Buy?

Herbalife , the notorious battleground stock with dueling activist investors (Bill Ackman on the bear side, Carl Icahn on the bull...

UnitedHealth, GE Earnings Pull the Dow in Opposite Directions

A big day across blue-chip earnings has shaken up the market, but all major indices crawled into the green in afternoon trading,...

Netflix, Inc. Earnings: Where Momentum Really Matters

On Monday, Netflix will release its quarterly report, and investors have recently punished the stock along with a host of other stocks that...

What's Wrong With These 3 Dow Stocks Today?

More than half of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average members are trading up today. No fewer than six Dow companies reported earnings last...

Why Shares of Avis Budget Group Are Hitting the Gas Pedal Today

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in...

Why IBM Is Dragging on the Dow Jones Today

IBM is weighing on the Dow Jones Industrial Average  today after reporting disappointing earnings. As of 1:20 p.m. EDT the Dow...

International Business Machines Corp. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. Are Dragging the Dow Down

Today continues the trend of weakly indecisive markets that has plagued American investors for much of April. The Dow Jones Industrial...

These 3 Tech Stocks are Plunging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down just five points as of 11:30 a.m. EDT. IBM was the index's worst performer, falling...

Initial Jobless Claims Up 0.7%, Still Near Pre-Recession Levels

Initial jobless claims edged up 0.7% to 304,000 for the week ending April 12, according to a Labor Department report released today.

After ...

Earnings Storm Leaves Dow Flat as UnitedHealth Group, IBM Plunge

Earnings season for the Dow Jones Industrials hit a climax Thursday, with six index components reporting quarterly results...

Can Natural Gas Help Intrexon Take the Lead in Isobutanol Development?

Synthetic biology company Intrexon has been busy lately. In the last six months the company has entered into and expanded several exclusive...

Take the Long View on Google's Earnings Miss

The S&P 500 and the narrower Dow Jones Industrial Average  were down 0.06% and 0.08%, respectively, at 10:15 a.m. EDT. This...

AT&T's Fighting a Two-Front War

The competition is heating up for AT&T . The company is fighting a battle for both its wireless services and its high-speed home Internet...

Earnings Primer: What's on Deck for Amgen Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc.

Biotech stocks have taken a punishing nose-dive over the past month as investors step aside following significant gains. However, the current...

Here's Why Bank of America's Loss Isn't As Bad As It Looks

If you're wondering how Bank of America fared in the latest quarter, then look no further than its stock price. Shares of the...