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Midday Market Minute: Lowe's 4Q Net Income Tops Expectations

Home improvement retailer Lowe's Cos. credits cleanup efforts after Superstorm Sandy and its new pricing strategy for fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street expectations, a sign that people are beginning to feel better about spending money on their homes as the housing market slowly recovers.

Cheesecake Factory Results Weaker Than Expected

Cheesecake Factory shares may be under pressure Thursday following the restaurant chain's weaker-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter performance. The company earned $22.1 million, or 40 cents per share, for the period ended Jan. 1, down from $29.9 million, or 54 cents per share, a year earlier.

Stock Futures Rise on Glimpse of U.S. Manufacturing Data

Stock futures headed higher Monday with investors getting a peek into the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department is expected to report that companies boosted orders for durable goods as 2012 came to a close.

Wall Street's Week Ahead: Earnings, Housing and the China Question

This week will bring answers to questions that have hung over the market for months: Will slower growth in China put a dent in U.S. companies' income? Will new housing numbers come in strong enough to keep homebuilders flying high? How much did Superstorm Sandy cost insurers? Here's what to watch.

U.S. Stock Prices Dip Ahead of Earnings Season Kickoff

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as traders awaited the start of the corporate earnings season. Market-watchers expect the quarter's results could include many surprises because of events like Superstorm Sandy, the presidential election, and the narrowly avoided "fiscal cliff."

Bank of America Beats the Street with a Narrow Profit

Bank of America said Wednesday that it narrowly turned a profit from July through September, good enough to beat Wall Street expectations. The bank earned $340 million in the quarter, which works out to a fraction of a penny per share. But financial analysts expected an 11-cent loss.

Get a Work-Life Balance: You Can at These Top-Rated Companies

If you're working harder than ever, and feel like you don't have time to breathe, check out Glassdoor's list of the best companies for work-life balance. Some names on it may not surprise you, like Facebook and LinkedIn. But one name that's been in the news constantly lately probably will.