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Why Shares of hhgregg, Inc. Dropped

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...

Could Eurozone Pricing Issues Force the ECB's Hand?

"We have to dispense with the question, 'Is there a deflation?' And the answer is, 'No.'"

Nearly two months have passed since European...

2 Legal Documents You Can't Live Without

Nobody likes to think about dying, and estate planning is a morbid subject. But two critical legal documents can actually help you while...

Why the Dow Jones Is Up Triple Digits Today

Visa is leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average up following a better-than-expected retail sales report for March as well as...

Is 3M Stock a Buy Today?

Without much fanfare, 3M has been one of the top-performing stocks on the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the past year.

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America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Toward Russian Waters. President Putin Presumably Not Pleas


USS Donald Cook leading a flotilla of destroyers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

File this story under the rubric: "Be careful what...

Inflation Finally Arrives — at Least at the Wholesale Level

factoryIf the Federal Reserve ever wanted to see some inflation — as they keep claiming (careful what you wish for) — the Labor Department just gave a first...

Stock Market Today: Why JPMorgan and Wells Fargo are on the Move

After a brutal sell-off yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 51 points in pre-market trading, suggesting a...

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase Are About To Set the Tone For Earnings Season

Earnings season kicks off this week, and whether or not the first companies to report meet expectations will set the tone for the rest of the...

Why JPMorgan Chase Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrials plunged after biotech stocks and other former leading sectors reversed course, wreaking...

U.S. Deficit Shrinks Unexpectedly to $37 Billion for March

The Treasury Department today announced a deficit of $36.9 billion for March. 

After clocking in at $193.5 billion in February, this latest...

What are Grocers Doing When Faced with a Dry California?

The Golden State is thirsty these days and it's going to impact how much people will spend for food. California's drought will add the to the...

Treasury Deficit at Decade Low in March

Stock Split ImageThe US Treasury may have had a successful 30-year Treasury Bond auction, but the Treasury budget deficit is alive and well. That means more deficits...

Boeing Plane Orders Flatline

Boeing today released its latest report on airplane orders received -- and canceled -- through April 8. There was no change in the...

Mortgage Rates In Broad-Based Decline

Freddie Mac released its weekly update on national mortgage rates on Thursday morning, reflecting a significant drop in the cost of buying a...

Initial Jobless Claims Fall 9.6% to Pre-Recession Levels

Initial jobless claims fell 9.6% to 300,000 for the week ending April 5, according to a Labor Department report released today. That's the...

Great Jobless Claims Reading Largely Ignored

135093244The Labor Department showed that weekly claims were down by a whopping 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ending April 5. Bloomberg had the estimate at...

Pentagon Awards Near-Billion-Dollar Radio Contract to 4 Defense Contractors

The Department of Defense awarded only eight defense contracts Wednesday yet still managed to hand out almost $1.77 billion in awards. The...

Stock Market Today: Family Dollar's Layoffs and Rite Aid's Confidence

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost a modest 17 points in pre-market trading, suggesting a lower start to the stock...

The Fed: Dovish on Rates, Hawkish on Banks

And back up we go! After U.S. stocks posted three consecutive losing days (ending Monday), this elicited some handwringing from...

Lions Gate Pops As Dow Surges 181 Points on Fed Minutes

A transcript of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting lifted the stock market today, as central bankers all but confirmed...

The Fed's Unexpected Gift

What began as a good day on the market became a very good day indeed later in the afternoon, after the Federal Reserve released the minutes...