economy

Another Solid Week for Jobless Claims

179125086The U.S. Labor Department has released its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the figure rose by 2,000 to 304,000. The prior week's reading was...

Why Zogenix, ImmunoGen, and voxeljet Are Today's 3 Best Stocks

If you haven't noticed, earnings season is starting to kick into full swing, and investors apparently like what they're seeing thus far, with...

Here's What This $4.5 Billion Market-Beater Has Been Buying

Every quarter, many money managers have to disclose what they've bought and sold via 13F filings. Their latest moves can shine a bright light...

Will Higher Domestic Prices Squeeze Petrobras' Profits?

Brazilian oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro, better known as Petrobras , is facing a new domestic challenge. Local consumer inflation accelerated...

Another Gold Miner Joins the Bidding Drama

Sometimes reading corporate news can be more interesting than reading an exciting thriller. This is surely the case with the bid war...

Fundamentally, Southern Copper Corp Is Promising

The copper market is uneasy. Prices are falling, and worries about China's slowdown continue. In the midst of this instability, it is...

4 Great Dividend-Paying Stocks

In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader...

Will Chesapeake Energy Corporation Meet Its First Quarter Goals?

During the first quarter of 2014, the oil and gas market heated up. Despite these developments, shares of Chesapeake Energy didn't perform...

Janet Yellen Talks Up Progress in Labor Market, Addresses Inflation

Janet_yellenFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, April 16, regarding monetary policy and the economic...

Why Angola May Be the Next OPEC Darling

This article was written by Oilprice.com -- the leading provider of energy news in the world. Also c heck out these...

Why ImmunoGen Inc. Shares Took Flight

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...

Apple, Baidu, and MercadoLibre: 3 Tech Stocks to Buy During the Market's Sell-off

It's been a rough road to hoe for technology stocks across the board in the last month or so. Since March 5, the benchmark NASDAQ Composite...

The Not So Logical Reason Visa Is the Dow's Most Important Stock

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had risen 116 points by 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, driven by broad-based buying across the index. 

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Housing Starts Up 2.8%, Missing Expectations

Housing starts increased 2.8% for March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000, according to a Commerce Department report (link...

Too Many Lousy Financial Stocks Have Kept the Dow Down This Year -- Here's How to Fix That

For the three and a half months of 2014 that ended on Tax Day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average  lost about 1.4%. Over the long run, this is...

Why IBM and American Express Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrials hung onto their upward momentum from Tuesday's session, picking up more than 124 points...

H&R Block Banks On Getting Out of Banking

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. U.S. tax prep specialist H&R Block  will try once more to shed its banking...

3 Tech Stocks Active on Wednesday

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had added 100 points as of 11:30 a.m. EDT. Dow Jones component Intel lagged its index after...