One of the best things about shopping online was how easy the Web made it to compare prices so you could be sure you were getting the best deals. Not anymore: Now, many companies are using your personal data to decide what prices to offer you for their products.
All weekend I've been trying to come up with some glaring weakness in the new iPad. It's escaping me.
Spring is just around the corner and as we begin cleaning up our homes and adding a fresh coat of paint to our walls, there are stocks that could benefit. Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off on three springtime stocks: Sherwin Williams, Toro and Home Depot. Watch the video for the bull and bear cases.
Stocks fell again on Wednesday, and oil prices briefly crossed the $100-a-barrel mark after violence escalated in Libya. Oil traders are spooked about the possible spread of turmoil. Tech bellwether HP's disappointing outlook also hurt.
Deadly clashes in Libya sent shockwaves through various markets yesterday, setting the stage for more turbulence in the sessions ahead. Gold and oil have already spiked higher on world markets, and U.S. investors will also see some major earnings and economic reports.
Many of America's best-known retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot and JCPenney, will be stepping into the earnings spotlight this week. Their reports come on the heels of disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department.
It's been a long time since the DJIA reflected just America's smokestack economy. But today's economic rebound is being led so far by manufacturers. And if you plot those Dow components as a group, you'll see they're leading the larger pack by far.
The Dow tumbled Tuesday as part of a global sell-off in stocks fueled by further speculation that China will hike interest rates to fight inflation and renewed worries over the wobbly finances of Ireland, Portugal and Greece.
With unemployment rising and second-quarter GDP likely to be revised downward, the S&P 500 stock index may be heading below 1,000 in the next month from the 1,079 close on Aug. 13. The key data may be Wal-Mart and Home Depot's earnings.