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  • Stocks close lower after weak retail reports

    Stocks closed lower for the third day straight Thursday after weak reports from the nation's retailers. Debate over the impending fiscal cliff is also weighing on stocks.

  • Stocks slide as impasse over budget deficit looms

    Stocks fell sharply Wednesday despite a signal from the Federal Reserve that it could launch a program to speed job growth.

  • Home Depot gains hint at housing market recovery

    Home Depot shares rose nearly 4 percent Tuesday after the home improvement company beat earnings expectations in the third quarter. Glimmers of a housing market recovery and preparations for Superstorm Sandy contributed to Home Depot's strong perfomance. 

  • Humana profit down, but still beats estimates

    Humana earnings hit $426 million in third quarter, down from $445 million a year. But Humana raises earnings guidance for the year, due in part to rising enrollment in its Medicare drug plans. 

  • Stocks rise on strong economic data

    US stocks had their best day since mid-September after reports of strong economic data and good corporate news gave stocks a boost.

  • Ford Motor Company: Europe spoils strong US earnings (+video)

    Ford' Motor Company's third-quarter profit eased 1 percent to $1.63 billion as European losses swamped record North American profits. Ford Motor Company's revenue fell 3 percent to $32.1 billion as vehicle sales dropped in Europe and South America.

  • Burger King net income drops a whopping 83 percent

    Burger King said Monday that its third quarter net income dropped 83 percent. Much of the Burger King revenue hit came from the company selling company-owned stores to franchisees.

  • Newell Rubbermaid to shed 10 percent of workforce

    Newell Rubbermaid, maker of Sharpie pens and its namesake containers, plans to cut 1,900 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide workforce. The cuts are part of a reorganization effort by Newell Rubbermaid over the next two and a half years. 

  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was Ancestry.com, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Hasbro income falls on boy, preschool toys

    Hasbro's net income fell in the third quarter heading into the holiday shopping season. Sluggish sales for toys aimed at boys and  preschoolers dragged down Hasbro profits.