Category Archives: Daily Advantage

Streaming music biz gets a fever for analytics (and more cowbell!)

Stocks rallied on upbeat earnings, led by blue chips Caterpillar and 3M, as well as several U.S. airlines that advanced on strong profits and lower fuel prices. The Dow rose 216 points, with 26 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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It’s getting harder to avoid toll roads

Consumer inflation stayed tame in September, while shares of several big companies—like Boeing and Biogen—sold off despite releasing earnings reports that, for the most part, beat expectations. The major indexes started modestly higher but reversed course in afternoon trading, with … Continue reading

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Big Data, meet Big Yoga

Stocks rallied on Apple’s positive earnings, as well as encouraging home sales data and reports that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to stimulate regional growth. The Dow climbed 215 points, with 27 of its 30 components … Continue reading

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A new variable for the buy/rent calculator

Stocks were generally positive on a light news day. The biggest news was IBM’s significant miss on third-quarter earnings and revenue, which almost single-handedly drove the Dow into the red despite more upbeat results for the S&P 500 Index and … Continue reading

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Stocks end volatile week with strong rally

Stocks rallied across the U.S. and Europe today after earnings reports continued to come in favorably and the European Central Bank prepared to start its asset-purchase program. The Dow jumped 263 points, with all of its 30 components gaining ground; … Continue reading

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Is the Hamburglar running Burger King’s ad unit?

Stocks recovered early from yesterday’s losses but ended the session in mixed territory as the market shook off the mid-week selling frenzy. Investors reacted positively to encouraging data on employment and industrial production along with remarks from the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Stocks continue October slide after wild session

A slide in European shares and a series of disappointing economic reports about retail sales, producer prices, and manufacturing set a dismal tone for the day. The major indexes opened with declines of more than 1.5% and continued trading volatilely … Continue reading

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Amazon takes Manhattan—but why?

Shares rebounded on positive earnings, following three days of declines, but ended the session in mixed territory. The Dow lost 5 points, with 17 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index rose 2 points; and the Nasdaq added … Continue reading

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Paying for laughs (literally)

The Columbus Day holiday meant little news for investors to chew on after last week’s volatile sessions. Stocks spent the morning in the red, recovered to near even, and then dove in the last half hour of the session to … Continue reading

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Want a good football game? Don’t watch on Thursdays.

Stocks struggled to climb higher in early trading, but concerns about the global economy and an earnings warning from semiconductor manufacturer Microchip Technology dragged down technology stocks and eventually brought down the broader market. The Dow fell 115 points, with … Continue reading

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