Market Overview

Michael Foster

Benzinga Staff Writer

February 21, 2012 12:55 PM
While many pundits have called the recent economic downturn an unprecedented event, economics historian Louis Hyman disagrees. In his recent book, Bor ...
February 21, 2012 10:31 AM
Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) spiked nearly 4.5 percent in early morning trading Tuesday after reporting quarterly net income of $52 million, giving in ...
February 21, 2012 9:06 AM
After twelve hours of back-and-forth negotiating, European leaders have agreed to help Greece avoid a default by providing it with €130 billion ($17 ...
February 21, 2012 7:17 AM
Even when consumers were shopping less, e-commerce was booming. The convenience of online shopping made online retail sales jump by 12.6 percent in 20 ...
February 20, 2012 11:38 AM
An upcoming auction of airwaves to wireless companies may boost revenues for telecommunications companies, although the gains may not be seen for year ...
February 20, 2012 8:35 AM
Investors in Netherlands-based logistics company TNT Express (AMS: TNT) are eager to see the company accept an offer from America-based United Parcel ...
February 17, 2012 1:12 PM
Finally, Congress approved a payroll tax cut that would put more money in the pockets of 160 million American workers. At first glance, this may spell ...
February 17, 2012 11:40 AM
China is becoming a bigger headache for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), as Chinese consumers eschew the iPhone for other options. Last quarter, Chinese consumer ...
February 17, 2012 7:41 AM
Morgan Stanley downgraded Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) yesterday, citing "mixed data points" that suggest the company's stock might hit a ceiling soon. Analy ...
February 17, 2012 6:30 AM
Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, wasn't too impressed with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. "You can smile and laugh about i ...
February 16, 2012 1:39 PM
At the beginning of this milennium, strong derivatives markets and a property bubble made bankers rich. In 2007, bonuses worth $39 billion went to ban ...
February 16, 2012 8:53 AM
Home builders are getting busier as more new houses were being built in January, in news that may benefit developers like Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH), D. ...
February 16, 2012 7:14 AM
Rumors that Moody's is looking to cut its credit ratings on UBS (NYSE: UBS), Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) was met with a dr ...
February 16, 2012 6:42 AM
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is perfectly poised to bring jobs back to America, even as Apple ramps up pressure on supplier Foxconn with an audit by the Fair ...