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Sharp declines in stocks brings the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer to a 'correction'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:32pm
The downturn in the U.S. stock market has brought it closer to what professional investors refer to as a "correction." That happens when a benchmark index like the Standard & Poor's 500 closes 10 percent or more below a recent peak.
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U.S. Declines To Name China a Currency Manipulator

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:30pm
No major trading partner, including China, has manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage, the U.S. Treasury said Wednesday in its semi-annual report on exchange rates.
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AbbVie, Shire, Bank of America, Lakeland Industries and Petrobras are big market movers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:21pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE AbbVie Inc., up 50 cents to $54.63 The pharmaceutical company is reconsidering its $55 billion buyout of Shire, putting it at risk of paying a $1.6 billion fee.
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Markets Pummeled On Data and Ebola, Rebound Late

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:21pm
The equity markets sold off following a clobbering of the major European indexes with significant intraday losses across the U.S. benchmarks.  Lower than expected results on retail sales and PPI combined with the report of a second health care worker infected with Ebola pushed stocks lower while the VIX volatility index hit its highest point since December 2011.  An afternoon rebound saw the major indexes well off their lows or into positive territory.
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Stocks swing wildly; Dow recovers much of a huge loss to end 173 points lower; Bonds soar

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:13pm
Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge.
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Weak Economic Data Slams Wall Street

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:10pm
Stocks pared significant losses Wednesday, but still closed deep in negative territory, as disappointing economic reports reignited growth worries.
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Wal-Mart lowers revenue outlook for the year on tough sales environment

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:03pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year.
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Netflix Sinks on 3Q Revenue Miss, Outlook

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01pm
Netflix shares sunk as much as 26% after hours on disappointing earnings. The digital streaming giant reported 3Q EPS of 96 cents topping views of 93 cents, but revenue of $1.22 billion came in short of the expected $1.41 billion.
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EBay Logs Third-Quarter EPS Beat

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:00pm
The e-commerce giant posted earnings of 68 cents per share, topping estimates by a penny. Revenues of $4.4 billion we in line with Wall Street estimates. Shares were off 4.54% after hours.
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American Express Logs Mixed Third Quarter

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:58pm
Developing: American Express posted 3Q earnings-per-share of $1.40, topping estimates. Revenues, meanwhile came in at $8.33 billion, below views. Shares were flat in after-hours action.
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Hedging Conviction with Confidence

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:54pm
We are in the midst of a growth scare and, whether you choose to believe it or not, but it's never too late to hedge your positions. 
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Wal-Mart Cuts Full-Year Sales Growth Forecast

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:50pm
Wal-Mart cut its full-year sales growth forecast, hurt by a stronger dollar and a bigger-than-expected impact from the cut in the government food stamp program last year.
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Spike In New NYSE Lows May Bode Well For The Market

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:46pm
The number of NYSE-listed stocks hitting 52-week lows spiked up to a three-year high Wednesday, which history suggests means a nice bounce may be on the horizon.
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Russell 2000 Bucks Selloff, On Pace To End Higher

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:45pm
The small-cap Russell 2000 jumped to a session high and turned positive in Wednesday's last hour of trading, showing a 1.3% gain.
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Farmers, producers gather for dairy summit as state designates yogurt its official snack

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:43pm
Farmers, state officials and dairy industry experts are gathering at Cornell University for the 2014 Yogurt and Dairy Summit.
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Reporter Says Linking Schumacher Injury To GoPro Was His Opinion

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:42pm
The French journalist who was reported to have made a link between Michael Schumacher's brain injury in a skiing accident and the GoPro camera he was wearing on his helmet has taken to Twitter to clarify that he was stating his own opinion, and not quoting Schumacher's son, as previously reported.
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Wal-Mart Shares Drop After It Cuts Sales Outlook

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:33pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley on Wednesday cut the company's sales outlook this year to a gain of 2% to 3% from a prior guidance of 3% to 5%.
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Study: Deep phosphorus runoff cuts needed, but may not be enough to stop Lake Erie bacteria

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:16pm
Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, suggesting that ambitious goals are needed for reducing phosphorus runoff that feeds large blooms like the one that forced a temporary tap water shutdown in and near Toledo, Ohio, scientists said Wednesday.
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Atlantic City casino revenues down 13 percent in September, hurt by closings of 3 casinos.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:14pm
The loss of four casinos began to show up in Atlantic City's gambling revenues in September, which were nearly 13 percent less than they were a year ago before the lights started going out.
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Market's Intraday Bounce Being Led By Small Caps

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:01pm
The market's intraday bounce is being led by, of all things, small-cap stocks, as the Russell 2000 has already recovered about three quarters of what it lost at the day's worst levels.
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