Stocks traded higher on Tuesday as company earnings tended to be on the strong side. Netflix, Comcast and Xerox all beat analyst expectations with strong first quarter earnings.
Several California towns are pushing to ban the cultivation of outdoor marijuana.
Strong first quarter earnings from Harley Davidson and Comcast helped to push stocks higher, while McDonald's seemed to be the only weak spot for sales.
Bad winter weather kept people from going through the drive thru at McDonald's, but that wasn't the problem over at Harley Davidson, where shoppers had no problem going out into the bad weather to push sales higher.
With Europe closed and Boston traders shut down for the marathon, trading was muted. Gold closed at a two week low, while crude ended at a seven week high.
Princeton Securities' Ben Willis says investors can no longer just buy a stock index and watch it go up -- investors have to look more closely at individual stocks.
Pfizer rumored deal for Astra Zeneca said to be rejected, while Sarepta gets a boost from the FDA.
Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson said the company is placing its indoor farms in states that have the potential to legalize marijuana, with the hope of switching to the lucrative crop.
One stunt ranch in Texas is attracting companies interested in teaching risk-taking and fear-management to employees.
Zoe's Kitchen, a fast casual Mediterranean restaurant chain priced its shares at $15, but quickly traded over $25. CEO Kevin Miles thinks the healthy menu will win over new fans.