Tyson Foods reports stronger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings as pork sales jump.
Stocks finished higher Thursday after optimistic statements from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke suggesting the U.S. economy is steadily improving.
Dow Chemical reports an unexpected fourth-quarter loss as rising commodity prices hurt the bottom line.
U.S. stocks advanced Wednesday after strong manufacturing reports from the U.S., Europe and Asia boosted optimism.
Commodity shipping was unable to hold on to late 2011 gains this year as the industry's continuing struggle with a glut of container ships sent the Baltic Dry Index to its second-worst month on record in January.
Amazon.com posts fourth-quarter sales below analysts' estimates and says it could report a first-quarter operating loss.
As home prices continue to fall across the country, PulteGroup's fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday may not be all sunshine and daisies.
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell for the first time in three months in January after the measure shot to its highest level since April last month, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.
Exxon profit rises 2% in the fourth quarter to $9.4 billion as crude oil prices climb.
Thomas & Betts is being acquired by Switzerland's ABB for $3.9 billion.