Stocks surged Thursday as good news outweighed fears about the latest unemployment data due Friday.
Banks led the list of most-searched stocks on TheStreet.com.
Bank of America
were advancing after the Financial Accounting Standards Board voted to ease
Also, three of Japan's biggest banks are reportedly bidding for
's brokerage unit,
In an interview with CNBC,
Bank of America
CEO Ken Lewis was optimistic about BofA's profitability and the overall economic outlook.
that it would take multiple quarters for the company to pay back its government loans.
FTN Equity Capital
initiated coverage of State Street with a buy rating
is teaming up with
$250 million venture
to target the home health care market.
former CEO Hank Greenberg
in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the government was to blame for the failures at the insurance behemoth.
. The car maker reported a
in March auto sales which was better than expected.
is up. The stock slipped earlier in the week when
reported that cheaper silicon will hurt the company's competitive advantage. On the positive side, the
it would provide more support for its solar industry.
is next. The
Pre and its WebOS are putting heat on the iPhone. Also, competitor
Research In Motion
Rounding out the list is
. Cramer said on
that he wants to pull the trigger on this stock. To see how he's buying shares for his Action Alerts Plus Portfolio
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