U.S. stocks hit as China data disappoint
U.S. stocks fall Friday, with the S&P 500 curtailing weekly gains after an extended rise, after Chinese trade data yielded disappointing results. See full story.
Atlantic storms keep oil, nat gas traders on edge
Storms in the Atlantic haven't packed a big punch, but the latest sweep of Tropical Storm Ernesto stands as a stark reminder of how quickly the production outlook for oil and natural gas can change. See full story.
Yahoo leads techs down; RIM speculation grows
Investors give thumbs-down as Yahoo floats possibility that it might not return all its Alibaba cash. RIM jumps as IBM enters deal rumor mill. See full story.
Yahoo's Mayer sends a strange signal
By saying investors may not get any cash back from the Alibaba transaction, Yahoo's new CEO sends the company's shares lower late and stirs up chatter about a major M&A deal, writes Therese Poletti. See full story.
Yahoo says CEO reviewing plans, stock falls
Web portal discloses that Marissa Mayer is reviewing the company's strategy and may reconsider plans, including one involving an agreement with Alibaba Group. Shares trade lower after hours. See full story.
All eyes have been diverted recently by the drama being played out by the Dow. Yet Mark Hulbert advises to also take a look at the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which is more than 5% off its early May highs. See full story.
Most financial advisers have their clients' best interests at heart, but there are a few bad apples. Here's how to protect yourself, and your retirement funds, from rogue brokers and bad advice. See full story.