The day ahead: Wednesday

September 1, 2009

Ahead of Friday’s employment report investors will look to the ADP survey and Challenger report, as well as the FOMC minutes, for direction.

The day ahead: Tuesday

August 31, 2009

Automakers’ monthly sales numbers, manufacturing and housing data are among the highlights expected on Tuesday.

Graphic: Healthcare fund flows

August 27, 2009

Vital signs for healthcare stocks are improving at the expense of what is shaping up to be a watered down government health reform initiative.

The day ahead: Friday

August 27, 2009

Consumer spending and income data will be closely watched, along with a gauge of consumer sentiment, Tiffany results, and reaction to Apple’s new operating system.

The day ahead: Thursday

August 26, 2009

Offsetting upbeat economic data earlier in the week, investors brace for a revised down U.S. Q2 GDP number foretelling a lengthy and fragile economic recovery.

The day ahead

August 25, 2009

Here’s what to expect on on Wednesday, Aug. 26:

Durable goods orders, new home sales data and earnings from Dollar Tree and Williams-Sonoma are among the highlights expected Wednesday.

Graphic: Michael Jackson’s death

August 25, 2009

Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday.