NBR Staff’s Posts

MARKET_FOCUS_LOGO

Today’s stock stories: HTZ, IRF, WAG, SPLS, SJM, MSG & SFLY.

Administration & tax inversions

The U.S. treasury is taking steps to block U.S. companies from reorganizing overseas to avoid taxes. What power does the administration have over these tax inversions?

Google’s massive footprint

On the ten year anniversary of Google going public, Josh Lipton looks at how ubiquitous the search giant has become in our lives. And with its shares up more than 1,300 percent, is the stock still worth buying?

Home Depot’s profit surges

Another beneficiary of the housing recovery is Home Depot. As more Americans fixed up their homes and yards this spring, second quarter profits surged 14 percent.

Dollar store bidding war

Dollar General is looking to acquire rival Family Dollar for nearly $10 billion, trumping a competing offer from Dollar Tree.

Stocks end higher

Housing and Home Depot, those were the two big boosters on Wall Street today, adding more gains for the major stock averages. Investors were also in a buying mood thanks to encouraging news about inflation.

NBR Thum

Tonight: Homeowners poured money into renovation projects and that helped Home Depot’s bottom line. But is the trend expected to continue?

Nightly Business Report — August 19, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, homeowners poured money into renovation projects and that helped Home Depot’s bottomline. But is the trend expected to continue? And, how the Ice Bucket Challenge is changing the business model for charitable giving.

MARKET_FOCUS_LOGO

Today’s stock stories: RDEN, SLXP, AGN, SKH, PETM, S, BHP, MCD & AAPL.

Raising a kid will cost you $245K

A new government report says that raising a child costs an average of about $245,000 and that’s not including college.

Monday market rally

Investors were in a buying mood on this quiet day. The Nasdaq reached a 14-year high, and the S&P 500 was just a percent shy of a new record. Our guest says investors are buying up stocks of American companies because the U.S. is the global safe haven.

NBR Thum

Tonight: No news was good news on Wall Street as a quiet August day ended with a 170-point gain on the Dow.

Nightly Business Report — August 18, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, no news was good news on Wall Street as a quiet August day ended with a 170-point gain on the Dow. And, you’ll never guess how much it costs to raise kids.

MARKET_FOCUS_LOGO

Today’s stock stories: URBN, ARO, TGT, DWA, FN & GOOGL.

Market Monitor: Marty Leclerc

Our Market Monitor guest says we are in a “rip roaring bull market,” despite geopolitical concerns about Russia and Ukraine.