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  • Order up! GrubHub shares soar

    Order up! GrubHub shares soar
    Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading. Shares of GrubHub rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended the trading day up 31 percent, at $34. GrubHub's gains came as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow Jones...
  • Wall Street orders up GrubHub in market debut

    CHICAGO — Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading. GrubHub shares rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended up 31%, at $34. The Chicago company's gains came even as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow...
  • S&P 500 hits new high; Dow not far behind

    This is no April Fool's joke: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is at a record high and the Dow industrials aren’t far behind. Encouraging manufacturing data pushed up the major indexes Tuesday morning, stoking optimism that the economy is...
  • Prana drug fails Alzheimer's study; shares plunge

    (Reuters) - Prana Biotechnology Ltd lost nearly three-quarters of its value after the company said its experimental drug to treat Alzheimer's disease failed a mid-stage study, raising doubts about the drug's future. The company's shares, which quadrupled...
  • Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

     Professor proposes slowing down automated trading
    In an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a...
  • BlackRock CEO to US companies: Don't overdo divs, buybacks

    (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Laurence Fink has warned top U.S. companies not to emphasize dividends or share buybacks at the expense of future growth. Many top corporations have faced pressure from Wall Street analysts, activist...
  • Biotech selloff could be harbinger Of further decline

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Biotechnology stocks suffered their worst day since October 2011 on Friday, raising questions among investors whether the sector is finally running out of momentum. The selloff started early, following news that U.S. lawmakers have...
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group plans $150M share buyback

    Sinclair Broadcast Group plans $150M share buyback
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. offered to restructure its nearly $1 billion planned acquisition of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network, changes it says will satisfy cross-ownership concerns recently raised by the Federal...
  • CBOE to extend trading hours for VIX futures in June

    CBOE to extend trading hours for VIX futures in June
    Trading hours for the CBOE Volatility index VIX futures will be extended to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, beginning June 22, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said on Tuesday. Pending regulatory review, the trading week for VIX futures at...
  • The anniversary of the bear market

    March 9, 2014 marks the five-year anniversary of the stock market's closing low. That trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 6547, its lowest level since April 15, 1997; the S&P 500 was at 676, its lowest level since Sept 12, 1996; and the...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...