Cramer's 6 signs that consumer glow trumps oil

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:11
There is a battle going on right now on the stock exchange floor. It is a battle between the consumer benefiting from the cheap-gasoline stimulus plan and the overstretched oil companies threatening the U.S. economic recovery. Jim Cramer's got his money on the consumer. "The cheap-gasoline fueled consumer might be able to repel any weakness that the producers of oil in this country may cause it," the "Mad Money" host added.
Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Lower as Global Economic Concerns Overshadow Upbeat U.S. Economic Data
Monday, 08 December 2014 06:48
Active broad-market exchange-traded funds in Tuesday's regularsession: SPDR S&P 500 (SPY): -0.51% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM): -1.17% Select Sector SPDR Fund - Financial (XLF): -0.68% Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX): +5.72% iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures (VXX): +3.14% Broad Market Indicators Broad-market exchange-traded funds, including SPY, IWM and IVVwere weaker. Meanwhile, actively traded PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) wasdown 0.12%
The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 11:20
How well run is your state? Assessing a state’s management quality is hardly easy. The current economic climate and standard of living in any given state are not only the results of policy choices and developments that occurred in the last few years, but can also be affected by decisions made decades ago, and by forces outside a state’s control.
Downtown design district draws detractors
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:02
click to enlarge That bomb you heard going off around noon at the Lafayette Building at Louisiana and Sixth Street was dropped by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, in the form of a proposed design overlay district for Main Streetand its neighbors. The proposed district was greeted with such animus from property owners at a meeting called by the partnership that DOD committee head and architect Tom Adams pulled his coat up over his head…
Jobs Are Growing Everywhere
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 07:00
Wikimedia Commons The Federal Reserve just released its latest Beige Book report, an anecdotal report of economic conditions in each of the Fed's twelve districts. The latest Beige book showed that economic activity continued to expand in October and November, with employment gains widespread across districts. Consumer spending also continued to advance in most districts, aided by lower gasoline prices.
Jobs Are Growing Everywhere (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, BND)
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 06:46
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand in October and November. A number of Districts also noted that contacts remained optimistic about the outlook for future economic activity. Consumer spending continued to advance in most Districts, and reports on tourism were mostly positive. Employment gains were widespread across Districts, and Districts reporting on business spending generally noted some improvement.
ADM Sues Syngenta Over Genetically Engineered Corn
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:10
By Jacob Bunge Archer Daniels Midland Co. sued Syngenta AG over losses the grain trader and processor said it suffered afterSyngenta sold genetically engineered corn in the U.S. that had yet to win approval in China. ADM said Syngenta's push to sell its biotech corn to U.S. farmers, without first securing Chinese import approval,led China to reject shipments of U.S.
Dixie Foods International Changes Name To "Preferred Restaurant Brands" And Expands Board Of Directors
Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:56
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dixie Foods International, Inc. (DIXI) announced that it has changed its name to "Preferred Restaurant Brands" and added six individuals to its Board of Directors. "Preferred Restaurant Brands better reflects our overall mission for the company," noted CEO Ken Antos. "As franchisee of Capriotti's Sandwich Shops and Papa John's pizza shops and the owner and eventual franchisor of various Alex Stratta-related brands, we are building a multi-brand company…
Medivation Q3 Profit Tops Estimates - Quick Facts
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:32
Medivation Inc. (MDVN: Quote) reported third-quarter net income of $77.99 million or $0.96 per share, compared to a loss of $13.31 million or $0.18 per share, prior year. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.84 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items. Collaboration revenue increased to $200.48 million from $60.03 million last year.
Republicans Sweep Key Senate Races
Monday, 03 November 2014 17:31
Much like the 2010 midterm elections, Democrats got shellacked across the country in several key Senate races, ceding the Senate to a Republican majority after eight years of Democratic control. For agriculture, a GOP-led Congress could push back on environmental regulations. Agriculture and business groups also could see a needed break in gridlock in Congress over trade-promotion authority that would allow the Obama administration to cut key trade deals that at least some leaders in…
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